posted on May, 14 2008 @ 11:18 AM
Wow, thanks for all the cool replies.
Well, he was doing it last night. Was outside and when he came in was circling, acting like he was looking for something, and walking along the edge
of the wall.
We picked him up and he seemed fine being held, purring and everything.
It sure seems like some kind of brain glitch; like he's hallucinating.
Now ear mites can probably cause an inner ear infection which could affect balance, but I would not expect it to happen so infrequently, and to
completely resolve the next day.
This morning he was completely normal, able to jump up on the sink from the floor, purring and fine.
Guess I'm resisting taking him to the vet. One reason is the problem only occurs at night, so you think vet, but then he's fine in the morning and
it's a month or two until it happens again. He's only been a little sick one time, I think from fighting with one or two of the cats in the
neighborhood, but they must be minor scuffles. He's neutered, and never shows any sign of fighting, no scratches or bites.
Truth is, I'm not so much worried about him, due to the mild and temporary nature of it. I'd just like to know what the cause is out of curiosity.
Surprised that web searches turned up only major problems. You'd think someone else experienced this with their cat, but can't find it.
Thanks for all the replies. I'll let you nice folks know if it happens again.
[edit on 14-5-2008 by Badge01]