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My diabetic cat is compulsively walking in circles. What should I do?

My cat has been walking in counterclockwise circles pretty much constantly for an hour and a half. He seems a little agitated but basically okay, not shaking or crying or hyperventilating or anything like that. An hour ago he ate his normal dinner, circling between bites. From time to time he lies down, but even lying down he keeps looking over his shoulder to the left, then after a minute or so he rolls over (always in the same direction) and resumes circling. This kitty is 9 1/2 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes about a year and a half ago; I give him insulin shots twice daily. I thought this circling business might be hypoglycemia and mixed some syrup in with his food, but it doesn't seem to have helped much if at all. Google suggests everything from vestibular disease to an abscessed tooth to a stroke. What's going on? What should I do? Can I wait until my vet reopens at 8:00 tomorrow morning, or should I try to find an all-night animal hospital? [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Sep 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Sick kitty, low on cash.

My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

My cat may have been misdiagnosed. Time to find a new vet?

Back in July, my 11 year old cat was tentatively diagnosed with possible early renal failure. This past Saturday, however, she had another round of bloodwork and urinalysis...the results of which indicated her kidneys are probably fine! Needless to say, I'm very happy about this. But the more I think about it, the more it seems like the clinic folks jumped to conclusions way too quickly based on too little information. Am I off-base here, or is it perhaps really time to explore other local veterinary options? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Neurological? Psychological? Just plain clumsy?

Why are my girlfriend's cat's back legs going out from under him? [more inside]
posted by komara on Sep 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I/should I get a "prescription cat?"

Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

worried about our cat...

cat health woes: constipation & vomiting. please help. [more inside]
posted by austere on Jun 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Cat Eye

I'm in love with my cat. Quick question for cat owners about her eye. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Ringworm?! Are you flipping kidding me?!

Talk to me about ringworm -- our cat has it. This is a first for me. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

What is the best thing to do for my cat?

What is the best thing to do for my cat? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 24, 2011 - 24 answers

The rodent eats cat food in the nighttime

What shadowy creature did I see eating my cat's food last night? What do I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Katine on Aug 23, 2010 - 31 answers

Did my cat's tapeworm medicine fail?

Did my cat's tapeworm medicine fail? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Mar 22, 2010 - 19 answers

What cornless catfood should I buy?

So, apparently corn is bad for cats but it's in all the foods I see in the store. Even at Wholefoods, all the brands have corn in it except for one. I haven't tried Petsmart yet, but I would like some ideas on what you guys use that don't contain corn. I don't mind ordering off the internet either.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 3, 2010 - 50 answers

How can I help my cat with a UTI?

I think my cat has a UTI. Is there anything I can do until I can get her to the vet? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Sep 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Is there anything else I can do for what has turned out to be a very expensive cat?

Are we doing the right things for our cat? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Aug 15, 2009 - 21 answers

Kitty teeth

Cat filter: Do I really need to get her teeth cleaned? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 30, 2009 - 30 answers

Cat Scratch Filter

My wife and I have built a cat condo, and we'd like to wrap part of it in sisal rope to serve as a scratching post. All sisal rope found in stores (near as I can tell) has been treated with something that gives it a reek similar to vaseline, probably to keep it supple. We have found a couple of online sources of untreated sisal, but they are A) about 10x the price, and B) out of sisal right now anyhow. We are wondering if the regular stinky store-bought stuff would pose a health hazard to our cats. The cat condo stays on our screened-in porch, so the odor isn't a great concern. I haven't found any MSDSs for sisal rope so far.
posted by adamrice on Feb 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Old Cat Falls While Sleeping. What can I do?

My elderly cat is losing her balance - what can I do to make her life easier? [more inside]
posted by julen on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

CatFilter - is adult food OK for an older kitten?

Am I hurting my 7-month-old kitten by letting him eat adult cat food? [more inside]
posted by CrazyGabby on Oct 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Will this drug kill my cat?

Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Dogs and cats, snacking together...mass hysteria!

My dogs seem to like cat treats. Any harm in it? [more inside]
posted by foxydot on Jan 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Is my cat's weepy eye a cause for concern?

Is my cat's "weepy eye" a cause for concern (is a vet visit in order)? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Sep 2, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I save my cat?

I'm afraid of taking my cat to the vet because of possible accusations of animal abuse. How do I diffuse this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2007 - 30 answers

Broken-tooth cat - what to do?

Our feisty little cat has snapped a canine. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Aug 26, 2006 - 14 answers

How to get the cat to stop peeing everywhere

CatPeeFilter

We have 2 cats; one an ancient, sickly 17+ year-old male and the other one a 2 year-old male. The 2 year-old has started peeing in weird places around the house (on top the dryer!!) like he's marking territory, although he's always been dominant. They both share a large catbox that's kept fairly clean. Any thoughts?
posted by jpburns on Oct 3, 2004 - 11 answers

Territorial cat is getting injured

MoggieFilter: My cat keeps coming home injured. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Aug 22, 2004 - 11 answers

Cat Has Runny Nose, Cough, and is Listless/Bored -- Anything Fatal?

Cat flu: I'm looking after a cat for a friend, and she recently (yesterday) got a runny nose, and coughs some. She also appears listless and bored. I'm stuck at work and will get her to the vet ASAP, but for now I need some reassurance that this isn't fatal? Thanks!
posted by jon_kill on Jul 22, 2004 - 6 answers

Zyrtec from Canada?

It's all the cat's fault. I have cat allergies and the only thing that's worked so far is Zyrtec. Great, only the problem is that my insurance company thinks that a fair co-pay for this particular miracle drug is $35 for a month's supply. A quick Google search turned up a lot of (supposedly) Canadian companies willing to sell me branded and generic Zyrtec at much lower prices. My question: is it safe to order prescription drugs -- assuming you've actually been prescribed them by your doctor, which I was -- through online Canadian sources?
posted by baltimore on May 7, 2004 - 19 answers

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