I`m still very very confused. There is nothing to suggest Tom has
no pulse.. His hind legs would be cold..(like a corpse) his
paw pads would be bluish and he wouldn't be scratching at his
I also found this ''
===Saddle thrombi get their name because the blood clot resides at
the junction of the aorta and the arteries of the back leg (iliac
arteries) and resembles a saddle. Since the iliac arteries supply blood
to the back legs, the blood clot cuts off this circulation, and the rear
muscles are no longer able to function.
A cat with a saddle thrombus experiences extreme discomfort as his
legs are deprived of oxygen. The back legs are cold because of the
dramatic decrease in circulation.
These blood clots are much more common in cats who have heart
problems. In fact, this is often the first indication to an owner that
their cat has heart disease.
Sometimes the blood clots totally block the arteries; sometimes there
is only partial blockage. Partial blockages have a better long-term
If he isn't in pain and the legs aren't stone cold,
surely there must be circulation. He needs treating with Heparin to
dissolve the clot and pain killers as needed. Another test is to cut the
nail and see if it bleeds, best done by the vet. He also needs
medication for his heart, like fortekor or atenolol. I would post again
to the forum and ask for advice, I`m not a vet but a cat which is
scratching his ear... I`d say for certain must have some blood
flow to his feet..