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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
Category: Cat
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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Louie is a three yr. old male cat. Indoor cat and all of a

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Louie is a three yr. old male cat. Indoor cat and all of a sudden lost his balance and no appetite
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the cat?
Customer: lays down stubbles to walk meows loudly
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Louie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Louie?
Customer: Very active cat fine until yesterday
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry Louie is not feeling well. He may have an ear infection causing a vestibular upset to his equilibrium. It feels similar to our motion sickness, makes the cat feel unbalanced and dizzy.

You can give Louie 13.5 mg of dramamine to relieve the symptoms. Wait 30 minutes and offer him canned food like fancy feast or human baby food chicken with no onion or garlic.

Please let me know how he is doing.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think Louie looks worse. Should I put him out of misery
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Oh no, of course not. Did you give him dramamine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He passed lastnight
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

I am so very sorry to hear such sad news.

I know you love Louie very much and did your best to save him.

My heart us broken and I am typing this through my tears...................