Lack of Coordination

Loss of the ability of a dog or cat to coordinate muscular movement. Lack of coordination is often a sign of brain or nerve damage in your cat or dog. This can be caused by for example traumas, infections, or toxics. When you notice a sudden lack of coordination in your pet, it is advised to visit a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Lack of Coordination

How to Recognize

Stumbling, falling down, and swaying are signs that your dog is experiencing a lack of coordination. Other signs include head tilting, weakness, and confusion.


Lack of coordination is often a sign of brain or nerve damage and can be caused by trauma, infections, and ingestion of toxins. Other possible causes include cancer, cysts, degenerative diseases, inflammation, anemia, and electrolyte imbalances.


Your veterinarian may run blood, urine, and possibly cerebrospinal fluid test. Vets may also take an X-ray, MRI or CT scan.


Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition.

Lack of Coordination Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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