I wouldn't worry about Mocha shaking his paw now and
then. If his leg were hot and swollen or had a bump,
or he suddenly started shaking and biting at his paw
over an extended time, then I would worry.
My cats shake their paws nearly every time they step
on a piece of litter in the carpet, if a paw gets wet,
if something makes a noise under a paw when they step
on it, when something gets caught between their "toes"
> Ok, now I have a new worry. Mocha, my tonkinese
> boy, shakes his paw
> sometimes? Does that mean he has clots?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> Behalf Of Sue at MAGDRL
> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 11:19 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [FH] blood clots in veins vs. arteries
> I had to laugh - so you don't bite at your leg when
> you have this problem?
> The swelling is almost gone in her left front leg &
> foot. When this
> happened on Monday, the swelling in her left hind
> leg & foot was completely
> gone by Tuesday morning.
> The vet says they ruled out a clot because there
> would have been elevated
> enzyme levels in her blood work - I assume from
> tissue damage. Her
> bloodwork was completely normal. I thought this was
> a perfect match to her
> symptoms but there were 3 cardiologists and a
> neurologist who disagree with
> This has been very frustrating. At least she's
> comfortable now and back
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "db4catz" < db4catz@yahoo.
> <mailto:db4catz%40yahoo.com> com>
> To: < feline-heart@
> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 10:58 AM
> Subject: [FH] blood clots in veins vs. arteries
> > Hi Sue,
> > How is Pepper today?
> > I wanted to add some thoughts about deep vein
> thrombosis. I've had
> phelbitis twice, and
> > what you describe corresponds with my symptoms
> (except the bitting of the
> leg). I was
> > given blood thinning meds, as well as cortizone to
> reduce the
> inflammation. With the
> > second attack, I had to keep my foot higher than
> my heart for a week. I
> have bad veins and
> > valves and have had trouble in both legs, though
> one is worse.
> > The way I understand it, blood clots in the artery
> travel from the heart
> until they get to a
> > narrow spot. Fresh blood and oxygen aren't getting
> to the area after the
> clot, and tissues
> > can't work without the blood flow. That is what
> happens with saddle
> thrombosis and why
> > the legs are cold.
> > With veins, the blood has spent it's oxygen and is
> making the long trip
> back to the lungs
> > and heart. There are also valves along the vein
> that help "push" the blood
> along it's way.
> > With people, and I assume with cats, where the
> clot is matters alot. Your
> veins are smaller
> > at the extremities and get increasingly larger as
> they get closer to the
> body core, A small
> > clot can block a vein near the foot, but won't be
> big enough to block the
> blood flow in the
> > groin. The blood backs up and becomes stagnant,
> which lead to
> inflammation, swelling
> > and heat.
> > I hope this helps.
> > Debby, Maggie's Mom
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