Why is my cat holding his head to the right & walking sideways?
My 8 year old, 8 lb. Female cat had the same problem this week. I found her under a table in the basement crying loudly. She was walking like she was drunk and was clearly afraid. Her pupils were dilated and her eyes were darting back and forth. Took her to the vet and she found nothing wrong: Blood, urine and other tests showed no abnormality. Vet said that this is a vestibular (part of the ear that controls balance) issue that comes on suddenly, usually in July and August with dogs and cats that go outside. It is considered Ideopathic (no known cause) but always resolves itself over time. She gave me motion sickness pills for humans that she purchased at the local pharmacy and said to give her half a pill each day. She also advised me to roll up a blanket to surround her sleeping area and give her a sense of security. Of course the cat cannot go outside and has to be kept away from stairs until she gets over it.