Thursday, June 1, 2023

The moving story of Harry the cat with vestibular syndrome

We saw Harry crawling out of my house into a sewer last week and we just couldn’t let him pass. We thought it was female. We went back and fed him, he was very thin.

Coincidentally the day before, a neighbor told me that there was a cat that had been beaten, twisted, its head bowed. I was worried, but I didn’t see it.

When I came back from work on Friday, I saw the cat bowing its head and said: “This is the one my neighbor told me about.” In fact, it was him and I thought the same thing: someone had hurt him.

He was walking aimlessly with his head bowed, I knew that the poor cat was at high risk of death, so I caught him and took him to the house. Because of my other cats, I had to lock her in the bathroom for several days while the acclimatization process took place.

Her condition was somewhat rare, I was very worried and thought about possible ear infection, infection or shock. Anything was possible, but to be sure, I took her to the vet.

He is a beautiful and affectionate cat. In fact, it pained me to think that he might have a pain in his ear or some injury, because he complained. But it turned out to be an unfamiliar condition to me: vestibular syndrome, the doctor explained. I am empty

With so much love and dedication we are ready to move him on because what the vet told us at the time of his diagnosis was so true: “If you hadn’t saved him, the road wouldn’t have given Harry a chance to survive.” those circumstances”.

What is vestibular syndrome?

Regarding Harry’s case, the newsroom spoke with the veterinarian who consulted him to learn more about this feline disease.

Dr. Williams Quero explained to us that vestibular syndrome is a condition of the vestibule, an organ found in the inner ear and responsible for processing balance. For this reason, this clear posture is appreciated by bowing the head, it is the most obvious symptom.

This syndrome can be caused by various reasons such as: inflammation or infection of the vestibule, injuries, chronic internal otitis media, trauma, tumors, among other common causes.

The most frequent symptoms are a lack of balance, coordination, and nystagmus, which is an involuntary movement in which the eyes move from left to right and vice versa, giving the impression that they are disoriented.

The treatment applied is with antihistamines. If treated, it is controlled and the little animal can move on. The doctor clarified that this disease can also occur in dogs.

Thanks to timely diagnosis and family care, Harry is now a cat in good health. Everything was going well as we chose the path of responsibility and love by taking him to a specialist and giving him a shelter at home where he can make a full recovery and get what every cat needs: a family that Loves her and saves her from the tasteless street.

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