I think my cat might have CH, but…

Other neurological conditions can have similar symptoms as the ataxia and tremors found in CH cats. Conditions or illnesses that sometimes look like CH include (but are not limited to):

  • Exposure to toxins
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Physical trauma
  • Inner ear infection
  • Ear polyps
  • Feline Vestibular Disease
  • Infectious diseases (such as Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Toxoplasmosis)
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Brain lesions

Click here for more information on other causes of CH-like symptoms or view some videos at Cornell University’s Video Resources for Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology site.

For more information on how to ensure your cat’s neurological symptoms are not caused by the above disease/conditions, see the next question.