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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
Sorry to hear this. Could you tell me if he has any abnormal eye movement that you can see (such as side to side flickering)? Also has he had any vomiting?
OK. One possibility is that he is experiencing an attack of 'vestibular syndrome' although he does not exhibit the characteristic eye movement. Arthritic pain or spinal disease would be other possibilities. Can he stand at the moment at all?
OK. A stroke like episode or TIA is a distinct possibility here, this is similar to vestibular disease but affecting the forebrain.
If he is settled and not distressed then keeping him quite, calm and somewhere he cannot hurt himself would be ideal until you can get him checked over by your vet to hopefully exclude other potential causes for his behaviour such as a spinal lesion.
If her seems to deteriorate further or becomes unable to stand at all then a visit to the vets this evening would be advisible.
I hope that answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help or advice.
You're welcome. Please feel free to keep me updated.