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What is Head Trauma?

Head trauma can vary in severity depending on the location your cat was hit and the impact of the blow. But, every cat with head trauma needs to be closely watched by a veterinarian, so if you spot the symptoms of a head injury, get your cat medical attention as soon as possible.

Head trauma can occur when a cat sustains an injury to the head, such as running into a wall, fighting with another animal, or being hit with a blunt or penetrating object. The observable symptoms of head trauma will vary between cats. In some cases, you may only notice your cat is beginning to act strange, while in other situations, your cat may completely lose consciousness and start to have seizures. 

Symptoms of Head Trauma in Cats

The symptoms you observe will vary depending on the location and severity of the head trauma. Sometimes, there will be physical signs of an injury, but other times, you won’t see any symptoms besides behavior that just seems unusual. Some of the most common head trauma symptoms include:

  • Different pupil sizes
  • Rapid or unusual eye movement
  • Stiff limbs
  • Bleeding from the ears or nose
  • Varying levels of consciousness
  • Tilted head
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal behavior

Causes of Head Trauma in Cats

Head trauma occurs after a cat is hit in the head with a blunt or penetrating object. This is common when the cat is involved in a car accident or fight with another animal. It can also occur when the cat accidentally falls from a great height or down a flight of stairs. Head trauma can also occur if the cat is intentionally or accidentally stepped on or hit in the head with an object such as a baseball bat. 

Diagnosis of Head Trauma in Cats

Talk to your vet about any symptoms you have observed, and when you first noticed them. If you know your cat was involved in some sort of altercation or accident, make sure you mention this as well.

The vet will need to begin testing right away if he suspects there is head trauma. First, the cat’s vital signs will be taken to determine if the condition of his heart and respiratory system. A light may be shined into your cat’s eyes to check the size of the pupils and his eyes’ response. X-rays and CT scans will most likely be performed so the vet can determine if there is any brain damage, and if so, to what extent. These tests can show skull fractures, tumors, brain swelling, and bleeding, so they are vital in the diagnosis of head trauma.

If the tests show there is swelling in the brain, the vet may collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, which is found in the brain. Brain infections can often cause swelling, so the fluid will need to be tested for the presence of bacteria so the vet can eliminate this as a cause of your cat’s symptoms.

Treatment of Head Trauma in Cats

Treatment will depend on the severity of your cat’s head trauma. First, the vet will attempt to stabilize your cat by administering oxygen and IV fluids. His head should be kept at a slighter higher elevation than the rest of his body if there is brain swelling. The vet may provide pain killers or completely sedate the cat, depending on the level of suspected discomfort and the cat’s condition. 

If the skull is fractured, your cat may need to undergo surgery to have the cracked pieces removed or repaired. However, if none of the cracked pieces of the skull shifted out of place during the blow, surgery may not be required.

Medications to reduce the brain swelling will be administered to your cat as well. These medications are designed to pull fluid out of the brain tissue to reduce the overall swelling. If your cat has suffered from seizures as a result of the head trauma, medication can also be given to prevent these from occurring.

Throughout the treatment, your cat will need to be monitored closely by the vet. Head trauma is a serious injury, and your cat’s condition can rapidly change from one moment to the next. You will most likely need to leave your cat with the vet for at least 24 hours so he can monitor him until the swelling has gone down. 

Recovery of Head Trauma in Cats

Every incident of head trauma is unique, so there’s no way to determine what the survival rate is for cats. However, if your cat’s head trauma is not severe and his condition does not worsen in the first 24 hours, this is a good sign your cat will recover. 

Once you have your cat back at home, it’s important to protect him from potential harm by keeping him inside and away from other pets or small children. You may need to keep him in a cage for a certain period of time to prevent movement. The vet will want you to bring your cat back in for follow-up visits to ensure he is healing.

Head Trauma Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Snoop
I don't kno
5 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hit head

My kitten jumped right out of my father's hands n right into the side of his metal stand he hit his head pretty hard shaked a little in a circle like he was choking and passed out for a second he came to and he's responding better his meow is way better

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Snoop continues to improve, he may be okay. If he continues to stumble or seem disoriented, he should see a veterinarian right away.

My kitten Sly was dropped, and he can’t hold his body up, walk or eat. But none of his bones been to bother him or seem hurt. Any idea?

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Sansa
Maine Coon
6 Weeks
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Shaking
Seizure
Dialated eyes
Dazed

toddler threw 6 week old kitten out of room; he hit himself with wall or stair metal. Started shaking and eyes rolled back. Stiff. And pooped himself. After 3-4 min seizure was done. Trembled and dazed. Eyes dialated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any trauma this severe should be seen by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side; this level of trauma may lead to brain swelling and other problems in the future if not treated immediately. I cannot say without examining Sansa if she will be alright or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

did that kitten survive or not ?

Perhaps you should restrain from getting your toddler any kind of pet until he is older and can fully understand about animals.

Sansa

How's your cat , I had a similar situation and I'm very concerned about my cat

Did he survived the head injury

Thank you

Years ago, I had a kitten who tried to play with my dog and dog got upset and shook the kitten.. blood from kittens nose so took to the vet they gave it meds/a shot and it slept and slept only woke when momma cat nursed it and then kitten got better. It had to relearn to walk again so scary but the kitten survived.

I am here tonight cause my crazy cats were running around playing and one hit it's head on a metal floor lamp. I was concerned for a moment but she just started acting like her normal self now thank God.

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Bubu Girl
Not to sure
About 12 weeks
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Head trauma

My cat had a head trauma 2 days ago, we took her to the vet and they found out that she had a fracture on her skull above her right eye. She seems to be in a coma like state but also swallows the watered down A/D that's syringed to her. The doctor has discharged her and she's at home now as they saw no improvements. I've been talking to her and her ears seem to react to the sound of my voice but she's still unconscious. Is there any hope for recovery

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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At this stage, it is very hard to determine the level of brain injury and it is a case of taking things day by day; talking with Bubu Girl and giving good supportive care is all you can do in addition to any medication your Veterinarian may have discharged her with. Brain injury is unpredictable, especially when we cannot do MRI or CT scans. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Trumpet
Orange tabby
2 Years
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation
Dehydration
Confusion
walks in circles
pupil dialation, vision impairment,

we delive our cat recieved tramitic head injury 4 days ago. his eye was bulging but has receded into the cocket again. based on his symptoms what can i do to relive what seem to be some long term symptoms.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is little that can be done at home apart from ensuring that Trumpet is eating and drinking; it is possible that he has some brain swelling which would explain the circling, pupil dilation and other symptoms. Your Veterinarian may prescribe medication to help alleviate the symptoms, without examining Trumpet, I cannot suggest anything else. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bron
Tabby Cat
4 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swaying
Bleeding

My dog nipped my kitten due to food aggression. Kitten had a little blood around nose but not for long. He is purring and sleeping on and off now but is unsteady when walking and has some head swaying. Is this something that will be fixed with rest or is a vet visit going to be needed?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Given Bron’s age I would be cautious and have him checked out, especially if you have a large dog; if Bron wasn’t swaying whilst walking I wouldn’t be too concerned. If you don’t see any improvement by the morning you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rock
American Shorthair
9 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Bulging
Stiffness
Unresponsive to sounds
Vision Problem
Abnormal behavior

Yesturday my 9 week old kitten was caught in a car door. He wasd stiff limbs and abnormal behavior. What do I do? He has 2 siblings. My sister didn't know that he was there when she went to shut the door. His eyes dont seem to focus and he meows alot when you try to water him.. I dont know what to do?... I need help..... Please

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any type of head trauma should be seen by your Veterinarian since brain swelling is common and may cause many other symptoms; treatment is required to help stabilise Rock’s condition and there is no at home treatment for this level of head trauma in cats. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jasper
ginger
1 Month
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood nose
Big pupils
Sneezing

Hello. My kitten was dropped probably about a metre this afternoon. He seems fine he just keeps sneezing intermittently and had a tiny bit of blood come out once. His pupils went quite big but it is night time. Not sure if I should be concerned?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head trauma is concerning and ideally should be seen by your Veterinarian especially if you are seeing bleeding or pupil dilation (especially if not responsive to light). Without examining Jasper I cannot say whether you should be concerned or not, however some problems with head trauma may take weeks or months to present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mr. Big aka Smash Mouth
dsh
9 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Depression

Big (18 lb) cat was found on the side of the road with head down in a pool of blood. He went to the vet in town for x-rays, showed nothing significant. He had to be fed, trauma to face, eyes bulging, tongue hanging out. He was given fluids then given all meat baby food with a syringe once home. He saw another vet, they found a cleft palate but not sure if was caused by the accident. He was eating after a week after the accident on his own but now won't eat and drinks very little water. He gets in the litter box to pee but did not poop for almost 9 days after being found on the road. The vet gave him an enema and he pooped 4 times in just a short time but has since pooped on his own. He is in a kennel and just sleeps most the time. I see him groom himself but he has stopped that too in the last couple of days. I offer food, fresh water several times a day. I even cooked chicken thighs with warm broth, serve it up on a higher dish so he doesn't have to lean down to eat. He doesn't want to eat or drink. He just wants to sleep. The kennel is open but he doesn't want to venture out. I have eye drops(Ketorolac Tromethamine solution 0.5%) I drop in the worse eye with blood in it at least 4 x a day. His eye looks better. He coughs and dry hacks a lot. Vet said it was from the cleft palate. What do I do next, he doesn't seem to want to do anything but sleep.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few issues here with Mr Big including long term brain injury and the cleft palate; the cleft palate is concerning since he may aspirate food or water whilst drinking if the defect is large enough so any respiratory problems should be treated as being serious. Brain injury is the other issue, sometime signs of brain injury may be immediate or delayed; changes in behaviour are the most common symptoms along with hiding and reduction in activity. It is not unusual for a cat to be lethargic after a traumatic event and it is really a case of encouraging him to eat by tempting him with different foods, warming food up or hand feeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowball
Ragdoll
11 Weeks
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

My 11 week kitten hit his head on my pedal of bike while I was cycling. I tried stopping in Time so the hit was softer. He’s acting normal. If he’s acting normal is there anything I should be worried about?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma may cause problems in the short term but also may have delayed onset of symptoms; if Snowball is otherwise alright and his pupils are the same size and responding to light I would keep a close eye on him. Ideally an examination by your Veterinarian should be done after any head trauma, but if he starts showing any neurological symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Malae
Calico
6 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Stopped breathing
Groggy
Not responding

My cat was sleeping and we went to pet her. She wasn't moving or reacting to our touch or our voices..we then tried to see if she was breathing and she was not. We picked her up and she eventually gained consciousness but was pretty groggy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Malae I cannot say what the specific cause of this event was; has there been any head trauma (page title?). It is possible that she was in a deep sleep with shallow breathing which you didn’t realise, you should however visit your Veterinarian for a check up to be on the safe side and to listen to her heart and lungs. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ivy
Mixed cat
3.5 months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Circling
Poor Appetite

Hi my cat has been treated for severe head trauma at the vet, we are still waiting for results of an MRI but they have released her home. She seems colder in general (she was at the vets too) and I've been using heat mats. Also she is eating but only 2 or 3 mouthfuls at a time and needs encouragement every time really. She also circles to the right but this has improved a little. Realistically will she make it??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say whether or not Ivy will recover, the results of the MRI will tell a lot but generally prognosis is fair in these cases but depends on the severity of the trauma and whether Ivy can regulate her temperature and other bodily functions. Once the MRI report comes in, your Veterinarian will have a better idea of what the prognosis is overall. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moon
Norwegian Forest
7 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

spinning head
stiff limbs
stubbling

Recently my kitten bumped his head on a sharp corner of my dresser, right after that he’s been walking weird. His hind leg seem weak like it hardly works, he stubbles an looks dizzy(head spins in small circles). He used to get on an off the bed with out a problem, but now getting up it is hard an getting down he lands on his back. He also seems to want to eat more. He still purrs an wants to play like nothing happened. I can’t get him to a vet any time soon.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ideally a visit to your Veterinarian would be the best course of action as there may be some brain swelling which is leading to these symptoms; there isn’t anything I can recommend that you can use at home but would suggest that you visit a charity clinic if money is tight as there are many clinics which will accept donations or will carry out work for free if you are on a low income. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Binx
Russian Blue
2 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fall

My kitten suffered a TBI almost 3 weeks ago (he pulled a baby gate onto himself and hit his head between the baby gate and the tile floor). He has slowly started to recover. When we brought him home from the emergency vet he just slept and had a blank look in his eyes. He couldn't see or walk. He has greatly improved since then, he walks, eats, and goes potty on his own, although he occasionally has accidents in the house. Although he has been improving everyday (including his vision and his energy/want to play), he doesn't meow or purr anymore. He also occasionally doesn't eat much throughout the day and sleeps 16-20 hours a day. Is this concerning?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Different animals (and people) react differently to brain injury and no two cases are the same; I always say to take things on a day by day basis. If you are seeing improvement in Binx’s behaviour and general attitude you should just keep monitoring him but don’t be alarmed as kitten may sleep eighteen hours or more a day even up to six months of age. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jax
American Shorthair
6 Months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Fall

My cat took a clumsy nose dive off my counter and hit his head on the floor. He didn't really make any sounds and was only scared for a few minutes and I haven't noticed any physical symptoms, but I'm still worried. He purrs when he's pet and still plays. Do I have anything to worry about?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma is a strange thing, sometimes symptoms show immediately whilst other times symptoms may not appear for hours or days afterwards; I would check him over and have your Veterinarian check him over if the fall was a nosedive from the countertop to the floor to check eyes, neck and spine etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat fell from the 5th floor and he was bleeding from his nose for a while and he is not able to see even from a very close distance can you please tell me what should I do I visited the vet but didn't get a satisfactory reply

Hi here. It’s midnight here and my cat just fell from the first story flor stairwell’s banister. He was super scared, breathing heavily and I could swear he was pale... I holded him until he calmed down. Observed and checked him but no obvious signs of pain. Due to work, I can’t take him to the vet until Thursday (Monday night here). Should I be worried? What should I look for as a sign of an needing to rush him to the vet? If I could I’d take him now, but I can’t. Any recommendations?

My daughter shut her drawer on my three week old kitten, he is lifeless and not eating. just lays there with his eyes closed. I can't afford a vet,what do I do?

My cat had a serious head injury 7 montgscago. She has been doing good but now she is starting to walk weird. She eats and drinks just fine. Hope this doesn't mean I am going to lose my baby girl.

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Karma
Calico
2 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in eye

My kitten was under a recliner that was reclined. My son sat up and closed the re recliner and the cat screeched. She seems fine except she has some blood in her left eye
What could cause this

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Trauma from being trapped in a recliner will cause blood in her eye. She should be seen by your veterinarian, as blood in her eye can result in glaucoma if not treated. I hope that she is okay!

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Flow
Ragdoll
2 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Head Shaking
discomfort

My cat ran into a closed glass door and the bang that I heard sounded like she hit it quite hard. Immediately after she sat for about 5 seconds showed discomfort but it has been 5 hours now and she is showing no symptoms and seems happy and normal. I am monitoring her. Thanks for your help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. If Flow continues to act normally, eat and drink and show no signs of instability, lethargy, head tilt or different pupil sizes, you should be fine to monitor her. Since I can't examine or diagnose her, if she is showing any of those signs, or you are concerned about an other behaviors, she should see her regular veterinarian.

Thank you so much for your response! I have spoken to a local vet also and she gave the same advice and said that unless she is showing symptoms its fine to monitor her at home.

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Mimi
American Short Hair
7 Weeks
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Pain when touched

my cat mimi fell off a chair we think because she lime climbing up the chair we noticed a bump on her forehead after she is a sic week old kitten what should i do she feels pain when we try to see the bump but she can walk and play like usual the bump has no hajr on it only around it

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any case of head trauma should be seen by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side; swelling from a knock to the head will be painful and will take some time to go down. Without examining Mimi it is difficult to give you any specifics, keep an eye on her and monitor for improvement; visit your Veterinarian for a general check as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Smokey
Domestic long hair
6 Weeks
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bulging eye, bloody nose, distress

My very young kitten had an accident last night...a little less than 24 hours ago. She hit her head on the right side. Her right eye was bulged out and her nose was bleeding. I was up with her all night cuddling her and monitoring her. She still seemed a bit off today, sleeping more and seemed like she couldn't see 100% out of her right eye. But she was purring and playing and her eye wasn't bulged out anymore. She ate fine and used her litter box. We took her to the vet and they said it looked like she just had an eye infection so they put some medicine in her eye and also gave her her 1st vaccine. A few minutes later she started freaking out, meowing like she was in severe distress and her eye popped out again and then she pooped on the vet and there was blood in it. Do you know what might be going on? They kept her for overnight observation.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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THank you for you email. I am sorry that that is happening to your Smokey. It sounds like he may have had a trauma that weakened the muscles of his eye. I am glad that he is staying for observation - they'll be able to tell you more when they have had a chance to monitor him. I hope that he is okay.

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Ash
domestic short hair
5 Years
Critical condition
0 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

decreased mobility
Decreased Appetite
Lethargy
Twitching

Medication Used

Varaflux

My cat recently fell off the back of a sofa, and had been acting very depressed and lethargic on and off afterwards. She would not pass a bowel movement and stopped running, so we decided to take her to the vet. Vet said she was constipated and gave her an enema to no avail, also gave her some saline through an IV. Brought her home and she still wouldn't use the litter box, but strained and circled while becoming vocal several times. Took her to another vet, also said she was constipated and gave her an enema until she passed stool. X-rays and blood work came back normal. She has lost half a pound in three days and will not drink and eats very little. Became very wobbly and almost fell over while walking, so took her to the vet yet again. Possible neuropathic damage. The vet took a blood sample and I am now waiting to see the results. Testing is being done for some sort of brain parasite. She has circled the room all night, has not gone to the litter pan, the other household cats are hissing at her, and now she will not move. Please, what are my options?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the symptoms you are describing are caused by a traumatic fall and Ash isn’t realising the need for defecation, eating or drinking; spinal injury, brain injury among other issues may be causing these symptoms. Without an examination it is difficult to say specifically what the cause is, but if there is some brain swelling it may lead to a change in behaviour or habits. I cannot think of anything useful which may be able to help at this time. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shere Kahni
Short haired tabby female
7 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Freak outs
Mean

My kitten 7 months had a head injury from bigger dog about 4 months ago and has been very mean ever since. We went to the vet and they said she had a concussion but honestly we don't have that much money to keep sending her to the vet. She has a small bump on her head since. But she has been VERY mean since. Is it due to the head injury or her just being a kitten?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma can cause behavioural changes in animals which may occur straight after injury or after a delay of a few months; however, before a behavioural problem can be diagnosed we would need to rule out causes of trauma first. Episodes of aggression need to be corrected to try to train her, but you should speak more with your Veterinarian and think about the possible use of diffusers to help keep things calm. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cheddar
dsh
8 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Confusion
Head Tilt

My cat was struck by a vehicle about a month ago. He spent one week at the vets. He was using his claw to move himself (dragging). After some time I took him to another vet who recommended a course of steroids. After the first treatment he began walking with his head tilted and in disarray. His coordination is a bit off but thankful that he is walking again (sometimes in circles and sometimes normal). He is using the bathroom as his litter but is off balance at times.
He is coming along. Climbing steps but sometimes off balance. He is not grooming himself as well. He is being fed with a syringe. My question is do you have any advice on how I can get him to eat by himself and your opinion on his prognosis.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining him, I unfortunately do not know what his prognosis for recovery is, but i commend you on being patient and persistent in his nursing care. Without knowing the extent of his head trauma, he may always have that loss of balance. Typically, once cats are able to right themselves and balance enough to eat, they will do so. I you haven't offered him food and held it up to his mouth, it would be worth a try to see if he will try to eat it. Again, as I do not know how extensive his head trauma was, if he had damage to his mouth, he may never be able to eat on his own. I have seen some miraculous recoveries, with patience, though. Your questions would be good ones to ask your veterinarian, as they have an idea as to how much damage he incurred and how he is progressing. I hope that he does well.

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Sonya
DOMESTIC
5 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Head-Trauma
Seizures
Increase of Appetite
lethargy,

Medication Used

keppra
Kaneuron

Found a kitten 3 months ago and she was injured -- I originally thought she must have been hit by a car but a pedestrian might have hit her also?
She was laying on the pavement and had a nose bleed but no other bleeding whatsoever. She was in a severe shock right off the bat. I've taken her to 3 vets already (started seizuring a week after I found her) and they ended up prescribing her with epilepsy medication. Is it indeed a case of an epilepsy? She kept presenting grand mal seizures almost monthly and that is why they took her in and decided that medication would be needed. She's purring alright but I'm very concerned about her overall situation. There are abnormal behavioral patterns, she is often in a daze, quite lethargic, too most of the time and still recoving for one of her most major crises (she was seizuring for 3 days straight and WAS in status epilepticus). Other than her standard meds -- can I do anything to help her feel more normal? She just sleeps, eats, purrs and then there's my ongoing anxiety for an upcoming crisis. I've been giving her grain-free food so as to minimize the seizures but I am aware that most vets do not aggree that nutrition plays that important a part. Any advice would be appreciated.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Given her history, she may not have epilepsy, but head trauma can cause ongoing seizures. If she is on anti-seizure medication and it is generally controlling the seizures, that seems a good idea to continue. I hope that she continues to do well. She may need to have her dosage adjusted, and she may react differently to the medication over time.

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Miracle
American Shorthair
7 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Stunned

I was playing with my cat, and she went to run because I threw one of her toys. In the process of turning around, she smacked her head on her Kitty litter bucket (like the kind at the store that has tidy cats cat litter in it.)

She seemed like she was stunned for a few minuets and had one eye practically closed, but had it completely open after a few minutes of the initial head knock. She isnt showing any signs like staggering around or confusion, or bleeding from anywhere her pupils are able to change Normally, and she did drink some milk without any trouble then nibbled on some pieces of food. Shes beinh her usual playful self.

I dont have access at the moment to an ER vet, an my Normal vets closed for the weekend. so can i just watch her for any signs of seeming different?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Normally I recommend visiting a Veterinarian after an incident of head trauma, if there is no Veterinarian (general or emergency) you should keep an eye on her and look for changes in behaviour, pupil size, pupil response to light or any other symptoms. If you notice anything concerning you should travel to a Veterinarian regardless of distance or cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Titan
American Shorthair
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My kitty was under my feet while i was walking. I lost my balance and fell on him. He didn't make any sound. He was still for about 5 minutes...(i was holding him) he gradually started moving slowly and was making muffled meows. I watched him all night. He was still and didn't want food or water. This morning approx 8-10 hours later he seems like he wanted to move, but not eat or drink. I gave him some canned tuna with water hoping it would keep him somewhat hydrated. He started eating the tuna and began to purr. He still isn't acting right, but he is walking and using the litter box.He still has a dazed look. Will he be okay? Is there anything else i can do? I lost my job last feb and cant afford his vet. Any advice will be helpful.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Im sorry that this happened to Titan. Unfortunately, without examining him, I have no way to know if he is going to recover. Some veterinary clinics do offer 'free first exams' so that you could have him seen and make sure that there aren't any medications that would help him. I hope that he is okay.

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Socks
Domestic shorthair
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Short term disorientation

Cat was sleeping on the couch arm about 2.5 feet off the ground. Slid off directly backwards and landed flat on his back and didn't move or get up on his own. When uprighted by us he could stand but you could tell he was disoriented when he began to walk. He would take a high step with every paw. We fed him some wet food and gave him a fresh bowl of water and after finishing it he appears normal again. Would this be considered like a minor concussion or is it more serious?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Socks is acting normally, not limping or acting disoriented, you should be okay to monitor him, he may have had a trauma that he has gotten over. If he contnues to act disoriented, isn't eating or drinking, or seems sore, he should be seen by his veterinarian for an exam.

I always let my cat out and he always comes back. However yesterday he didnt and i found him on the side of the road. He couldnt move, he cant eat, but his eyelids close when i flash some light. I suspect he was hit by a car on the head. What should i do?

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Snow ball
Tabby mix
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Walking sideway
Walking sideways

Wooden board fell off my porch and hit kitten on back of neck by ear blood was shooting from her nose and she was in excruciating pain, I didn’t touch her as I figured she would die immediately from the trauma. Then once she calmed down I wrapped her in a blanket and let her rest all night. This morning she is purring and just wants to be held. When I put her down she can only walk to the right side. Any thoughts?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any significant head trauma like this should be seen by your Veterinarian immediately, the incoordination issues with walking sideways is most likely attributable to brain swelling from the trauma. You should visit your Veterinarian for a thorough examination and to receive treatment; there isn’t anything I can recommend you do at home. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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jones
Cat
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

my cat has swelling arund his face and nose with a trace of blood and is very subdued. we thinknhe has either had a knock to the head while out or jumped into an open guitar case causing the lid to fall on him. he has stayed in and tried to find a quiet corner since. this is very unlike him as he is an active outdoor cat and when he is in he normally hogs the middle of the sofa forcing my girlfriend and i to either end. he is eating and drinking so should we just give him some space to rest it off or do we have cause for concern?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Jones should probably be seen by your veterinarian today. I can't comment on the degree of swelling without seeing him, but possible causes are trauma, a fracture of the bones in his face, or an abscess. Since he seems to quiet, he probably isn't feeling good. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, diagnose whatever is going on, and get him treatment so that he feels better.

Not sure what to do cat got stepped on and is acting over frendly and can't walk straight

I always let my cat out of my house because he always comes back. However yesterday he didnt come back and i found him lying down on the side of the road as if he’s dying. He cant move his body, he cant eat, but he closes his eyes when i flash some light onto his face. I suspect he was hit by a car. What should i do?

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Sunset
American Shorthair
2 Months
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Weakness
Weakness and slow eye movement
Slow eye movement

a coconut hit our cats head and now she suddenly got weak, last time whenever we would pet her she would look at us asap but not anymore and she blinks slowly now. We don't know what to do since tomorrow is a sunday and the vet is close. Will she die?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A coconut falling from height would cause severe trauma to the skull and brain of a two month old kitten, she needs to be seen as soon as possible by a Veterinarian to determine the severity of injury and to receive any medical management to control brain swelling and other problems. There isn’t anything I can recommend for you to do at home in this case and recommend visiting any Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian regardless of distance or cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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lennon
Taby
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

silent meow

I got up today to find blood drops in my hallway and blood on my cats head just above his right eye and after cleaning the blood i have found a cut in the same spot above his right eye, but he is not showing any signs of discomfort he is as play full as ever however when he meows he doesn't make a sound its just a silent meow.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most likely Lennon is in a bit of pain, you should try to keep the wound clean and free of debris; bathing twice per day with a dilute antiseptic and applying an antibiotic ointment to the wound should help. However, if you suspect that Lennon has suffered from head trauma (causing brain injury), you should visit your Veterinarian for an immediate examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Metro
Shorthaired
5 Weeks
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Head Swelling
Sleepiness
Head held low

5 weeks old kitten just had a head injury, 4 hours ago . A heavy board fell on her while she wAs playing. We thought we were going to loose her. Luckily she is still breathing but she is non opening her eyes much. Unfortunately it is sunday and no vet reachable. Anything we could do to make things better? Please help us urgently . She had blood coming through her nose. It stopped. She is walking blindly and she is always trying to keep her head at a level. It is only tomorrow moring that i can take her to the vet. I really wish she can make it till tomorrow morning

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Given Metro’s symptoms and severity of head trauma, you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian immediately; you question was asked at 19:30 GMT on a Tuesday not Sunday. This isn’t something I can advise you to treat or manage at home since brain swelling needs to be managed and condition assessed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Sorry i meant a public holiday. We are all stressed out. There is no vet emergency service in our country. Unfortunately there is nothing that we could do to reduce her pain either... We are helpless rightnow. Thanks for the advise though.

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Capri
Torti
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Unsteady gait

Medication Used

none

My 1 yr old outside cat is experiencing unsteady gait on hind legs but no indications of pain or discomfort. Moves legs fine when laying down. No noticeable injury. Eating and drinking normally. May have fallen off high porch at night but unable to determine for sure.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head or spinal injury is a common cause for an unsteady gain, however without examining Capri I cannot say whether there is another cause including poisoning, hip disorders, blood clots among others. If there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause and for treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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LuLu
Abyssinian
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hard time walking
Loss of fur
acts like something is in her mouth
Sneezing

My cat was abused by my now ex husband. I had found her with blood coming from the ear, unable to walk eat or use the bathroom alone. I took her to the vet and they diagnosed her with trauma. There where several lumps on the back of her neck up to mid skull. Her face was swollen as well, but all the swelling has reduced except for some scar tissue. It has been a month since the incident, she still has a hard time walking and has tremors in her sleep (like seizing and when it happens it looks like things are crawling under her skin), and now there in a patch of skin missing on the top on her head near her right ear (opposite of the one that was bleeding). The bald spot includes open sores and seems to be spreading in that area. She is shedding a lot of her fur. I don't know what to do. And I am worried but can not afford the vet right now.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that LuLu has gone through this. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian, given her recent history. I can't diagnose anything over an email, unfortunately. There are many clinics that offer a 'free first exam' that you can have her seen by, and most clinics over CareCredit and other forms of credit for unexpected expenses. I hope that she is okay.

Thank you for replying, i was told that he has internal swelling and is scratching at her head because she is uncomfortable. So I am kinda stuck with limited options since I can't afford surgery. :/

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Taylor
short hair
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Swollen

My cat must have hit something Her one eye is almost swollen shut and she has a bump on her forehead. How long does it take to heal for the swelling to go down and would a tumor appear suddenly in one day.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally sudden swelling is normally attributable to either trauma or an allergic reaction, I would recommend trying to flush the eye out with sterile saline if possible and monitor for the time being; if you think there is a high likelihood of head trauma you should visit a Veterinarian for an examination to determine if there are any signs of brain injury. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luffy
Orange DSH
2 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Seizures
Disorientation

A year ago Luffy was either hit by a car or attacked by a larger animal. He managed to find his way back home and I immediately took him to the vet. His 3rd eyelids were closed, he had blood coming from his ears and nose, and he couldn't walk (he dragged himself home). Vet said his injuries were at least 24 hours old so it took him that long to get back home. They said he has a fracture in his skull, his hip, and his tail. They kept him overnight administering fluids and meds via IV, I was able to bring him home the next day. He spent 6 weeks in a large dog kennel in my bedroom, eating wet food and being administered 1/4 of a baby aspirin every 2 days. Suprisingly he made a full recovery and only has a kink in his tail. (They said he would be blind but he is not).
He spent most of the summer months outside and seemed like he was back to himself.
Fast forward a year and he's back inside (winter months).
Tonight he seemed to have a seizure. He convulsed and pulled himself around the floor then ran into the wall several times. When my husband went to stop him, his mouth was open, his 3rd eyelids were closed, his nose was bleeding, and he was generally limp. The whole ordeal lasted about 2 minutes. He seemed a bit disoriented after but stayed by my side, purring. Now, about 2 hours later, He seems fine.
From my research, it seems to be a seizure relating to his head trauma. I do not know if he's had them before because he spent most of his time outside.
I am very concerned because 2 years ago my baby Husky had a seizure and died.
Should I just keep an eye on him? He's eating, drinking, purring, and demanding love.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Seizures may occur after severe head trauma and may come days, weeks, months or years afterwards; most likely the seizures are related to the previous injury. You should visit your Veterinarian for a general check up and to discuss options; but it is important to make a note of the frequency, duration and severity of each seizure. Your Veterinarian may not choose to manage the seizure but may offer you something to administer during a seizure if they are infrequent. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bendy
Cat
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy, disorientation

My cat fell down the stairs about an hour and a half ago and he's acting lethargic and wants to sleep. He can drink water and eat thankfully but hes stumbling about and wants nothing now but sleep if its a concussion how long should I keep him awake before I know whether he's okay or not? He has no other symptoms but disorientation and lethargy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma is always concerning and unpredictable; whilst keeping a cat awake for a around eight to twelve hours may help with acute trauma, many time injuries may lay dormant and cause issues after weeks, months or years presenting as seizures, ataxia or other symptoms. You should have Bendy checked over by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Balerion
American Shorthair
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

she hits her head alot

I have a blindish kitten. She is missing an eye and has cataracts in the one good eye. The vet says she has been like that since a few weeks after birth. She acts like a kitten, ie. running around clawing everything and in general being a normal kitten. You wouldn't really know she was blind until you see her run into something. The problem she has is that she hits her head alot. I am curious if that will be a problem later on in her life. and is there anything we can do to get her to stop hitting her head? I'm just curious

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Blind cats can actually do quite well as long as things in their environment don't move around too much. They tend to develop their other senses to compensate for the lack of vision. She may just take time to develop those senses, and of course she should be an indoor cat, as she would be defenseless outside. I hope that she does well.

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Lacey
Calico
5 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Slow to no movement

Our cat, Lulu had kittens about 5 weeks ago I walked into the room where the kittens were and my little brother was smacking it's head off the wall I yelled at him and now I'm afraid that the kittens will not be ok what do I do? Please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Lacey I cannot determine the severity of any head injury but repeated smacking of the head against a wall would certainly cause severe brain swelling among other issues; this requires a visit to a Veterinarian for an examination and treatment if the Veterinarian feels Lacey would survive through this ordeal. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Russell
Tokinese
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hit head

Hello,
My cat hit his head today while I was playing with him. He hit his left eye, as well as between his left ear and eye. He hit his head on meteal table leg. And he did it because I threw a toy for him and he swung his head around and hit it. I am really concerned about him. I know he is not bleeding or shaking but he looks and seems uncomfortable and he went from playful to now tired and just wants to sit. I am not sure if I am overreacting but I want to check and make sure before anything bad happens.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the shock of the injury is worse than the injury itself, you should keep an close eye on Russell for the time being and look for other changes in behaviour etc… Any severe head trauma should be seen by your Veterinarian and without examining him I cannot say how severe the injury is. If he has unequal pupils, staggered gait or any other concerning symptoms visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bruno
I dont know
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Uneven Pupils
Pupils uneven

My cat ran into wall, now eye pupils are uneven. Above his eye is red and seems to hurt when touched He is seem to be ok. He is eating and drinking but is not playing. He has been content to being in one spot

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Bruno's pupils are different sizes, that indicates a fairly significant trauma to his eye or brain, and it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, especially since it seems painful to him. They'll be able to examine him and see what is going on with him, and what treatment he may need.

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Java
Domestic shorthair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mild nose bleed
Swelling

My cat Java is blind (SARDs related). My boyfriend picked her up and she dug her claws in and squirmed out of his arms. She ended up hitting our wooden bed frame face first and was pretty upset and seemed disoriented for a few minutes. She had mild bleeding from her nose but it cleared up quickly, however she has swelling on the bridge of her nose. She was drinking normally and is now bathing and entering her nighttime routine. I'm concerned about the swelling, I haven't encountered this before and I'm not sure what level of care she needs.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Like any traumatic injury, swelling and inflammation will occur at the site of trauma which isn’t unexpected; I am concerned about any possible brain injury from the fall and we cannot use the pupils as a reliable method of assessing neurological injury. You could try to place an ice pack on the swollen area but I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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No name yet
house cat
One Month
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

cold, not moving

Last night a wooden board fell on my month old kitten. Now she isn't moving and her eyes are shut the entire time. She is breathing slowly as well. She is also cold to the touch

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This is not something which you can manage at home and it is possible that the injury is irreversible, you should take this kitten to a Veterinarian immediately for an examination to determine if any action should be taken. I cannot give you any other advice regarding this unfortunate accident. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leonardo
tabby
10 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Head Swelling

Medication Used

none

Today I had my 2.5 month old kitten with me on a two hour car ride. He was riding in his crate but began meowing, scratching on and banging his head against the walls trying to get out. He did this for the majority of the 2 hours. Shortly after I got to my destination I noticed his forehead was noticibly swelled. Now 6.5 hours later his head is still quite swollen and he has been quite lethargic. What should I do? how much damage could this cause? Could he have possibly broken something?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. He may have traumatized his head with all the banging around that he was doing, and it would be a good idea to have him seen if he is lethargic as well. A veterinarian will be able to assess his neurologic status and make sure that he is okay, or give him treatment if any is needed. I hope that he is okay.

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Mittens
Siamese
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Balance

My nine-year-old male neutered Siamese cat has suddenly been losing his footing When jumping to the couch from a cat tree or from the ottoman, even losing his footing while walking across my lap. It's But is walking fine and no other symptoms other than occasionally falling off the arm of the couch, or completely missing a step when walking to another piece of furniture. He doesn't have the "drunk walk" or anything like that. He has no history of other medical issues. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Mittens may have an inner ear problem, or a neurologic disease that needs treatment. It would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to assess him, determine if he has a problem that needs treatment, and recommend the best course of action.

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Theo
American Wirehair
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Redness

My cat ran into the wall pretty hard running from my dog and his eye is cloudy with a red strand in his eye. Is he okay? Will it go away with out a vet? What's wrong?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It seems that Theo had quite a traumatic injury to his head, you should visit your Veterinarian to check him over since brain swelling and other brain injuries can take time to show symptoms. Without examining Theo, I cannot say whether he will be alright or not; a little blood in the eye may be due to a burst capillary but head injuries are serious and may lead to issues later in life. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sam
Long haired
14 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Head trauma, split palate

My 14 yo cat was hit by a car. Skull fractures, split palate which has been repaired, eye damage, and was sent home from the hospital with pain meds, antibiotics and eye drops. He has not eaten or taken any water for over 24 hours. Vet said if he doesn’t eat in the next 2 days they want to put in a feeding tube. I wonder if it would be kinder to let him go? My only thought really is for him, and his quality of life. Your opinion please??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is not unusual for a cat to have a loss of appetite after a traumatic injury especially when the head and oral cavity were severely affected; I would keep an eye on Sam and try to encourage drinking and eating but if he isn’t eating or drinking you should visit your Veterinarian as directed and discuss your options from there. I cannot tell you to let him go or to have the feeding tube placed as I haven’t examined him and cannot really weigh in. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Unfortunately Sam couldn’t have the feeding tube placed and we had to have him euthanized. He suddenly showed signs of recovery, picking up his head, purring and not hiding under the bed. We decided to have the tube inserted. When we got to the hospital they took an X-ray, but it showed heart failure. In addition, he would need a blood transfusion and the doctor said his heart wouldn’t allow it. Sad ending to a wonderful cats life.

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Eevee
Domestic shorthair
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleeping more than usual
Squinting

Hi my kitten has a red bump on her eye lid and is slightly squinting it i have no idea what happened i woke up and she was fine then i left the house for a few hours and she had it do you think it is serious

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Eevee, it is difficult to say whether or not this is serious; but it is possible that she has injured the eye from scratching or hitting something. Masses and cysts not associated with trauma do not appear this quickly, you should get it looked at. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Isla
Shorthair
18 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

staggering
Partially unresponsive to sou
Staggered walk
dilated pupils
Lethargic

My neighbour's cat hit her head on Friday night and has suffered swelling on the brain. She has had fluids and injections to help. She is eating and using litter box but is walking with a significant stagger and seems almost unresponsive to sound at either side but will blink if you clap your hands in front of her. She does seem to slowly be getting better but I am just wondering what her chances are as I raised her from a few days old and I love her. My neighbour is in pieces.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without knowing more about Isla, or being able to examine her or assess her neurologic function, I can't comment on her recovery, unfortunately. Since you have had her seen recently by a veterinarian, and they have given her medications of some type, they should be able to give you an idea as to what to expect with her recovery. I hope that she is okay.

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Kizi
Mixed - stray cat
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Balance
Vision Difficulty

my cat(8years old, female, stray cat) experienced a head trauma 4 days a go. She lost her balance, her vision got weak, her pupil was unresponsive to the light. First day vets give her steroids, serum and stomach protector then they said we should wait 5 days, examine her overall health and then decide whether if we should keep on using steroids or not. My other vet says that we should use steroids right away to avoid a permanent damage. My other vet gave her steroids yesterday without asking me and now her balance, vision is getting way better. However what I read from internet and hear from my vet is that steroids can cause the kidneys & the lungs to fail, damage the brain. My question is that is it better if we use steroids right away or wait like 5 days to watch her overall situation? are steroids better if it is used immediately?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are different types of steroids, but generally steroid are used routinely in cases of head trauma to help reduce swelling on the brain which in turn will improve many symptoms related to movement, balance and vision. I would continue with the steroid therapy, issues generally occur with long term use of steroids. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thanks for your response mister. I've continued with steroid treatment and my cat is almost recovered from all symptoms. she only has balance problems which, at worst case, I can live with. Thanks a lot for your recommendation

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Smudge
Turkish Van
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

crackling scalp, small scab

My cat was fine yesterday but this morning has come in with bites on his ears and a scab on his scalp. Around the scalp wound it is crackly and bubbly. When I tried to scratch off the scalp scab and lifted it air was “sucked” into the scalp. It’s too firmly attached to pull off but not bleeding and I’m worried about the air under the skin? It’s Easter Friday and the vets are all closed? What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I don’t think there is any air under the skin, but you should bathe the affected areas with a dilute antiseptic twice per day and apply an antibiotic ointment to the affected areas. Without examining Smudge I cannot give you any specific advice apart from keep him indoor and monitor him for the time being, but you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian near you if there is one open. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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moo
Black cat
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

shock
Confusion

i was trying to kill an ant and used a book to swipe at it when my cat ran in the way and i hit her instead she seems ok and everything looks normal but it is hard to tell becuase she is very stupid in the first place so i can not really tell if it has affected her no swelling and her eyes look normal but i am very worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Moo I cannot determine whether or not there are any signs of lasting injury; Moo may just be startled more than hurt but I cannot tell for certain. If you hit her head, I would recommend you visit a Veterinarian for an examination otherwise keep an eye on her and look for any changes apart from her usual stupid self. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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daisy
short haired
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

puncture wound to back of neck
puncture wound to bac of neck

hi i have noticed a mark on the back of my 6 month old kittens head not sure how she got it, but keeps trying to rub it and her sister keeps licking it, also she keeps meowing. #she is eating and sleeping normally

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing the wound, I can't really comment on what it might be or what caused it. Since she seems to be bothered by it, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they will be able to examine her, determine what is going on, and get her treatment.

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Kyle
Ferral
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Dizziness
Nausea
Loss of hearing
Drowsiness
Loss of Appetite

My cat and dog got into a fight the other night and my cat started bleeding on his neck really bad but it has stopped but now he isnt acting his normal clingy self. I think he might have a concussin but i dont know

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without examining Kyle, I don't have any way of determining what kind of injury he may have had, but dog bite wounds can be very damaging and even fatal to cats. If he isn't acting normal to you, it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to look at him, determine what is going on with him, and recommend any possible treatment that he might need. I hope that he is okay.

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garfield
shirt hair
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

lethargic, cant walk very well.
Lethargic

Hi. In january we noticed our cats head was tilted a bit and he couldnt walk staright. Took him to vet and were referred to a neurologist. She adviced me to have a ct scan done as it would be only way to diagnosed the problem. The cost together with the risk
have has not allowed us to go ahead and decide to have it done. would xrays show if there was a problem is his head? brain?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The only way to visualize the brain and inside the skull is with a CT scan, as the skull is a big bony box that x-rays can't penetrate through. Unfortunately, without that test, there may be no way to know what is going on with Garfield, but to be honest, if you have the CT scan and it does show that he has a brain tumor, are you going to proceed with surgery on your 16 year old cat? I think that each test should be done with expectations of what should be done with the results. If you are able to keep him comfortable, that may be an acceptable alternative.

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Sophie
Tabby mix
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

agitation
Swollen eye
flinching
possible dilation

A couple nights ago, my cat (aprox 6 months old) was playing and slid into a wall, tonight I noticed she’s been agitated and flinches whenever we try to pet her. one eye is swollen and glares when the light hit its way more than the other (possibly more dilated). She doesn’t act like her eye is going blind, but I’m afraid it might be. Her apatite is normal and she seems otherwise okay and alert, however, I can’t afford to take her to a vet. What else can I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without an examination it is difficult to say what the severity of the head injury is and whether the symptoms are related to the previous injury; brain injury may take days, weeks or months to present so it is difficult to say specifically. You should visit a Veterinarian regardless for an examination since there is nothing I can recommend without an examination; there are charity clinics and nonprofits which can help, you just need to reach out to them. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Tre Gambino
Shorthair
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Stumbling

My cat knocked over a bowl earlier today while I was at work, when i came home around 7 pm, I noticed he was having trouble walking (I should mention taht he is a tripod, and his walking is already not the best). He seems to be stumbling around and every time he tries to walk he falls over and, it’s almost like he’s flipping around. It doesn’t seem to be a seizure, I work in a vet clinic so I’m pretty good at spotting them, but I’m worried something will happen tonight while I wait to take him to my clinic tomorrow morning.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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As you will know, head trauma can be unpredictable and symptoms of brain injury may be delayed days, weeks or months; in any case where there has been head trauma or suspected head trauma I recommend getting immediate veterinary attention especially if there are changes in behaviour, gait or other signs. I would call one of your Veterinarian or Vet Tech colleagues if the clinic is closed for a chat about Tre Gambino’s symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Noah
British Shorthair
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

death
head injury
Collapse

Medication Used

none

my cat died i am wondering probably cause since he was healthy he shook his head then collapsed to the floor on his side and there was no heartbeat or breathing sounds immediatly. What is most likely to have cuased this? He fell from his window seat a couple of weeks ago could this trauma have cuased this? he was completely normla up to the collapse.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry for the loss of your Noah, that is very sad. Typically, when cats die very quickly like that, we tend to suspect that there may have been an underlying heart problem that was unknown. Some cats are affected by heart disease that we never find unless we do an ultrasound, and those conditions can cause 'sudden death'. It does not sound like he suffered, which is a blessing, but again, I am very sorry for your loss.

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Oreo
Half Persian
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

all described above.

Medication Used

all described above.

My kitten Oreo 3 months old, attacked my feet while i am going down the stairs which made me fall and accidently step hard on the right side of his head. Normally if i step on his tail or leg he would shout on me and run away. But at the stairs accident he did not even make a sound, i directly lefted him the moment i realized what happened, and he seemed to be really shocked, he ran through the house and kept falling because at the begining he couldnt use his right hand. and then a little amount of blood went from his nose. Before calling the vet (because we dont have vet's clinics where i live) Oreo lost control with his movements, he can move them but not properly use them, I tried making him sleep but he wouldnt sleep nor eat or drink or even whine so that i understand he's paining, he would only swirl around himself, tilt his head (pee and release what he took earlier). When the vet came, the cat wouldnt move its hands although i told him what happened he thought that the problem is with the spine and he needs xrays, and i need to take him to a human hospital to do an xrays on him because obviously we dont have such machines for the animals sake. So i need til Saturday to make an xrays on Oreo (the day of the accident was thursday morning) the vet gave my kitten something for its bones, and a dextrose and a hypnotic. so he slept and then woke up after two and a half hours having the exact symptoms (tilting, swirling, pee reflex). Today morning (Friday) he regained a little control on his leg and he would move but srrangely I mean like he is not balanced. The only thing he wants to do is to move aimlessly as if he is not using brain any more. He wont respond to my calls, he wont drink nor eat. He would just move aimlessly and get stuck in certain places and meow to help. and then continue moving and get stuck at the same places. There is no differnce in the sizes of his pupils, but his eyes on the other hands doesnt look the same in size, as if his right eye shrinked after the accident, and you can obviously see that his face shape changed from the right side. What am I supposed to right now!! The situation i am in is terrible and making me crazy. I cant open my eyes from crying, I dont want the cat to die because of me!! What if we found that he needs a surgery after the xrays?! i dont even trust this vet, plus i dont think he got the equipments for a surgery!! and what about now should i feed him by force, or inject him with dextrose again? because he is not eating nor drinking as i told you above. PLEASE HELP!!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Oreo has had this trauma. Unfortunately, a grown person stepping directly on a kittens head is a terrible trauma to the skull and brain. From your description, Oreo may not recover from this trauma, and surgery would most likely not be an option for brain trauma. If Oreo were able to be hospitalized and treated for brain swelling, he might benefit from that. Of course, this was a terrible accident and not your fault, but Oreo may not regain normal function. I am so sorry that this happened to him.

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Barney
Bengal
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stools

Hi, my bengal barney is 2.5 years old, has 1 kidney and is in stage 4 renal failure. Today he is not eating and has had a soft bowel movement which was light in colour but had pink blood in and was gunky. Should I take him to the out of hours vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without knowing more about Barney, any medications that he may be on, and his current health status, it is hard for me to comment on whether he is having a problem, but I think that cats with renal failure live on such a fine line, any abnormality needs to be examined. His not eating is of most concern for me, and it would be best to take him in today if possible. I hope that he is okay.

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Josie
Unknown
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Brief Unbalance
Brief Nystagmus

My dog hit my cat (Josie) with her paw. She seemed alright at first, and even made it up the stairs on her own. However, she started acting strangely at the top of the stairs. She plopped down at a strange angle, her eyes darted from side to side, and her head floated towards the ground until it hit and I don't think she could lift it back up again. I walked up to her and she got up and wobbled a couple feet away before falling back down. I picked her up and brought her downstairs to show my family, but she walked just fine after that. I'm wondering if she is ok now or still needs treatment. The symptoms were very brief (less than a minute) but still freaked me out.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Josie may have been just startled at the event or there may be some brain injury, without examining her I cannot say for certain; keep an eye on her and her eye movements for the time being but if the episode occurs again or you’re generally concerned visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Mix
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sniffing

My cat just ran headlong into my husbands shin, very hard, she has since been sniffing and sounds like she is trying to clear something out of her nose. Anything to worry about?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I can't imagine that Luna ran into your husbands leg hard enough to do anything more than temporarily irritate her nose, but just in case, it would be best to monitor her closely for ongoing signs of sneezing, nasal discharge, not eating or any signs of lethargy. If any of these signs are happening, it would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian.

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Socks
short hair
2 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Floppy head , falling over

Last night kitten fell from hand into box and hit head against mother cat. At first acted dead but this morning more responsive and moving a bit more but head is floppy sometimes , I will check it’s progress when home from work

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any case of head trauma, especially when there is no response afterwards you should seek veterinary attention immediately since the effects of brain injury may be immediate or delayed. There isn’t anything I can recommend for you to do at home especially without an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tanner
Domestic cat
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Circles

My cat was bit by my dog. She was hospitalized. She is now home. I am feeding her through a syringe. She is walking in circles to the left. Will she ever be okay again?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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With head trauma and brain injury, it is always difficult to give a prognosis and without examining Tanner I cannot start to think about giving any indication due to the multiple factors involved. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
Kitten
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sleeping all the time
Doesn’t want to play
slow walking

We found a rescue kitty and took her in and gave her food water and a bed. We made an appointment with the vet to check her up completely. However, earlier today Bella ran into the door pretty hard head first and started having what I can only describe as a seizure. She was the most playful kitty and now all she does is want to sleep and does not react playfully as she did. She walks and runs but she doesn’t go straight she goes a little bit to the right. She’s been eating fine but moves so slowly. I don’t know if this is normal since we’ve only had her for 4 days. I’m worried because she was extremely playful and now she does not want to play

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any traumatic head injury needs to be seen by a Veterinarian for an examination and management of any brain injury like swelling or other symptoms like seizures etc… You should visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination to determine if Bella requires any treatment or additional care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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(havent named her yet)
Street
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

tired looking eyes
not active
very subdued
Sleepy

I rescued a 2 month kitten two days ago. Yesterday I was trying to build a shelter , the kitten knocked a heavy wooden board on itself ( yes i should have been more careful ). She yelped and thrashed around and began bleeding from the nose. Then she became very subdued but she continued breathing. I rushed her to the vet immediately. The vet told me she would be alright and suggested an ice pack on the head for 30 mins. I followed all his instructions.She eats ,walks around , mews, but she isn't being very active. Should i be worried or does she just need some rest?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If your kitten has been examined by a veterinarian, I feel a little better that her neurologic status may be okay, and she may recover. If you don't think that she is reacting normally, it would be a good idea to have a recheck for her after a head trauma like that. I hope that she is okay.

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Laurie
Siamese
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lump on back of head

My cat has just come in after being outside for a couple of hours with a large bump on the back of his head. Should I be worried about this? He doesn't seem to be in any pain when I touch the area or notice it at all. What could have caused this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without knowing what might have happened to him outside, it is quite impossible to say what may have caused the lump, as any number of things can happen to cats outside. Without seeing him, I am not sure if the lump is a problem, but it does not sound normal, and it would probaby be a good idea to have him examined to make sure that he is okay.

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Charley
American Shorthair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bent ear

My cat was hit by a car and suffered from a brain injury. One side of his face drooped and his ear was bent to the side. He has now recovered from his brain injury and his face has healed. His ear is still tilted, what could cause that? Is it perminant?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Charley I cannot say whether or not this would be permanent but with severe traumatic injury it may very well be; if you haven’t visited your Veterinarian yet, you should do to check Charley over. A tilted ear isn’t such a bad thing compared to other cases of road traffic accidents. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rita
Pixie
3 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

breathing movements not detected
Bleeding from mouth a little
unconsciousness,

A cat was hit in the head once or twice physically by a person the person was taking the cat a bath at the time cat was bleeding a Lil out the mouth and had a part of fire ripped out on the cats bottom lip/jaw its not moving at all could it still be alive somehow

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Rita I cannot say whether or not she is unconscious or has passed; regardless you should be going to an Emergency Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Miracle
tabby
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Unconscious
Disorientation
Uncoordination
Bleeding

I found a kitten on the road that has some pretty serious trauma to its head. Unfortunately I don't have the money to take it too the vet. It is currently unconscious and lightly bleeding from its right eye, ear, and from its mouth and nose. Is there anything I can do to help it? It is breathing steadily, and easily.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There isn’t anything productive I can recommend you can do at home; you should visit a Veterinarian immediately regardless of cost; brain swelling from head trauma needs to be controlled and there isn’t anything over the counter which will help this. If you have tight finances you should contact a nonprofit to see if they are able to offer assistance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

Miracle's Owner... Or bring the poor kitten to the SPCA or Humane Society! They have vets who would tend to her/him immediately, rather than a private veterinary practice that typically need payment. Don't wait, with head trauma the kitten needs treatment asap. Or at a vet, sometimes they will just take the cat in and help it, knowing it's not *your* cat, so wouldn't expect you to have to pay.

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Billy
Saimese
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat was playing and jumped right up into a doorknob trying to get a bug on the wall. Seeing it, I was terrified at first, but he is still playing and active. I just noticed he's meowing louder than normal. Should I continue watching him in case symptoms show up later? It's midnight here and I've had a long day,We usually doze off together.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head trauma should ideally be seen by a Veterinarian, but it seems more that he knocked himself and was startled more than a severe injury but without examining him I cannot say for sure. Keep an eye on him and check for unequal pupil size and changes in gait. If any symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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McDreamy
American Shorthair
8 Weeks
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Stiff llimbs

Medication Used

Not walking

My 8 week old kitten had a fight and fell and hit his head. He was stiff and unresponsive. That happened two days ago. I have been giving him water and food but he only sleeps then every hour he screams and then juat purrs (which may mean he is in pain) he cannot walk just lays and has stiff limbs. We thought he was going to die so we wanted him to be comfortable yet its been 3 days and still sleeping and wakes but not walks for few minutes. His feet are cold and he pooped yesterday while laying down. I thing he has severe brain damage and I dont think he'll be better. If he survives he'll be a special care cat which I would take care of but he has little recovery everyday and I am surprised hr has made it this far.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any case of head trauma should be evaluated by your Veterinarian, control of brain swelling may help with the general symptoms McDreamy is suffering from. Without examining him I cannot determine the severity and I cannot prescribe any prescription medications. You should visit the Veterinarian not only for evaluation but also for pain relief as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Autumn
Simese
6 Days
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Head tilting and unusual walkin.

I had my kitten on my shoulder, and received a call so I answer it quickly, then my kitten falls down on its side when I pick it up its body was pointing to the left. When I picked it up, it started peeing. I have no idea what was happening. She is an orphaned kitten. I believe she is 6 days old. What can I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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A 5-6 foot fall for a 6 day old kitten was probably quite a traumatic fall. She may have sustained brain, muscle or nerve damage, and should be seen by a veterinarian to have an assessment and see what might be able to be done for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Tybalt
Bengal
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Head Shaking
Ear Itching

I was playing with my cat with a toy mouse on string. He was jumping and playing, but he ran under the glass coffee table and didn't know the glass was there. He jumped, and slammed the top of his head full force into the glass. Since, he's been shaking his head a lot and his ear is tilted down a bit to the left. He's also been scratching his left ear a lot.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Tybalt is otherwise acting normal, that should not have been enough trauma to cause any long laster effects. If he continues to shake his head or is acting abnormally otherwise, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian to make sure that he is okay.

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Kitty
Mix
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Head Shaking

I was laying in bed with my 9 yr. old cat when I accidentally hit her in the head (just moving my arm) with my phone in my hand. She seemed ok, but she walked away at first. Later that night, she was closer to me than I thought and I accidentally (once again) bumped her in the head, but this time I was moving my leg and accidentally hit her with my foot. She is acting somewhat normal, besides not meowing (Meowed normally after she got hit twice.)I was wondering if this kind of force could injure her, since I was not going full force when I hit her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It is unlikely that the force that you are describing will have injured her in any way. It would be best, however, to monitor her for any signs of lethargy, lameness or soreness, and have her examined by a veterinarian if you notice any of those things.

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Yoongi
domestic short hair
1 Month
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Off balance, swollen eye, sleeping

I have a month old kitten who may possibly have head trauma. He was running around and ran between my son's feet and he stumbled and accidentally stepped on him. I have no money to take him to the vet, as the want $120 just to see him. Please help me with any advice to save my baby.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma is very serious and needs to be evaluated and treated by a Veterinarian regardless of cost, there isn’t an at home treatment for this. You should visit a regular Veterinarian, charity clinic or reach out to a nonprofit if you’re in financial difficulty. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Padi
Unknown
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My six week old kitten fell of my table after eating and hit his head. He hasn’t had any symptoms and he’s playing around but I hear his head hit. I’m really worried and scared that he has head trauma or something. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Padi is not showing any signs of problems, he may be okay. It would be best to watch him for signs of disorientation, not eating, or difficulty walking. If he is showing any of those signs,he should be seen, but he may be okay at this point.

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Newborn kitten
Siamese
3 Days
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling
Bruising

My cat just gave birth to 4 new kittens 3 days ago and she kept moving them everywhere and I couldn’t find one and I accidentally stepped on its head and now it’s fairly bruised and swollen. She won’t eat and I don’t know what to do !!!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That degree of trauma in a newborn kitten may be fatal. If her head is swollen and bruised, and she can't eat, she may not survive. It would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to see if there is anything that can be done for her.

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Callie
Calico
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Head Shaking

My 3 month old kitten just feel off of a 12 foot balcony in my house onto wooden flooring. Just heard her hit the floor and run off meowing. Picked her up nose blooding, saliva falling from mouth, Eyes wouldn’t open, spastic movement, and then just stand there now she is sleeping and It 12am and no vet open what do I do!?!!! Please help!!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Keep Callie warm, comfortable, and have her seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. There should be a 24 hour or emergency veterinary clinic open, or your regular clinic should have an after hours number that you can call. I hope that she is okay.

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Simba
short hair
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not himself
Lethargy
One larger pupil

My cat came inside very lethargic and with 1 pupils larger than the
other. He isn’t really moving, only to get to a place to lie down. What do you think is wrong?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for anisocoria (unequal pupil size) which may include head trauma, poisoning, neurological disorders among other causes; since head trauma is a possibility I would recommend visiting a Veterinarian for an examination since brain injury should be managed in the case of any head trauma. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Indie
tabby
11 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Hi there, my kitten has fallen from her cat tree that’s taller than me she hit her head on the way down, she is usually really playful but today she has just been sleeping, so I need to take her to a vet ? I’m so worried she is my first kitten she is 11weeks old.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination as head trauma can be quite severe especially from that height and if not managed properly may result in long term issues. Without examining Indie myself I cannot say whether or not if she would be alright or not. It is important to visit your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Eve
Calico
6 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen cheek off balance sleepy

My boyfriend was throwing a fit and threw a Swiffer down the hall, it hit our 6 week old kittens on the right side of her face, her eye is swollen, she pooped immediately, shaking walking in cirlce and wobbling, she just wants to sleep now her heart rate and breathing seem fine. What should I do it's too late to go to the vet and I want to make sure she is going to make it

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without being able to see her, I'm not sure if she will survive this head trauma without medical attention. If there is an emergency veterinarian near you, it would be best to have her seen, or your regular veterinarian may have an after hours number that you can call for emergencies. I hope that Eve is okay.

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Murka
I don’t know
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleeps alot
Looks like she gets dizzy

Hi, we have a small kitten.. we got not to long ago and the neighbors kid came over and when he was playing with her he hit her against the wall very hard, when i heard a cry i ran to her and she was on the floor not moving she was sneezing and blood was coming out of her nose, the next day which is today she stopped bleeding but she sleeps a lot and when she walks she does weird head movements as if she’s dizzy!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That is terrible that that has happened to Murka. She needs to have medical attention to see if she has sustained head trauma, or had damage to her nasal passages. I hope that she is okay.

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Apollo
Cat
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic

Our 10 week old kitten was attacked by our dog. He moves but cannot stand or walk. He's not meowing but I scared him earlier and he hissed at me. What are his chances of survival? He is also pooping and peeing. I have him resting. But he isn't opening his eyes
His is breathing normally though. There was blood coming from his nose when the attack first happened.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Apollo I cannot give an accurate prognosis or chance of survival as traumatic injuries are rarely the same and the severity of the injuries may be more severe internally than externally. I would recommend visiting a Veterinarian to give Apollo a check up to ensure that there is no internal injures, bleeding or brain swelling as I am unable to give you any assurances without an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowball
angora
5 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dizzy
Bleeding

My kitten fell from 3’1 kitchen counter and starte screaming (not sure where he hit cause i wasn’t able to ser) I thought i saw a tiny bit of nosebleeding, and he pooped all over me. As soon as i got to my room to call somebody he stopped crying, had no bleeding and wanted me to let him on the floor, which i did. He walked, ate and played as normal. A little bit clumsy but as he’s still a baby i don’t know.

Right now (2 hrs later) he’s taking a nap and breathing normally, sometimes a little bit faster but besides that, completely normal.

Should i worry about a head trauma? How do i know if she had injuries in her head?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you suspect that Snowball had any head trauma you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine whether or not there are signs of brain injury; the typical sign is unequal pupil size or lack of reaction to light but there are other more subtle signs which may be detected by your Veterinarian. Sometimes, brain injury may have a delayed onset of symptoms over days or weeks so it is always best to get her checked out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Siamese
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Trouble Walking
Disorientation

My cat fell down from the new cat-tree we bought yesterday. She fell down from aproxx 150cm height (aproxx 4.9 feet). In the first moment she looked very shocked and then she went to pee. After that, she was not able to walk straight and had troubles with most stuff. After 30 minutes I gave her some snacks and she seemed a lot better, but she is still sleeping a lot.

Do I need to bring her to a veterinary?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should give Luna some rest, if she is not showing any sign of distress let her rest; many times the shock of the fall is worse than the fall itself (just like with toddlers). Keep an eye on Luna for now, but if she is still has some difficulty walking or displays any concerning symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian in the morning; if she fell on her head you should consider visiting an Emergency Veterinarian especially if her pupils are different sizes or she continues to have issues walking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My car was recently euthanized today. She had a puncture wound in the neck and was lifeless but still breathing. Took her to the vet and the vet took X-rays, although no broken bones, she had severe head trauma and couldn’t afford surgery so we had to euthanize her. I remember before taking her, she had patches of white fur in her teeth. I’m in western N.C. so there is a variety of wildlife here. Any idea what could have caused it?

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donald
I dont know
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

not eating cat food

my cat lives outside but showed up today with an injury on side of head near ear he also has some scratches from day before can this be a sign of rabbies hit by car attacked by other cat or what very worrided he is not eating like normal and saw him eating grass
verrrrryy worriedddd

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Donald I cannot start to determine the origins of his injuries; if you believe that he may have been hit by a car you should visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination to be on the safe side. You should also bathe all wounds with a dilute antiseptic and ensure that he is kept hydrated. If there is no improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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None
6 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

idk

I have a six week old kitten who sleeps in our shed outside with it's mother have small kids that were bothering them so we put them out there, this morning we went out to feed them and a crate in the shed had been knocked down and the kitten was stuck underneath it she had noticing signs of head trauma and her jaw is flattened she is also noticably blind and limping around.When she opens her mouth to yawn I noticed her jaw is all torn up. I feel heart broken but we can't afford a vet. She slept most of the day inside she's eaten soft kitten food and has tried nursing the best she can.shes tried to run around and to play with her mommy cat but she runs into stuff or just falls over. Will she be okay could she heal on her own or is she just suffering:(

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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From your description, it is hard to say if the kitten is suffering or not, but it seems unlikely that those injuries will heal on their own. She should be seen by a veterinarian - many clinics do offer a 'free first exam' that would allow you to have her seen, and at least have a better idea as to what her chances for survival are.

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Berlioz
Tuxedo
6 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezibg

Last night my cat died unexpectedly with no history of any medical problems besides being a little overweight. Two different vets suspected it was a blood clot. About a week prior I accidentally bumped him in the face/head area with my knee as I was rolling over in bed. He let out a meow and sneezed about 8 or 9 times before coming back to normal. After that he was completely normal and showed no signs of discomfort abnormalities. I’m hoping this had nothing to do with it as the force of the blow did not seem that great.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry for your loss. I can't see that minor bump causing any long term trauma, and it was probably unrelated. Again, I am sorry for the loss of your Berlioz.

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Louie
Mixed breed
3 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Eye is watering

My kitten fell from 8 feet in the air. He hit a table and then fell to the floor. He was a little shocked at first. His eye was watering and he kept blinking. He ended up acting like his usual playful self. I got home from work today he was very excited , wanted to play but I noticed red in his eye and it appears to be blood

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any possibility for head trauma should be seen by a Veterinarian since some symptoms of brain injury may take days or weeks to present; also internal injuries may not present for a while afterwards. A bloodshot eye may be just due to a capillary bursting or may be due to something more serious, I cannot give you any assurances without an examination and would recommend visiting a Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sunshine
N/a
5 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss difficulty breathing
Weight Loss

My sister accidentally closed our kittens head in the refrigerator because it likes the corner where it’s warm he started meowing and bleeding from the nose I thought it was dead. This happened yesterday around 5 and since he just kinda lays there’s we have to open it’s mouth for it to drink water and it will not open it’s eyes and it can barely walk and I don’t have the money to take it to a vet. The kitten is about 5 weeks old.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Sunshine may have sustained significant brain trauma from this event. From your description, I"m not sure that he will make it without veterinary help. There are many low cost clinics and clinics that offer a 'free first exam'. I hope that he is okay.

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grey boy
Cat
4 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

motorskills

i rescued some kittens and i have had them for a week. i'm guessing they are 4 weeks old woke up this morning and one of them seems to be having trouble controlling his head and limbs. also one of its pupil is big and the other one is small

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various issues which may be affecting a kitten’s balance and coordination which may include head trauma, cerebellar disorders, vestibular diseases, ear infections among other causes; without examining Grey Boy I cannot say what the possible specific cause is, but you should keep an eye on him and visit a Veterinarian if there is no improvement or the symptoms get worse. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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GIGI
domesticated common red cat
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

He refuses to ea tby himself
althow h

my 4year old cat was hidden by a a car.his jaw was broken.I took him to my vet who put a metal string to connect his lower jaw and put it in correct possision.His upper jaw was broken too. he could do anything about this. After 3 weeks in confindmant i took him again to the vet and the metal was removed.His lower jaw is repaired and moves normally.The upper jaw is healing but still there is an open wound like a hole. All the bones of the upper jaw were fructioured.Im feeding him with a siring till now.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing GiGi, I can't comment on his recovery, but with that amount of trauma, it seems that he is healing as can be expected. I assume that he is on pain medications, and that would be something to talk with your veterinarian about if not. With that amount of oral trauma, he may benefit from a feeding tube, which is also something that you can talk with your veterinarian about. I hope that he is okay.

Thank you for your advise, hoping in the future he will manage to eat by himself.

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Paisley
tabby
6 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Walks in circle
Meowing alot
head injury

So last night someone stepped off my back step and this kitten who was wild and been at my place for a week got stepped on the right side of her head she she walks just fine but after awhile she'll start acting like she has hypoplasia she already had an eye infection so im not sure if her eye was squished i cant afford a vet bill being as i have no job im trying to find a pet voucher witg the spca near me but im not having luck not only that but if i took her to get out down its $40 i dont have i want to save her is there anyway i can help her shes letting me touch her which is crazy because i picked her up once before and she went crazy shes meowing often so im reallt confused on what to do please help!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Unfortunately, without seeing Paisley, there isn't much that I can suggest for a head trauma other than keeping her safe and confined to a small area until she has recovered, or until you can get her in to the SPCA to be seen. Many corporate clinics offer a free or reduced cost first exam, if you can find one of those in your area, you may be able to have her evaluated and get a better idea as to what might be going on with her.

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Gianni
DOMESTIC
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Crying

Hello, my cat was hit but a small magnetic ball. The ball was bouncing and she ran after it leading to it hitting the top of her head. It looked like it hurt her and she seems a little more fussy than usual. Just want some advice on what I should, should I motor a little more or take her to the vet right away?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Gianni is acting normally, eating and drinking and seems to be doing well, you should be okay to monitor her for any signs of weakness, lethargy, or instability.

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Boo
mixed
4 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

dilated pupils
Wobbly

My kitten about 4-5 weeks was in my arms and fell head first onto the hardwood floor he pooped himself then stood stiff for about 3 minuites afterward we found him hiding in the couch I took him and fed him bologna and water he only ate a little but never drunk about 30 minuites later he ate and drank then went into his bed the next morning he climbed up my bed and was purring he eats and drinks and is a little wobbly his pupils are still big should I take him to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Boo is recovering normally from this trauma, he may be okay. If his pupils are the same size, and he seems to be able to see, and is eating and drinking, you may be fine to monitor him. If his pupils are different sizes, or he doesn't seem to be able to see, or he isn't improving, then it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian.

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666
Domastic
2 Days
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Agressvive

My cat was a softy cat loved living with 3 cats 2 dogs. But got knocked with a car went to vet he said everything OK.but cat has turn aggressive towards everyone and a bold patch where he had the teams but on damage but no xray was needed and no limping but doesn't like being touch now and attacks all cats. Worried. Tried cat kalms plug ins

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A traumatic event like being hit by a car may change a cat’s personality making them very suspicious and wary of the world around them, it is important to offer reassurance to 666 and ensure that they’re comfortable. An x-ray should have been done regardless to be on the safe side as a car can do a lot of internal damage to a cat and it is good to get an internal picture. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Otie
tabby
7 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepy

my 7 week old kitten has a soft lump on her head. She doesnt have any symptoms listed on here. Im worried about what it could be. It doesnt seem to bother her at all when you touch it. she meows but its not a distressed meow. She eats fine. she also has a watery right eye if that helps

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A soft lump may be caused by a head bump, or it may be due to another cause; without having an examination I cannot say with any certainty what it may be especially as you haven’t indicated any colour change or if the area is a different texture to skin. You should keep an eye on the lump and visit your Veterinarian on Monday morning to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Idris
Aegan
5 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

I accidentally sat in my kitten because he was wrapped in the blanket. He bled a little from his nose and pooped when squished. All the vets are closed and i’m just is the wondering if he is okay. He is running and eating but i’m just scared. Can you please tell me if he is okay?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Idris, I cannot give any assurances that he will be OK especially if there was bleeding after the trauma; you should visit a Veterinarian as soon as you are able to and monitor Idris and keep him calm in the meantime. If there is an Emergency Veterinarian near to you, you should visit them for a check up. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Scruffy
Domestic long hair
7 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling of left eye

Medication Used

Mannitol

On Saturday, a step ladder fell on my seven week old kitten. He is still currently at an emergency hospital and keep saying that he has brain swelling, which has slowly started to go down but that even after several days of fluids and medication, he is eating and playing but is still favoring his left side and going in circles to his left. The doctor said that he also may have vision damage. I want to know what exactly neurologically that could be causing him to still walk in circles and the odds of whether or not he will regain full vision and be a normal car in the future.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is still very early in recovery as it has only been three or four days, you need to be more patient especially if there is still brain swelling. Each case is different and it is possible that the effects of this traumatic injury may be seen throughout Scruffy’s life; I cannot give you any assurances of a full recovery (no one can) and you should keep monitoring his progress with your Veterinarian and be patient has it has only been a few days. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sheru
Persian
11 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite
Sleepiness
Loss of Balance
frightened
Loss of Memory
Loss Of Consciousness

My cat fell down from the first floor's terrace two days back, he was sleepy when he fell down. Now he's not responding to anything, not even moving from the place we make them stand. Seems like he has lost his senses. He doesn't know the directions to his litter tub, he peed and pooped on bed last night. He is roaring whenever we try to make his stand or walk.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Sheru sounds like he needs medical attention right away. He may have suffered a head trauma in the fall, or he may have injured himself. He needs to see a veterinarian. I hope that he is okay.

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Calli
Long haird yellow cat
7 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My neighbor son through our kitty down on concrete It had a bad nosebleed it’s about seven or eight weeks old it’s been in the kennel sleeping for like seven hours it’s up eating and using the bathroom and is slightly trying to play but is still sneezing and wheezing and we’re just kind of wondering if it will be OK

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure if Calli will be okay. That may have been a significant trauma to her, and it may have damaged the tiny bones in her nose. Since she is still wheezing and having problems, it would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian to make sure that she is okay.

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Milo
American Shorthair
1 Year
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating

My cat got hit by something the vet wasn't sure by what. His eye was all bloody and his nose his jaw is messed up. I couldn't afford to keep him in the vet so we took him home. But he won't eat at all he hasn't eaten in 3 days. Sometimes I have to take him to his box to go to the bathroom because he can't make it. He's drinking water but other with a syringe. What do I do about eating??? Please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should get veterinary attention for Milo, there are many charity clinics and nonprofits which may be able to help with the cost of care so please check the link below. You should continue giving water with a syringe, but also think about mixing some smooth wet food with some water and syringing it into his mouth bit by bit. Without examining Milo I cannot determine the severity of the injury or think about any specific treatment or management. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Idris
None
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

bloated?
big belly

my kitten belly has gotten really big and i don’t know if it’s because i have been feeding him a lot or it’s something else. i feed feed hunch a lot because he is usually very hunger and starts to meow. he had an injury and he was sat on top of and pooped a little and i don’t know if maybe that is one of the reasons he looks fat. But he is acting normal like if nothing is bothering him

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Idris, I'm not sure if he has a problem or not, but kittens are commonly affected by parasites that do need to be treated. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at him, test a stool sample, and get him any treatment that he may need.

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toby
rescu
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody Urine

my poor wee man fell down the stairs he's only 8 week, when it happened he had poop and blood coming from both ends,he was very limp wasn't moving but I put him into his wee bed with a blanked but then he got up and walked to his litter hearts broken what can I do please

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Toby, I can't tell what might have happened to him, and I'm not sure if he is a dog or a cat? It sounds like he has had a significant trauma, and if he is urinating blood, he should be seen by a veterinarian. He may have had internal injuries and may need medical treatment.

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Baba Yaga
Mixed/Russian Blue
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Small indentation on head above eye
Sleepy
Confusion
Lethargic
Swelling around eye

Hi, my kitten (not sure how old but definitely over six weeks) was snapped at by my larger German Shepard mix over a treat about 15 minutes ago. She hid for a bit but when I finally got her to come out, I saw that she had a sort of indentation above her right eye, which I think is also beginning to swell shut, but there’s no blood or broken skin that I can find. It’s 4:30 am on a Sunday so I’m not sure when I’ll be able to take her to a vet. Right now she seems confused and dazed/stunned and a little lethargic and wants nothing but to sleep. She isn’t agressive, her pupils respond to light and she can walk okay, but I think she is choosing not to walk very far. She is responding to petting right now, too. Any advice on how to care for her until I can get her to a vet? Or what her injury may be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma presents in different ways depending on the animal, the force among other factors; any trauma to soft tissue normally results in swelling; however in a kitten as young as Baba Yaga I cannot say how severe the injury is and I don’t want to recommend any treatment as we are unsure of age. You should ensure that she is kept calm for the time being and visit your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian for an examination when open. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Smoky
Cat
1 Month
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Crying out
Trouble breathing
Swilling
Using bathroom on his self
Knot above eyes
Barely moving

We don't really know what happened. But we found him crying out kinda swilling alone with his mom. He then developed a huge knot above his eyes still swilling barely moving has staggered breathing using the bathroom on himself and seems to be in a lot of pain

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Trauma is a common cause for the symptoms you’re describing but it can be difficult to determine how; but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine whether the swelling or knot that you’re seeing is due to trauma or a reaction from a bite or other cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

He passed away a few hours after I asked about it.

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Lola
tabby
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Bulging
Eye Redness
Eye Bleeding

My friend was watching my foster kitten and dropped a blow dryer on her head when she was playing with the wire. Now her eye is red and looks like a blood blister. should I be concerned?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any severe head trauma should be seen by your Veterinarian especially if there are severe signs of trauma to the eye; without examining Lola I cannot give an all clear or tell you that there isn’t anything to be concerned about. Your Veterinarian will check for signs of brain injury and will give treatment for the eye too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spot
Bengal
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Spasm

A week ago I was cleaning my couch. When I went to flip it in an upright position my kitten ran under it. He immediately lost consciousness and began having a noise bleed. I administered afrin and he sneezed out the clot and the bleeding ceased within about 15 mins. He regained consciousness but his pupils remained constricted with his third eyelid pulled over his pupils. I administered 250ml of D5 sub q and about another 250 of NS and put him on oxygen for twelve hours while he received fluids. He has recovered significantly. He was spasming and having what I think was seizures. He hasn't done that in the past twenty four hours and has even taken a few steps on his own today but his sense of balance seems off. He is being syringe fed baby food meats thinned out with Pedialyte and kmr mixed per instructions. He seems satiated. He has only pooped once this week.
What can I do the encourage BM's?

What can I do to encourage his sense of balance to come back?

At what point in time can I expect his recovery to plataeu?

Is there anything else I can do for him?

I have no money for a vet but I am a nurse so I have access to medical equipment and am relatively knowledgeable in mammillian biology and stroke recovery.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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As I am sure you are aware, the biggest issue with head trauma is cerebral edema which is normally controlled in veterinary medicine with steroids; without examining Spot I cannot give you any specific prescription medications as I haven’t established a patient Doctor relationship. Other issues may be fractures of the skeleton due to the crushing trauma of the sofe, without an examination I cannot see specifically what the extent of the injury is. You should continue to offer nursing care, fluids as required and encourage eating in a similar way you have been doing; try mixing some plain canned pumpkin into the food to increase the fibre intake which may help bowel movements. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/head-trauma-proceedings

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Chip
Egyptian Mau
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Enlarged Pupils

So my cat fell of a table trying to catch an insect. When I go to check on him his pupils are different sizes. He is not showing any signs of distress,but I want to know if he’s okay

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Chip I cannot give you any assurances especially if the fall was from a height and he is showing signs of anisocoria (unequal pupil size), you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination in any case of head trauma as brain injury can be severe with some serious symptoms possibly being delayed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Syd
domestic shorthair-orange tabby
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Seizure

Hi, i have a kitten about 3 months old, and i think he got under the hood of our vehicle, without us knowing it, and either got hurt by fan or by tire of pickup. We found him the next evening in the ditch by our house, cause we noticed he was missing but couldn't find him with several attempts looking for him. He had blood coming out of his nose, and was in a great deal of pain when any attempt at touching his neck was made. He has slept alot, this happened about 3 days ago, but has slept alot, but did gradually start showing significant signs of improving. He started eating KMR milk and some rice cereal, which by the way he was on hard cat food. He is eating better, and starting to eat soft food, and he has went from walking very little and with alot of help because he was staggering alot and only taking one or two steps at a time, now he is walking all over, very loveable, almost to the point of not being able to be alone. He doesn't like to be alone, and wants to be help all the time. Really my main concern is last night while sleeping on my daughters lap his head was laying kinda of at an angle and he started seizing. He had one that lasted 10-15 seconds, then a couple mild incidents where he jerked and his head rolled around and he'd cry out. Is the seizures normal, and how long might they last, and really its my daughters cat and she's worried it means he's going to die. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Seizures aren't normal, no, and Syd may have had some significant head trauma from what you describe. Without being able to examine him, I can't comment on his neurologic status, unfortunately, and he may be fine but have occasional seizures, or he may deteriorate. If you are able to have him seen by a veterinarian who can examine him, they may be able to give you a better idea or recommend any treatment that he may need.

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Astrid
Tortie
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Groggy
Sleepy for a minute
Grouchy

My kitten is really clumsy. I am not sure if this has any relation to her being bottle fed or her breed or what , but I’m really concerned because she has a part of her head that feels like a bump (not sure if it’s usually there or not). She keeps bumping her head a lot and sometimes she will get a little grumpy and lay down and act a little sleepy for a second after. She’s only 9 weeks and I just want to make sure this isn’t a bigger issue.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A cat skull is a little smoother than some other species but still has some anatomical features (see two links below), without examining Astrid I cannot determine whether the specific lump you are feeling is anatomical or not. Try to prevent Astrid from knocking into everything and visit your Veterinarian for an examination since being clumsy could be a sign of a more serious issue (cerebellar hypoplasia for example). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://academic.emporia.edu/sievertl/verstruc/catlat2.jpg http://academic.emporia.edu/sievertl/verstruc/catpost2.JPG

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Precious
mixed
3 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Head Tilt

Medication Used

Prednisolone

Our outdoor cat went missing for 10 days. When she returned, she was unsteady on her feet, falling over, head tilted, and was very thin. We took her to a vet immediately the next morning. An antibiotic injection was given, and Prednisolone was started. The vet diagnosed her with head trauma, and said that we’ll need to wait it out. After 10 days of prednisolone, she is walking so much better, rarely falls, gaining weight, and seems to be thriving, other than her head tilt. Is this something that could continue to improve over time? Thanks for any response or advice.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Precious may continue to improve as she adapts to any injury and heals. Sometimes, those head tilts will stay, but improve, and sometimes they never resolve. It just depends on the degree of trauma and how she heals, and time will tell what will happen for her. If her balance is off, it would be safer for her to stay in side, if possible.

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mamakitty
Cat
18 Years
Serious condition
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Not eating or drinking, barely movi

Have 18 year old feline not ours, shes been kept in a room by herself, till yesterday Brody(bullydog) got in the room had her entire head in his mouth. Gary snatched him up and he dropped her. There is no blodd but she's has siezures, is not eating now, and barely moves. The owners are taking her to be put down tommorrow. She's staying in the bathroom.My question is whenever I go in there she meows at me, so I would like to wrap her in a towel and hold her, but don't want to hurt her and she's not always been the friendliest. I can scratch her head and neck, with no sign of discomfort.She has turned and licked her back paws, so I don't think she has back or neck injury.It breaks my heart to watch her and I just want to comfort her if I can.What would you suggest.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that happened to Mamakitty, that is very sad. You should be able to hold her and comfort her if she will let you, and I think she will tell you if it hurts when you pick her up. If she has moved to lick her back paws, it seems that her neck and spine are not broken, and you would just need to be gentle with her.

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Luna
tabby
2 Months
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Weakness
Head held low

I got my kitten two weeks ago (she’s a little over two months old) and we usually always watch her. I left her alone for several minutes and when I got back to the room she seemed very weak and couldn’t lift her head up. After several minutes she seemed a little better and was eating food but was laying down to eat which is not normal for her. She is now sleeping and purred when we pet her but I’m still concerned because I don’t know what happened or what’s wrong with her. She still seems a little off and weak.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Luna, I'm not sure what might have happened, unfortunately. She may have had low blood sugar, or may have had a trauma of some type. If she does not improve back to her normal self, it would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian to see what might be going on with her.

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Comet
Black and white cat
8 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

above

Comet, 8 year old athletic 24 lb. indoor (night) outdoor cat, missing for 2 days came home with swelling and bulging right eye. He allowed me to cold pack it and surprisingly the swelling went right down. He had no problem eating, did seem hungry. 2 days later eye seemed normal, no difference in pupil size, eating but had lost some weight. He got out and was missing for a week! Found in a secluded corner. Ate and drank used kitty litter, jumps over 3 feet to counter, navigates stairs. Very lethargic seems to be his main symptom, (it has 90' to 100') He secludes himself upstairs, comes when he's called eats but has lost probably 4-5 lbs. I have done some reading about poisoning and concussion and head injury seems most likely. I have a history of taking care of 50 horses, 20+ dogs and dozens of cats and have seen that it sometimes takes weeks of quiet to recover but would welcome any advice or possible suggestions of what could be wrong.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It certainly does sound like Comet may have sustained a brain injury, however without examining him I cannot give you any specific information on the severity or management of any brain swelling or other issues; this is something to visit your Veterinarian about since there is nothing over the counter I can recommend for this. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sunny
DOMESTIC
1 Month
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Trouble breathing
Bleeding

My kitten was attacked by our dog. I saw some blood come out of the ears. And some fluid came out too. Right now, it is just sleeping but it is breathing quite normally. What can I do, there is no vet around here. Thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without being able to see Sunny, I'm not really able to see what is happening or what to do. If you don't have a veterinarian available, all you can really do is monitor him and see how he recovers. Dog bite wounds can be quite traumatic to small kittens, and Sunny may need a veterinarian if he isn't acting normally.

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Luci
tabby
13 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

wont walk
One pupil is bigger that the other
Wont eat
Wont drink water
Lethargic

My kitten is 13 weeks old and had an accident, she got out and was hit by a motor scooter, I'm not sure if she hit her head or not but she stopped breathing, went limp and had her eyes open for a minute or 2 then my fiance was able to get her breathing again. But now she isn't acting right, she cant keep her eyes open, she is lethargic, she wont walk, and she wont eat, I dont know if I should just keep taking care of her and give it a day or 2 to see if she is feeling better, and if not then take her to a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head trauma especially this severe as you’re describing should be seen by a Veterinarian immediately, this isn’t something to wait and see if it improves; the Veterinarian will thoroughly examine Luci and will treat as required if there is brain swelling or anything else concerning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

This was very helpful. Thank you

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Moe
domestic short hair
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Sleepiness
Redness
Swollen lip

8 week old kitten jumped from my husbands shoulder trying to reach the counter but didn’t make it. He hit his bottom lip which is now red and swollen. The kitten sat without moving for a few seconds but was running around shortly after that. He is sleeping now and seems to be fine. Is a vet visit needed?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally any head injury should be checked by a Veterinarian to be on the safe side as some injuries may have a delayed onset of symptoms; you should visit your Veterinarian just to ensure that there is nothing to be concerned about and that there is no brain injury or injury to the jaw etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Angel
Bombay Cat
2 Weeks
Critical condition
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Has Symptoms

Seizures
Disorientation
lack of appetite
Lack Of Coordination

My 2 week kitten was stepped on accidentally on the head one day ago at 6 in the morning. It curled up and started shaking. Didn’t eat from mother’s milk, no urination or stool. Just sleeps and struggles to walk because of disorientation. Today it started to have more strokes and seizures in bundles lasting half to one minute. Because of its lack of appetite I started hand feeding it kitten replacement milk liquid formula and it drinks it in small amounts. It started meowing and opening its eyes which is hope rising, but if it moves its head and body for more than a minute it would start to meow and have a seizure. This meowing and seizure repeats 2 more times and then it takes a nap. I cant afford the vet at the time and can’t go anytime sooner.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If you aren't able to get veterinary care for Angel, there may not be more that you can do at home other than watch her and see if she improves. That is a significant head trauma for her, and she may not fully recover. It would be best for her to see a veterinarian, and many clinics do offer free or discounted first exams that would allow you to have her seen. I hope that she is okay.

So I went to the vet and they said that there are no fractures in the skull that need surgery. Stated that time would heal him. He also prescribed Levetiracetam to control his seizures. He said to give it .1 mL of the medicine every 8 hours. For food; syringe feed it KML every 4 hrs. He probably wieghs 6 oz, and I give him 7.5 mL, 6 times a day. He has started urinating after stimulation, I’m concerned because he has been having diarrhea the past 2 days which is since I started syringe feeding him KMR. Is the diarrhea because of the KMR milk? What can I do to stop the diarrhea? Am I giving him too much milk or to little? I don’t want to make him more sick.

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Mixo
Russian White
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Sleepy

So I was in my bedroom when suddenly I hear a lot of things fall in my living room, then my cat suddenly starts to run like crazy and all I see is a fallen music stand. I know this sounds crazy but I am not sure what symptoms I should be looking for please help me my cat is acting a bit strange.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Head trauma can present in many different ways plus any injury sustained from a falling (or toppling) object can cause severe internal trauma; since I cannot give you any specific indication without examining Mixo, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to check for signs of head trauma to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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KitKat
Unknown
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Confused
lethargic,
no obvious injury
sensitive around shoulder blades
eyelid visible
swelling on left side around eye

My cat went missing for about 12 hours. When we finally found him he was wondering around very slowly behind a neighbors house. His left eyelid (third) can be seen about halfway. He is not acting right and seems tender on his shoulder blade area. He just ran and hid under my daughter's bed and won't come out or respond to us. It's like he's very confused or something. My husband essentially is anti && spent for an animal so we are trying to help him as much as we can at home. Any suggestions??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without knowing what happened to KitKat or performing a thorough examination it is difficult to recommend any specific action or treatment to do; head trauma or being hit by a vehicle is always a concern (as well as harm from people). Without examining KitKat I can only suggest to keep her warm, hydrated and encourage appetite; but you should try to visit a Veterinarian, a charity clinic or other organisation to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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No name
American Short Hair
5 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Different sized pupils,lethargic

Came home to find one of my 5 week old kittens trapped under a piece of plywood. Once freed he got up and was walking around meowing I now have him wrapped up in a blanket with me sleeping. His pupils are different sizes. Not sure if other symptoms. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head injury should be seen immediately by a Veterinarian especially if you’re noticing symptoms including anisocoria (unequal pupil sizes) and lethargy; there is nothing I can recommend for you to do at home as any brain swelling or other issues would need to be medically managed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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bowie
tabby
5 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Rapid breathing

we found bowie 4 hours ago under my couch barely breathing, bleeding from the mouth and her body was limp. we rushed her to the hospital where she now is in icu. doctors said this is head trauma and it doesn’t look very good. does the discription correspond with head trauma? and i’m still waiting for results so what would u say the chance of her living & recovering is?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Your description does sound like head trauma (or some types of poisoning). Without examining Bowie I cannot determine the severity of the symptoms and therefore couldn’t give any ballpark of a prognosis for you; your Veterinarian will be able to tell you more. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luke
Cat
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My kitten is just over 2 months old, and I have noticed he has started drooling and hanging out with his tongue out. He’s way more mellow than the other kitten. He was dropped by his mother when he was younger and I’m wondering if that potentially has anything to do with it? I don’t want him to be in pain or anything like that and I was wondering if a trip to the vet is necessary or if I may be over worrying it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Luke it is difficult to say what the specific cause of the tongue hanging out and drooling is, traumatic injury may be a possible cause but I cannot say for certain; if Luke is otherwise in good spirits and is eating, drinking, defecating, urinating etc… I would keep an eye on him and bring it up with your Veterinarian when you take him in for a health check/vaccination; if a recent head injury is suspected you should visit today. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gordon
Albanian
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat came home with deep wound on his head and scratches. He doesn’t wanna drink or eat. He keeps leaking watery- looking blood from his rectum and I have no money to take him to a vet. Any home treatment tips that you can give me? Please and thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost especially since there is a deep wound to the head and he is bleeding from the anus which indicated a severe traumatic event which shouldn’t be managed at home; there are charity clinics and other organisations which may be able to help, you just need to Google search your local area. Ensure wounds are cleaned and Gordon is hydrated, do not give any human over the counter pain medications as they are toxic for cats; visit a Veterinarian please. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Elsa
Calico?
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness, Slowness

My kitten got stepped on, sadly hard on her head and she flipped over and ran away but we got her and all she's been doing is sleeping. But, after it happened she must've peed herself and we checked her neck and everything and she was fine.. is it okay for her to be this lathargic?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Lethargy isn’t a good sign after a head injury, you should think about visiting a Veterinarian immediately for an examination as any head injury should be seen to determine the severity and to give medical management as required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spaghetti
Orange tabby
3 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Head trauma
Seizures

My 3-4 weeks kitten seemed to have suffer a head trauma. I don’t know what happened because I was at work but I left her in her carrier. When I got home she had blood coming from her nose and her eyes were glued shut with blood. She had a fever of 102 so I gave her a bath and cleaned up the blood. She woke up during the bath but is now unconscious. I took her to the vet and they confirmed it was a head trauma and sent us home. She’s still unconscious but is swallowing via syringe. She also had maybe 2 seizures or what looked like seizures, only her leg shook and then her whole body for 30 seconds. Can someone please tell me what’s going on with my cat

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A body temperature of 102℉ is considered high normal, cats have a higher physiological body temperature than humans. It is difficult to say what the cause of the bleeding is since it is difficult to cause that much head trauma whilst being in a cat carrier; apart from head trauma, poisoning would be the other possible cause but I would expect to see other symptoms. Without examining Spaghetti, I cannot really shed any light on this unfortunately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Garfield
tabby
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

not eating poopi

he got hit by the fridge door the vet said he has a traumatic brain injury and they took him for 2 night gave him medicine but he's home now for a week and he won't eat poop and pee on himself and only wants too sleep

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Brain injury may affect cats differently on a case to case basis and is difficult to predict if there will be any long term issues; if Garfield is having issues with defecation and urination you should return to your Veterinarian for a follow up examination to decompress the bladder since urine retention can be fatal. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sonu
Indian
1 Month
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not movign

My mom accidentally stepped on our 1 months old cat. She didn't move at all.her jaws are stucks don't open. I don't know what to do? It's look like paralysis.he will recover or not

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A human standing on a cat is a severe injury and may be fatal, however without examining Sonu I cannot say whether he will recover or not and would highly recommend visiting a Veterinarian immediately for an examination to determine the extent of the injury to the brain and overall internal injury. The Veterinarian will recommend whether medical management should be attempted or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Elvis
Felis catus
7 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

dilated pupils
Disorientation
Seizures

My boss' 7 week old kitten fell off of a table at our office and landed on his head from about 4 feet high landing on a tile floor. He immediately started to have seizures and flipping his body around in circles. A coworker who was supposed to be watching him immediately picked him up he went limp and his eyes were totally glazed over. She rushed him upstairs to our boss and a few minutes later they both came back down stairs with him. His pupils looked very dilated to me but he was making some quiet meows, he was able to walk a little bit and then he curled up on my coworkers chest and dozed off and on. He seems ok now but I am terrified that something serious may have happened and don't want to hear any bad news tomorrow. Shouldn't the owner take him to the vet ASAP? She doesn't seem too concerned as where I would be freaking out and driving him there like a crazy mad woman.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head injury like you’re describing should be seen by a Veterinarian immediately since there are many issues which may occur a few hours, days or weeks after since the onset of some complications may take time to present. A Veterinarian would be able to advise on management options if brain swelling is suspected as well as giving a general overall check. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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SIMON
DOMESTIC
8 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Seizures
Lethargy

My kitten started having seizures after he developed a URI. Doctor put him on antibiotics for the URI and we are waiting to see if the seizures stop. My kitten has finally gone 24 hours without a seizure but he seems off. He can hear sound but he can’t figure out where it’s coming from. He is very slow to make eye connection with anything and when he looks at you it’s almost like “nobody’s home inside.” When he walks around, he walks low to the ground and he walks very slowly. He no longer jumps or climbs things and he doesn’t play with his toys anymore. He doesn’t even search for his food/water. I have to put the bowls in front of him so he can eat and drink. I’m worried the seizures he’s had messed him up neurologically. Doctor did blood work on my kitten and the only abnormality was his high WBCs due to the URI he has.... I don’t if he is going to become a real kitten again or if he has brain damage from the seizures. Any advice is appreciated!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In these cases it is always best to give time to monitor for improvement, after a seizure it may take a while for an animal to fully come round to their normal self during the post-ictal stage which may last around 48 hours. Keep an eye on Simon and see if there is any improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Callie
Calico
12 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

No activity
No drinking
No eating

Idk what is wrong with my kitten. She and my puppy got into a fight we did not see what happened but her nose was bleeding and now she won't eat it drink and she just stays hidden away. She's not active like she was this morning!!!! I need to know what's wrong!!!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Callie got into a fight with a puppy, you should visit your Veterinarian (before the weekend) as there could be signs of brain injury especially if she has a nose bleed; without examining her myself I cannot give you an indication of severity or if any medical management is needed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mani
Black cat
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Head
Trauma

About 2 weaks ago my cat hit his head really hard to the metal ground this was his second time hitting his head to the ground. He went backwards a little and closed his eyes for 5 seconds and became normal again. I never took him to the vet, i thought he will be okey. Today he eats he plays sometimes everything is normal but im still worried should i take him to the vet. He is a bit quiet not crazy as before. Btw in the area i live in they dont do ct scans for cats only x ray. So i dont know what to do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head trauma case should be seen by a Veterinarian (CT or not) as a neurological examination will show some tell tale signs if there is significant head injury; without examining Mani I cannot give you any assurance that there is no significant injury. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nacho
Calico
2 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Yelp When Lifted