What Is Feline Ataxia?
I have been told that my cat might have "ataxia". I was hoping you could tell me a little bit more about it. (Jessie Whitehouse - Kentucky)
Ataxia is an unsteady or irregular gait that has resulted from incoordination of the muscles. It can follow on from a loss of sensory perception or a dysfunction of the balancing organs of the ear or part of the brain.
The outcome depends very much on the cause of the ataxia, and this is something that the vet who is looking after your cat will be able to discuss with you, taking into account all of the different factors involved in your cat's condition.
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