Cats Community
My Cat Is Losing His Balance
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

My Cat Is Losing His Balance

I have a 10 year old male, declawed, indoor, neutered, siamese short hair cat. About 5 days ago he was 100% fine but all of a sudden hes lost his balance, he still can walk , but he cant jump or make fast turns very well. Also hes gotten skinnier out of the blue this past 2 weeks. He was throwing up about every time we feed him but we bought a different kind of cat food and hes stopped but he still does it like once a week. Also this past month his fur has been getting knots like crazy. He is part of our family and we want to know what this could be. We havent brought him to the vet yet but we will very very soon as soon as we fine some reasons on what this could be and we do fear the worst so can anybody please help. Thanks
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
541150_tn?1306037443
Well reasons are many. Your cat may be losing balance because he probably had a stroke, viral disease or ear infections. Whatever is causing this as well as the vomiting and weight loss is potentially dangerous. You need to contact your vet ASAP. Your cat may look normal outwardly, but have very serious internal problems. Everything you mentioned is more than enough reason to take the cat to the vet. Don't wait any longer.  
Blank
587315_tn?1333556383
We are not doctors, so all we can do is guess.  What you describes could be a long list of conditions.  I can add a few more in addition to the above post-diabetes, kidney disease, liver problems, etc.

The vet will need to run bloodwork, maybe take x-rays to see if something shows up.  Maybe he'll add a few more tests depending on what the blood work results show.  I'd definitely ask about diabetes and kidney disease, especially if you've noticed your cat drinking a lot more water lately.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Take him to a vet asap! He may have had a stroke or he may have high blood pressure
which could leed to a stroke. Always take your pet to the vet right a way when you
notice something not right. Its better to be safe than sorry!!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1742220_tn?1331360327
Blank
meegWpaw commented on photo
2 hrs ago
6990909_tn?1416931513
Blank
jugglin I pray that everybody has a... Comment
3 hrs ago
6990909_tn?1416931513
Blank
jugglin uploaded a new photo
3 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil