can my cat recover fully from a stroke

by Lorraine

My cat squirrell aged 20 suffered a stroke a few days ago. I didnt know anything until she fell. For the first day she was falling over a lot atfer seeing vet and having treatment the next day she was walking up and down stairs and even jumping onto my bed which is quite a high bed. She was not eating really until today when she has eaten bit more she is drinking . I am so pleased at her recovery especially given her age but is it usual for cats to have another stroke once they have had one. Before she had the stroke she had a grinding noise from one side of her mouth when she was eating - this stopped after a few weeks but since the stroke it has returned? any ideas what this is?

Answer by Kate
I am not a vet an so cannot give you an answer from a medical prospective.

However I would say that just like humans some cats may have another stroke some may not. Perhaps though that the chances of another one have increased as a weakness in the arteries may now be present.. Your vet should have explained all this to you. Some vets are very good at giving information some are not. So don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you like to them, thats part of their job too.

As for the grinding sound, well your cat is rather old so it is possible that her bones are becoming more fragile and or weakened and perhaps she has a weakness in her jaw. Again If i were you I would ask the vet about this too, even if it is to put your mind at rest.

I am very lucky I have a fantastic vet who takes the time to explain everything in detail and is always happy to answer follow up questions.

I hope Squirrel is on the mend and that this was just a temporary set back for her.

best wishes Kate

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