Post concussion syndrome, or 'wobbly cat'?

She has seen 2 vets, and without an exam they label her sick from distemper while being carried to term. Her whole family looks healthy, mom is feral so I know she wasn't vaccinated while pregnant. Eyes flutter when shes exhausted. She bends her back legs to walk until they are tired. She doesn't have much muscle in her back legs yet. She responds to stimulus, slower if exhausted. Pupils react properly. She falls in ALL directions when falling over.Some sounds drive her literally mad. Whiskers were sheared, they are now half grown back. Treated for a very small ear mite problem when she suddenly got dizzy and kept vomiting and not eating. When born, she was unable to move front left arm. 4 weeks later she could move it, but was seen falling a 3ft drop onto concrete twice. When I found her, she was alert, gums were white. She meows if you massage between her shoulderblades.

Asked by Member 1130491 on Sep 12th 2012 Tagged concussion, medical, wobblycat, kitten, dizzy, vestibular, vertigo in Health & Safety
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Izadore (Izzie)

There is absolutely no way that anyone could know what this baby's issues are without a complete exam, blood tests and x-rays. She could have been poisoned, abused, injured by another animal, so many things could have happened to her. Sounds like you've struck out twice with vets. Why wasn't she thoroughly examined? You need to find a good vet. If you're stumped, call a local rescue and ask them to suggest a few. Doctors who contribute their time to rescue/shelter animals are usually pretty good. You need to know what kind of future this baby has and then go from there. Good luck and please keep us posted about her.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 9/13/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Just a thought, you say here her whiskers were cut or sheared? Cats use thier whiskers to feel thier way about the world, whiskers are extremely sensitive and are rooted deep in kittys cheeks. Sometimes if the whiskers are damaged , kitty loses some navigation info and may become dizzy, just the same way we get dizzy when we lose the messages from our inner ear if we have and ear infection or trauma. Hopefully, the cause to kitties illness is discovered and you are both well but though to put that in there. Izzie is bang on here, you need to get a second opinion and get her properly examined. Well done you for saving this kitty and stickin in there. Best of luck!

Batfink answered on 9/13/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer