Ask Dr Claire

I’m worried our cat has a concussion, what are the signs to look for? 

Concussion is basically a traumatic brain injury. Signs differ per case and can include: 

  • Seizures
  • Altered mental status i.e. depressed
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Bleeding from ear, nose or inside eye
  • Heavy or fast breathing

Brain injury should always be considered an emergency and your are best to take your cat to your local vet for a hands on assessment as soon as possible so that treatment can be started immediately.

Handle your cat carefully and quietly to minimise stress with transport etc. 

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Chat soon,
Dr Claire

 

 

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