No, they aren’t drunk

Here’s a mouthful of a name: feline idiopathic vestibular syndrome. It is a balance disturbance that, for some unknown reason, occurs mostly in summer. A cat that is mildly affected may walk with a slight tilt of the head.

In more severe cases the cat’s balance may be so off that she will lie down and roll around. The syndrome resembles tipsiness—or drunkenness way beyond the tipsy stage. Not only is the cause unknown, but there is no known treatment. Most cats seem to spontaneously recover after a short time.
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