Many of us look at our animals as part of our family. For many, our felines are our only children. When you have one or many cats, it is very important that you take good care of them just as if they are your very own flesh and blood. There are several disorders that cats sometimes get so you must be aware of what to look for. Cat seizures can signal a very big problem.
Since they cannot use words like humans can, you may have a difficult time trying to figure out the signals that your cat may be giving you. Seizures in felines and humans are different so you cannot treat seizures that your cat may have.
There are some symptoms of these convulsions that you should know to look for. If your cat suddenly begins behaving erratically, make sure you do not let him or her go off on their own. Make sure that you keep a watchful eye on your feline. If your cat begins jerking or falls down quickly and appears to be having uncontrolled motions, there is need for concern.
Your cat may have seizures without thrashing movements or foaming at the mouth, two things that people typically think of when they think of seizures. Your cat may begin having mood swings or acting in an aggressive manner when it has otherwise been docile and friendly. If you witness your cat running in circles in a non-playful manner or pacing when that is not a typical part of their behavior, you may want to take your animal to the veterinarian.
This could be a sign that he or she is having cat seizures. There are other symptoms that may include drooling, eyes rolling into the back of the head, howling and losing control of bodily functions such as urination.
Because seizures are typically the sign of a much larger issue, it is imperative that you have your cat checked out. Some of the common causes for cat seizures are infection, tumor and inflammatory disease. These medical issues, when untreated can cause serious problems for your family pet.
Neurological disorders can be treated and controlled if they are diagnosed. There are anti-convulsant medications that your veterinarian can give your cat that will control the seizures if not eliminate them all together. It is important for you to write down everything you can about your cat’s seizure. Make sure that you speak to the doctor about what you witnessed while your cat was convulsing. The doctor will order blood tests and will examine the animal to determine the reason for the seizures. He or she may also order urinalysis and CT scans to find the source of the problem.
Make sure that you get care for your animal if they are suffering from cat seizures. In order to preserve the health and longevity of your favorite feline, it is important to pay attention to the behavior of your animal and address any concerns immediately with your pet’s physician. With the proper care, your cat can live a long and happy life, regardless of the convulsions.
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