Nov 17, 2014

Tabby Cat with Vestibular Syndrome

tabby feral cat showing signs of vestibular disease or syndrome
The tilted head is what you always see first: Then there's the falling sideways and general confusion about what is up versus what is down. Vestibular disease in an inflammation of the vestibular system, which we all use to orient ourselves in the world. The causes are usually unknown and recovery takes a couple of months, although sometimes it can go away much more quickly.

This is poor, sweet Star Cat, a veritable senior citizen of the colony,  and this is the second time in his life that he's had an attack... the last time was about a year and a half ago in spring. And this time, it's fall. I mention that because one of the few things noted about vestibular syndrome is that it is most common in the spring and fall, and nobody knows why.


Get well soon, Star Cat!



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