Cats Community
Cat having difficulties walking
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Cat having difficulties walking

Yesterday, I found my female cat in our closet.  When I got her to come to me, she walked as though she was dizzy, stumbled to the right and plopped down to her right.  She's able to take a few steps (always stumbling to the right) & then sits or lies down.  She lets me pet her, even her hips and doesn't seem to be in pain.  There hasn't been any change in her appetite either.  In the last year, she's lost an incredible amount of weight but has remained as active as a kitten...she's about 16 years old.  This whole walking thing seems to have happened over night.  Any suggestions on what this could be?  Thanks.
Related Discussions
228686 tn?1211558307
You'll have to take her to a vet for a proper diagnosis. Cats of that age are at high risk for diabetes and hyperthyroidism, among a few other illnesses. Both can cause weight loss and lead to eventual neurological issues.

I hope kitty feels better, let us know if there's any news.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on stilltrying1965's status
2 hrs ago
961574 tn?1462909130
Blank
mhv commented on photo
13 hrs ago
495284 tn?1333897642
Blank
10356, Jade59, and dominosarah commented on VICourageous's status
Jul 29
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD