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:
- 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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