hello, i've put this in Chat too, so soryy if you've read it twice, I do appreciate your replies.
hi, last year i rescued a 13 year old cat after losing mine of a similar age. he is HUGE and eats very well (no decrease in appetite or increase in thirst)
he has over the past week become much less steady on his feet, culminating in today, him falling over whenever i rub his head. he seems to wak with his head on slightly one side and walks quite carefully/unsteadily.
what could this be? since he seems well in himself I am minded to take him to the vets on monday rather than pay for an out of hours vet.
its all happening at once here I've just lost my cockatiel aged 18 and guineapig aged 5, dd is just about realising that pets don't always come back when I take them to the vets, yet I'll have little choice but to take her with me on Monday.
Please tell me it's not as bad as it sounds
FWIW my last cat died of renal failure and he wet all wobbly too though he did have many other symptoms.
Sounds like a middle ear problem or a neurological problem perhaps - many things possible though and only the vet can tell you really. If it was your daughter would you leave it until Monday to see the doctor??
difficult question beautifulgirls and one i've wondered over.
I think I was only waiting as apart from the clumsiness he sems ok, and I was wonderng if anyone had opinions before deciding, obviously if you guys had said "get him to the vet" would have considered it!
I think I shall phone the vet to see what they think, I had hoped it was perhaps nothing <hopeful>