Recently, my cat was dianosed with upper-respiratory infection and week later inner ear infection. Other test were run and results were that he was anemic. He was treated with amoxicillan with steroids. Feline lukemia was negative. Problem now is that my cat can not climb, walks like he is drunk, falls off the bed and hiss's and bites and rarely leaves the house. He has always been loving and playful. Spiderman was just like his name. He use to climb trees, run like a race horse and very active. He is only 2 years old and I hate seeing his like this. My morning walks are not the same without him. Is it possible he could have been left with vertigo? He has gained back his weight and eats well other than some vomiting he looks healthy.
I had the same thing happen to me with a cat of mine that I adopted from the shelter. He is acting agressive because he is scared, and hurting. A inner ear infection is when fluid builds in the chambers of the Labyrinth of the inner ear, and becomes infected and inflamed, and it's function is totally disrupted, resulting in severe dizziness or vertigo. It will go away in time with antibiotics within 1-3 weeks, and he will be back to his old Spiderman self in no time.
***Edited By: riley1 on 6/18/2009 11:14:32 PM*** Reason: *