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She is losing her balance when she walks and she’s been

She is losing her...

She is losing her balance when she walks and she’s been sleeping a lot

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?

Reda and she is about 5 or 6 Year’s old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Reda?

The vet gave us some steroids to give her because she was acting like she is now. He took some blood tests and said something was going on with her but I really didn’t understand the technical jargon

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has she had a recent ear infection?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Not that I know of

thanks so much for your very helpful reply. please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer

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I am sorry Reda is not feeling well. She may have a NOT serious condition called vesibular syndrome. It is often misdiagnosed as a stroke or neurological issue.

However, it is caused by a deep middle ear infection that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

It causes, imbalance, disorientation, dizziness and nausea similar to our motion sickness,

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/vestibularsyndrome.cfm

Give Reda 12,5 mg of dramamine to relieve the symptoms every 12 hours.

www.dramamine.com

Please let me know how she is doing.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Reda passed away......please don't bother me anymore.

I am so very sorry for your loss

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