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Feline aortic thromboembolism Owner Factsheet

Cats may be struck 'out of the blue' by a blood clot resulting in dramatic signs (sudden onset of lameness and pain) and potentially devastating damage. The back legs and the right front leg are most often affected and may be paralysed. This is an emergency, if you suspect that your cat has suffered a blood clot, you must seek veterinary help as soon as possible.

Feline aortic thromboembolism: pale hind legs © Glen Cousquer

What is thromboembolism?

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What are the signs of a thromboembolism?

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How would my vet know if my cat has an aortic thromboembolism?

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Why does my vet need to do so many tests on my cat?

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