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My cat....she's about 9 years old...very much part of the

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my cat....she's about 9 years old...very much part of the family. this morning she was panting and walking in circles, then she seemed to be looking for noplace in particular, then she went outside, had a very normal bowel movement, then came in. i checked on her 10 minutes ago, she seemed better so i gave her some tuna fish, which she finished. then she started circling like she was to lay down, but just kepy circling. very disturbing. whats wrong with my kitty?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 12 months ago.

Im sorry to hear that your kitty is experiencing problems. I hope I can help. Circling makes me concerned about an intracranial issue (inside the skull). The most common reason for this would include a hypertensive event (similar to strokes that people get), a cardiac event (a clot that is occluding blood flow to parts of the brain), or a tumor or inflammatory process in the central nervous system. Based on the signs you are describing, the best recommendation I can make is to have your cat evaluated by your veterinarian today. She should have her blood pressure checked, be evaluated for a heart murmur or other evidence of cardiac disease and have a complete neurologic exam performed to localize her issue.

Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 12 months ago.

I noticed that you have not yet responded to my last message or accepted the answer I gave. If you have further questions and want to discuss your pet’s condition in more detail please feel free to let me know.

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All the Best,

Dr. Ellie

Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 12 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Ellie
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 11 months ago.

I noticed that you have not yet responded to my last message or accepted the answer I gave. If you have further questions and want to discuss your pet’s condition in more detail please feel free to let me know.

If I have been able to answer your question satisfactorily, I would appreciate a positive rating so the website knows that I have been helpful as this is the only way I can be compensated for my time. If you have additional questions, concerns or need more clarification, please feel free to ask me. And as always, please feel free to give me an update on your kitty.