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My 16 year old cat is holding his head to one side and losing his balance.  His one ear had some dark matter in it.  I cleaned out his ear with alcohol and the vet gave him ten days of antibiotics.  It has been at least a week and he is still acting funny.  What do you think?

well you did the right thing taking him to the vets as they will definitely be the only ones able to help your cat.

If the antibiotics are finished, i would make another appointment with the vet, as some improvement should have been made once the antibiotics have finished. he may need some further examination to find out if there is a foreign body in his ear etc.

i hope the problem is sorted out soon for you both,

P.s I do have a web page about ear problems in cats which you may find of further interest here


best wishes Kate  


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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