Neurological problems in cats

Many of us may find it funny to find our cat spinning or walking in circles, however, although at first you have a little fun it is important that you consider that this behavior may be due to a neurological problem, called vestibular syndrome.

This vestibular syndrome, It includes tilting your head, making horizontal or vertical movements of your eyes, walking in circles, and even loss of balance. Although it may simply be a temporary disorder, if we observe it and treat it in time, bringing our cat back to normal, if we do not pay attention to it, it can lead to a series of much more dangerous and complex neurological problems.

It is important that you pay attention when your little animal wants to perform some type of movement, since it will be the indicated moment in which the aforementioned symptoms will appear. Similarly, if otitis, toxoplasmosis, some microscopic parasites, feline leukemia, infectious peritonitis, among other infections, this type of behavior such as walking in circles could occur.

Be aware that vestibular syndrome can be central or peripheral depending on where the injury is and the disease that caused it. Do not forget that when faced with any type of strange behavior, or with the slightest doubt that your cat is acting differently, it is best to consult a specialist to observe it, diagnose it and treat it appropriately. So that you stay a little more calm and do not be alarmed, if this vestibular syndrome has been caused by otitis, the prognosis will always be positive and it will be easier to treat.


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  1.   Monica said

    Good evening, a little over a month ago I have been bottle-feeding a litter of kittens that they abandoned in front of my door. Two of the three have difficulty moving their hind legs (crawling) and do not control urination. One of them responds to the stimulus to defecate but is constantly wet. The other does not respond to stimulation to urinate or defecate.
    Both are under neurological treatment, with vitamins and calcium.
    I would like to know if this problem has a cure and at what point in the treatment is it defined whether it is reversible or not.
    Thanks since now.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Monica.
      I'm sorry but I don't know how to tell you.
      I am not a veterinarian.
      It is best to consult a veterinarian.
      I hope I can improve, and soon.
      Cheer up.