Archives for November 2011

Treatment of Vestibular Disease in the Cat

Treatment is largely dependent on primary cause. Click here to learn more about diagnosing the cause of vestibular disease in cats.  If the ear infection is severe enough to cause vestibular signs, treatment is needed with both oral and topical antibiotics for 2-4 months.  … [Read more...]

Diagnosis of Vestibular Disease in the Cat

The most important step in diagnosing vestibular disease in the cat is differentiating peripheral and central vestibular disease.  Your veterinarian will perform a neurologic exam that will yield the most information of any diagnostic.  He or she will examine both the … [Read more...]

Clinical Signs of Vestibular Disease in the Cat

Vestibular disease can be a distressing affliction to your pet’s health. Clinical signs may be as mild as a head tilt to severe as inability to stand.  You may notice nystagumus (sporadic eye movement, see video here), running into walls, difficulty walking, dragging … [Read more...]

Central Vestibular Disease in the Cat

There are two primary causes of central vestibular disease in the cat: neonatal syndromes and primary central nervous system disease. Neonatal Syndromes - Congenital disease is much more common in the cat than the dog as a cause of vestibular disease.  Cerebellar … [Read more...]

Peripheral Vestibular Disease in the Cat

There are many possible causes of peripheral vestibular disease in the cat. Otitis – Ear infection is a common cause of peripheral vestibular disease that affects your cat’s health.  These infections typically begin as mild infections affecting only the outer portions of … [Read more...]

Vestibular Disease in the Cat

Peripheral and Central Vestibular Disease Vestibular disease in the cat is divided into two main categories: peripheral and central.  Peripheral diseases constitute all disorders arising from everything outside of the central nervous system (brain, brainstem, spinal … [Read more...]