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Any awkwardness or unawareness of movements or size in your dog or cat, is also known as clumsiness. This is a symptom that does not always have to be a cause of concern. However, when your cat or dog is showing consistent, and unusual clumsiness, it can be a sign that your pet suffers from blindness. It is therefore advised to consult a veterinarian in case of unusual clumsiness.

How to Recognize

Stumbling, falling down, and running into people or objects are signs of clumsiness.

Causes of Clumsiness

While a little clumsiness is not necessarily a cause for concern, it can be a sign of blindness. Trauma, degenerative diseases, infections, inflammation, anemia, and electrolyte imbalances can also cause clumsiness in pets.


Your veterinarian will examine your pet's eyes and may run blood and urine tests. Vets may also take an X-ray, MRI or CT scan.

Treatment for Clumsiness

Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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