I have an 11-year-old American short-haired, male cat that I opted to have his right hind leg amputated after I learned he had bone cancer 5 months ago. He initially had some difficulties (behaviorally) recovering but after his stitches were removed he improved quickly. He has a good appetite and loves to play and even bolts around the house. But within the last few weeks, I have noticed he has developed muscle spasms in his front limbs and neck. I started to give him about 30mg of gabapentin with breakfast and dinner which does not seem to be helping much. Oh yes, I forgot to mention he was also diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about a year ago so is on medication for that as well.
I have read articles about “jumpy-stumpy” syndrome and phantom limb pain but cannot seem to find information on alternative limb muscle spasms. Does anyone have any advice or has experienced this with their cat?
To remove ads from your site and others, upgrade to a Tripawds Supporter blog!