I just picked up my new odd eyed white Devon Rex kitten Saturday, he is about 4 months old. The breeder told me there was one that had started tilting his head within the last week or so. She brought him to the vet and they couldn't find anything wrong with his ears. Of course this is the one I fell for and took home. He almost always has his head tilted to his right side. I brought him to my vet today and she too found nothing wrong with his ears, she even looked down the ear canal with a scope. She did some other tests and found him to be a little weeker on his left side. The situation looks complex after ruling ear problems out. Brain tumor, neurological problems, maybe fluid behind the ear drum, the list goes on. I am upset by the whole thing. We are at a loss at this point and will have to wait it out to see if his condition worsens or gets better. The breeder is very well respected and reputable, she is willing to due whatever she can to accommodate me. The only other thing I have noticed with him is a slight eyelid flutter (in both eyes), and it is very slight. Sometimes he shakes his head or scratches at his right side. My vet is going to contact some neurologists and see if we can rule anything out. Have any of you heard or seen of anything like this with a young kitten? Any help or insite appreciated.
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5/2/05 at 1:51pm