Idiopathic Vestibular Disease

Idiopathic vestibular disease is an acute disorder occurring in both dogs and cats. This disease usually effects middle age to older pets, both male and female.
Clinical signs include loss of balance, nystagmus (shifting eyes), inability to walk due to ataxia, and vomiting.
Idiopathic vestibular disease is diagnosed after first ruling out other diseases as well as inner ear issues. ​
Treatment includes supportive care for the symptoms, with most symptoms resolving with time.