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My cat is 14 years old, spade. She developed a wobble. she

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My cat is 14 years old, spade. She developed a wobble. she sometimes can't pick herself up. sometimes falls off her perch
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: she is in reasonable health for a 14 year old. it does not happen all the time. she can go weeks without an episode. at first I thought she was having a stroke.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 8 months ago.

Hello

I am sorry your girl has this trouble.She may have an ear infection causing a vestibular issue.

It affects the middle ear causing dizziness and disorientation, much like human motion sickness.

Read more here:

https://www.vetinfo.com/feline-vestibular-disease.html

This ailment is often mistaken for stroke however, it is much LESS serious . It is treated with antibiotics to resolve the ear infection.

When symptoms are present they can be relieved by 13.5 mg of dramamine.

Other possibilities are dehydration or hypoglycemia

I would have her checked out by her vet who can run blood and urine testing if necessary.

Please let me know how she is doing.

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Kind regards,

Terri

Expert:  Terri replied 8 months ago.

Hello

I am sorry your girl has this trouble.She may have an ear infection causing a vestibular issue.

It affects the middle ear causing dizziness and disorientation, much like human motion sickness.

Read more here:

https://www.vetinfo.com/feline-vestibular-disease.html

This ailment is often mistaken for stroke however, it is much LESS serious . It is treated with antibiotics to resolve the ear infection.

When symptoms are present they can be relieved by 13.5 mg of dramamine.

Other possibilities are dehydration or hypoglycemia

I would have her checked out by her vet who can run blood and urine testing if necessary.

Please let me know how she is doing.

Please be so kind as to rate my answer with positive feedback; that is the only way I receive credit for my assistance. Thank you very much!

Providing a positive rating will not end our conversation, should you need me for any follow-up. Simply click 'Reply' for clarification or additional information, if needed, at no additional charge.

Kind regards,

Terri

Expert:  Terri replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Terri