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Hi, we rescued a mama cat that was ready to pop. She had 6 kitties with the runt dying.she has been an amazing mom to the remaining 5 for over 4 weeks now. I noticed she was walking funny about a week and a half after she gave birth, but figured her teet's hurt from milk/nursing.  She eats great, drinks, purs, loves belly rubs. However, her wobbling has gotten worse. She now stumbles when she walks and her vision doesn't seem to track like it should. No fever or any other symptoms. Still eats, drinks, etc. Thoughts?


I'd like to start by saying that I am not a veterinarian and this does sound like a medical issue to me... If I had to guess I'd say that your queen may have eclampsia - it's a magnesium deficiency brought on by the stress of pregnancy, birth and nursing and it must be treated by a vet, however there could be any number of medical issues causing your cat to be wobbly. I would suggest having your vet assess your queen as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. When you do bring your queen to the vet to be assessed please be sure to bring her babies along as she may end up needing hospitalization and you don't want to unnecessarily separate nursing babies from their mom.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me again at any time - I'm more than happy to help in any way that I can.

Kind regards,



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