Did my cat own a stroke?
We have a stray cat we take care of. She's other been very active and friendly. Yesterday she be fine, and today I noticed she was lay in the yard which was atypical, she usually sits on her chair in the court. As I approached she wasn't moving, I petted her, then she stood up and fell down. I picked her up and she was meowing in any pain or because she was scared, completely not moving. I brought her inside and she won't put away or drink, she's completely limp, and when she raises her head (very seldom, I got her to drink a tiny bit of water) it jerks around randomly. Any thinking?
Animals can have strokes. But, you're wasting your time here, rob her to an animal hospital asap.
this is VERY serious! i would take that cat to vet as soon as possible. if u can, please let her stay contained by ur house with a warm blanket covering her. she might feel better untill u transport her to the vet :]
My cat Winston just had a vestibular (inner ear, balance) problem beside the same symptoms, and it comes on suddenly. If this is the case with your kitty, it could be a result of ear mites cause an inner ear infection, a brain or eye ntumor or lesion, or idiopathic (nobody knows what causes it). Brain and eye btumors and lesions are serious and costly to identify, and frequent times simply untreatable. Unless it is an infection which can be treated, most vestibular problems are also not treatable and the cat will recover fully or partially. Winston never fully recovered (he's almost 17 years old), but he have adapted nicely. With vestibular problems, cats feel dizzy, have no be a foil for (which scares them) and the least little movement can make them consistency nauseous. You must, however, force some kind of nutrition and moisture into your cat or even more problems can occur. If t is a vestibular problem (serious of not) this will also affect your cat's sense of smell which they rely on for food (if they don't smell it, they don't get through it) so try some tuna and tuna juice which has a pungent aroma, and grind up some kitty vitamins into it.
For good gauge, take your cat to the vet, if for nothing else an injection of fluids and nutrients to serve it get better. And, do some research on vestibular problems in cats on the net.
I hope, for your kitty's sake, it is simply an idiopathic vestibular problem and that within a couple of weeks will be feeling frisky again.
ADDED: When I took Winston to the vet, he advised just taking him pay for home and caring for him. If it was simply vestibular, at hand would be improvement, albeit somewhat slow, but usually signs of improvement in two weeks. If it is a tumor or cancer, then the cat will progressively get worse. It was a a few days in the past Winston would eat or drink normally, and it was just about a week before I noticed any kind of development, and about a month before I noticed meaningful improvement (but then, he's an old cat by most standards).
Did she fall and strike her boss? Did she fall out of a tree and injure her spine? Did she get attacked? Did she eat a poisoned rat? Did she drink something toxic? Was she exposed to the chemicals surrounded by yard treatments? It could be a seizure or it could be any of these. She NEEDS to see a vet. Fast.