There’s little to be done other than keeping the cat in a safe place so that it can’t fall. An antibiotic can help rule out a standard ear infection, and an anti-nauseant will make it easier for the cat to eat – the sensation must be like living with sea-sickness. In most of our big cages the mid-level shelf is taken out so that the cat doesn’t attempt to jump and then fall, and the floor is well covered with bedding. The latter may have to be changed frequently, because an uncoordinated cat sometimes finds it hard to use the litter box.
|Yoda - ML|
|Kenya - MW|
|Tibet - DW|
Rarely in the Tea-Room, but often in the courtyard just outside is Tibet, with his beautiful brown-black markings. Tibet was very wary of humans before his encounter with vestibular disease, choosing to approach only a few; weeks of cage-time and human attention have turned him into a boy who loves to be petted, frequently jumping up on the table to get really close.
|Babylon - MW|
|Paulo - MW|
Blog by Brigid Coult
Photos by Moira Langley, Debbie Wolanski & Michele Wright