There is a long list of reasons why your cat may look different than other cats or exhibit unusual movements. Cats that may seem extra clumsy may have a neurological disorder, and kittens born with feline distemper virus exhibit a lack of coordination. Inner and outer-ear infections can infect the feline brain without treatment, and symptoms of these infections include difficulty walking, along with head shaking. Cats may also develop a head tilt or swing their head from side to side and have difficulty standing. Anemia, malnutrition, and parasitic infections may lead to mental or physical abnormalities as well.
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