Loss of Equilibrium of Cat

A sudden loss of the equilibrium can be originated by the first phases of a cerebral concussion, by a diabetic crisis, by a shock, by the spread of an infection of ear or throat, or by a spontaneous disorder of the zone of the brain responsible for the equilibrium (vestibular disease).

Has the cat lost the sense of equilibrium and suffered before traumatic injury? YES
Possible concussion. Go the veterinarian NOW

Does he drink very much lately? YES
Possible diabetic crisis. Go to the veterinarian NOW

Does he have a pupil bigger than the other one? YES
Possible head injury. Go to the veterinarian NOW

Is he shakes the head or scratches the ears? YES
Propagation of ear infection. Go to the veterinarian the same day.

Does he refuse the food and has he an ear fallen? YES
Propagation of ear infection. Go to the veterinarian the same day.

Do his eyes turn aside in a certain direction?
Infection in the internal ear or vestibular disease. Go to the veterinarian the same day.

  1. Prevent that the cat falls or damages himself. Remove him from the shining lights
  2. Look for symptoms of injuries in the head that they indicate concussion. Go immediately to the veterinarian if there are symptoms of injury or shock. Move the cat in a closed and dark box.
  3. Examine the ears in search of ear-wax. Inflammation or suppuration; all of them are symptoms of an infection in the external ear that might spread to the internal and cause the loss of the balance. Go to the veterinarian the same day.

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