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My cat is walking around like shes drunk! Whats wrong

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My cat is walking around like she's drunk! What's wrong?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  FamilyPetDoctor replied 7 years ago.

Is there any possibility that she may have been exposed to antifreeze?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm not there...having a hard time getting a description on what's going on. Seems unlikely because the cat never goes out.
Expert:  FamilyPetDoctor replied 7 years ago.

If your cat is truly acting drunk suddenly this may be an emergency situation. Is there anyone who can take your cat into the vet? Has your cat ever had a seizure?

Dr C
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
She's never had one. She seems to have settled down and is sitting on her paws.
Expert:  FamilyPetDoctor replied 7 years ago.

It's possible that she ate a spider..... some have toxins that can cause neurologic problems.....

But it's also possible that this was a seizure..... they can dissipate on their own. If that was the case, then as long as she is no longer acting strange this wont' require an emergency visit. BUt I would consider a vet visit to have some blood work done soon.... to rule out metabolic reasons for seizures.

Do you have any other info on her yet? I hope that this helps.....

Dr C
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  FamilyPetDoctor replied 7 years ago.

You're very welcome... best of luck.

Dr C