The left side of my cats face tilts to the left.

The left side of my cats face tilts to the left. She has become clumsy and has fallen in down the steps and even in her litter box. Her eyes move left and right. She did not eat for a couple of days. The doctor did test but do not have a clue. Do you have any idea what is wrong

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    By: Erin Broersma El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    There are two things that come to mind, the easiest option; a middle ear infection.  This nasty infection is not noticed by looking into the ear and is often diagnosed by the head tilt, nystagmis (darting eyes), balance problems, and a fever.  The other less desirable option would be a brain tumor.  This is not easily diagnosed without extensive testing that most pet owners opt to avoid (an MRI).  Treatment for an inner ear infection would be oral antibiotics and a topical medication that goes into the ear, Synotic is usually what is dispensed.  Follow up with your veterinarian or get a second opinion, your cat does need treatment for these symptoms and this should be taken seriously.

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