10 signs your cat has had a stroke

BJ Bangs

BJ Bangs is an award-winning journalist, photographer, and communication profession who is an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including visiting cool cat events and writing about them.

5 Responses

  1. I’ve heard from vets that cats’ circulatory systems are such that strokes and heart issues are uncommon. There was one morning though where Kitty kept veering into the left wall. Because of what the vet told me, I rationalized it away. A few hours later, she was much better so I let it go. I’ve always wondered if that was the beginning of the end for her. As time went on, other symptoms cropped up – while the veering all but went away. I’m glad you wrote this because I think you are absolutely right … cats CAN have strokes and they DEFINITELY can have clots elsewhere in their bodies that will slowly kill them. I wish I’d gone with my instinct that day instead of listening to what a vet told me. She was almost 16 … so maybe it wouldn’t have made a difference … but the question will plague me for the rest of my life.

    • BJ says:

      At 16, your cat very well could have had a stroke. From what you are saying, she was veering into the left wall, that sounds like one of the signs. While they react differently than humans to a stroke, they sure do have them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ellen Pilch says:

    Excellent post! I hope to never need this information, but it is good to know. We sent you an email about winning our giveaway, I hope you got it.

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