Question by  blessy (13)

What information an you provide me on feline seizure disorders?

I would like to know the different feline seizure disorders.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

Seizure disorders (epilepsy) have two main causes. The first is epilepsy caused by a brain disorder, much as epilepsy in humans. Brain activity tests such as an MRI will appear normal. The second type of seizure is associated with an underlying cause, such as and infectious disease, traumatic injury, cancer, and even stroke. Your vet can diagnose the cause.


Answer by  Antony (169)

Seizures should not go untreated. There are risks of choking during a seizure, and more importantly, the seizures may be symptomatic of an underlying disease that can and should be treated. Anti-convulsant drugs may be effective in controlling the seizures, depending on the exact diagnosis.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

There are two kinds: Primary seizure disorder and secondary seizure disorder. They are both extremely rare. Primary seizure disorder basically means the cat has epilepsy. It's almost impossible to diagnose, because there aren't reliable tests, and the cat appears normal. Secondary seizure disorder is caused by some other problem like an infection or trauma.


Answer by  Clement (1453)

Feline seizure disorders are quite uncommon. Typical causes for seizures are primary or secondary epilepsy. Phenobarbital introduced circa 1900 for humans, remains the main anticonvulsant in cats. Diazepam (Valium) may be an alternative, specifically for cats that do not tolerate phenobarbital well. Finally, bromides, the earliest anticonvulsant for humans, are steadily gaining popularity for treating feline seizures as well.

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