why is my cat turning her head down and walking to the right it looks like her neck is hurting her

she is holding her head down when she is walking and she is walking torwards the right and she lays down everytime sh gets a drink she hasent done that before. i am very worried about her.

Asked by Member 1062224 on Oct 9th 2011 Tagged cat, maggiehurtworried in Illness & Disease
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Sassy (2001-2012)

You need to take her to a vet so they can do an exam and confirm what is going on. It could be an inner ear infection which messes up you balance and can cause a head tilt and inability to walk in a straight line. If that's what it is the vet should be able to treat her with antibiotics. If it's not that they will check for neurological (nervous system) issues and any hidden injuries. These are serious but more unlikely. Make sure to take her to a vet ASAP as if an inner ear infection is left untreated it can cause permanent damage and balance issues. It shouldn't be too expensive as you'll just need a vet exam plus antibiotics but if money is tight you can ask your vet about paying in installments or getting Care Credit.

Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 10/9/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer