U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Cats
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-05-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
3,841 posts, read 4,176,500 times
Reputation: 3083

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by CTGirlNoMore View Post
So long story short, my cat (10 y/o) lost her balance night, and just couldn't keep her balance without falling over. So I took her to the vet, they ran tests/x-ray and everything came out 100% clean. Everything - liver, kidneys, no neurological problems, she didn't have a stroke/seizure/heart attack.

At that point, the vet just watch her and if it happens again, come back. He does think that it *could* be the start of something, but that is it is it's obvioulsy too early to be detected in the tests, since nothing is showing up.

Has anyone had this happen with their cat?
Ask your vet about Ideopathic Vestibular disease. The incidence goes up the older the cat or dog gets. My dog suffered from it last year.

Idiopathic Vestibular Disease in Cats | Overview & Facts
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-05-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
2,727 posts, read 5,815,939 times
Reputation: 1997
Quote:
Originally Posted by catsmom21 View Post
YAY! So glad she's coming home. Is she on antibiotics?

To help her in the litter box try laying paper towel under a very thin layer of litter. This will help prevent her feet from sliding. Puppy pads work too, but I used paper towels for my girlie who had a stroke. I also gave her a litter box with high sides, so she had something to lean against to hold herself up. I cut a hole low in the side, for ease of access.
I think she will be.

As far as the litter goes, it's in a carpeted room, so I think she's okay getting in. Also, the box has a low front to get in/out easily, but higher sides and back. So she can defintely lean if need be,
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-05-2012, 12:26 PM
 
8,450 posts, read 16,078,948 times
Reputation: 14676
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTGirlNoMore View Post
I think she will be.

As far as the litter goes, it's in a carpeted room, so I think she's okay getting in. Also, the box has a low front to get in/out easily, but higher sides and back. So she can defintely lean if need be,
No I meant paper towel in the litter box, under a layer of litter. Litter can be slippery for a cat with poor balance. Difficult to keep their feet from sliding around while they squat. A spread of paper towel or puppy pad under a thin layer of litter will enable her to keep her feet steady. If it's needed, anyway, perhaps she won't have trouble with sliding feet.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-05-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
7,201 posts, read 13,585,686 times
Reputation: 5423
Great news. Keep us updated.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-05-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
2,727 posts, read 5,815,939 times
Reputation: 1997
Quote:
Originally Posted by catsmom21 View Post
No I meant paper towel in the litter box, under a layer of litter. Litter can be slippery for a cat with poor balance. Difficult to keep their feet from sliding around while they squat. A spread of paper towel or puppy pad under a thin layer of litter will enable her to keep her feet steady. If it's needed, anyway, perhaps she won't have trouble with sliding feet.
Oh I didn't even think of that! I'll defintely put paper towels down too. Thanks.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-06-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
2,727 posts, read 5,815,939 times
Reputation: 1997
Very quick update:

Baby girl is home and doing PHENOMENAL!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
2,727 posts, read 5,815,939 times
Reputation: 1997
Hi everyone! Someone requested an update (thank you for thinking of baby girl!)......

She is doing WONDERFUL. She still has a bit of a head tilt here and there, but not ALL the time. She has resumed normal activity - she did so not TOO long after coming home. Runs around, plays, eat/drinks/sleeps fine. No lasting affects other than the ocassional head tilt, which the vet said may never go away. I was prefectly okay with that as long as she was healthy otherwise.

I did lose my other cat though, she had a cancerous tumor under her tongue that could not be treated. I kept her happy until she let me know it was time - about a month after baby girl came home. I do think baby girl is sometimes lonely, but for the most part she seems content, so I am letting her be an only "child" right now.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
7,201 posts, read 13,585,686 times
Reputation: 5423
Thank you for the update.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
2,727 posts, read 5,815,939 times
Reputation: 1997
You're welcome
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2014, 09:56 AM
 
1 posts, read 1,622 times
Reputation: 10
YES AND I HOPE THIS HELPS OTHERS!!!!!!!! MY CAT SHADOW WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND KEPT FALLING OVER HIS HEAD WAS TILTED AND HIS EYES WERE FUNNY. TOOK TO VET SHE GAVE ME SYNOTIC DROPS AND PILLS AND CLAVAMOX 1 WEEK WENT BY NO CHANGE. THE VET THEN GAVE ME BAYTRIL VERY STRONG PILL!!!!! HE SHOWED INSTANT IMPROVEMENT!!!!!! please dont give up I didnt and my pet got better good luck and i hope this helps someone thank you
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Cats

All times are GMT -6.

Ā© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top