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HelicopterOff Topics › My cat is having seizures RIP "Wendy"
01-25-2007 04:23 AM  10 years agoPost 1
HugeOne

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Happened twice today, about 7 hours interval. The cat just went in convultions for about a minute and came back. Anybody had the same problem? It's my wife's baby and she's very worried... It's a rather young (5 years) cat, so I wonder what's wrong with it, I fear it may be some brain dammages or tumor.

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01-25-2007 04:33 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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01-25-2007 05:03 AM  10 years agoPost 3
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My Mother's cat did this. She took it to the vet and found out that it was diabetic and its glucose levels had dropped drastically causing the seizures. It would start with its eyes going nuts and then it would go into full blown seizures. In severe cases you actually have to give the cat insulin, she didn't have to do it. This was about 6 years ago. I went to my mom's house a few weeks ago and the diabetic cat is still going strong. Definitely take it to the vet and find out whats going on.

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01-25-2007 10:52 AM  10 years agoPost 4
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yes, get it to the vet asap. Diabetic or kidney problems. And if the vet insists on you coming in for treatments to his facility only and doesnt allow you to treat at home, find another vet. Its cheaper to do it at home, then a vet visit every day! We did all we could for ours for 6mos, giving her fluids for failed kidneys every morning. Made us feal at peace knowing we did all we could til the end.

Good luck with your situation....I completely understand

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01-25-2007 10:58 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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I agree with diabetic or kidneys, our poor little bugger had problems with both, a few £k later and hes good as gold

Get to the vet ASAP

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01-25-2007 11:01 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) is another possible cause of such symptoms. The vet ASAP is the thing to do.

Good Luck

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01-25-2007 05:56 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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I went through this

I went through this with my pet of 16 years. She originally became ill at the age of 12 with kidney failure. We actually did fluids for about 3.5 years at home and she did real well for a long time. The seizures started about 6 months before her death. We were able to manage that for about 5 months and then things started to get out of control. She died on Christmas day 2004. I had to spend the entire day with her trying to get her out of a seizure. The emergency vet finally got the seizure to end but at that point it was time to say goodbye.

I know that is a terrible story so please do not jump to conclusions with your animal. It could be kidney faiure, diabetes or a tumor. It could also be epilepsy which is easily treatable. There are some other treatable conditions as well that may not be a major concern. Other than the seizure does the animal show any other signs of illness. If the seizure is the only symptom then you may have little to worry about. If however the cat is urinating a lot and drinking a lot that would indicate diabetes. If the cat is lethargic with a lack of appetite then that could indicate kidney failure. No matter what get the cat to the vet as soon as possible.

Let us know what the vet says.

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01-25-2007 08:05 PM  10 years agoPost 8
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Thanks everybody!,

The cat is now back from vet, blood testing show nothing anormal. Only two possibility left: tumor or epilepsia. She now have to take valium for two weeks and phenobarbitol for probably the rest of her life. This was a rather expensive visit, but still less than what it take to fly helis.

I'll keep you updated!

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01-25-2007 08:18 PM  10 years agoPost 9
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Cats have lead deficiency.

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01-25-2007 08:34 PM  10 years agoPost 10
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My heart goes out to you, as well as my best wishes!

I have a cat that is 18yrs old. She was born on the day of Loma prietta earth quake. She belonged to a neighbor whom got two kittens and the cat ran away and lived in their yard until winter came. She then followed me home (I lived a cross the street, from the owner) Iwasn't looking for a pet at the time, but I have become very attached to this cat, cats in general. I would do almost anything for this little animal.

My heart and best wishes go to you and your loved ones.

Good luck,
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01-25-2007 08:37 PM  10 years agoPost 11
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Cats have lead deficiency.
So do many humans.

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01-25-2007 08:45 PM  10 years agoPost 12
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A few of you guys apparently don't understand how Diabetes works. When your pancreas stops producing insulin or your body has reduced ability to process the insulin your blood sugars go up, not down. When you have elevated blood sugar you will start to become lethargic, thirsty, urinate more, have potential vision problems, etc. If your BS goes too high then you could collapse and require immediatemedical attention.

Low blood sugar levels can result in sweating, confusion,
hunger and in very severe cases seizures. This can be caused by too much insulin, too much oral meds, too much exercise, too little food or a combination of all these things.

I speak from personal experience being a very long term type #1 insulin dependent diabetic.

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01-26-2007 05:39 AM  10 years agoPost 13
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If your BS goes too high then you could collapse and require immediatemedical attention.
careful guys, watch what you say on this forum... your BS might catch up to you! just kidding.. my mom's a type 2 diabetic, nothing like a type 1, but a headache nevertheless... mood swings, confusion, cold sweats, the whole 9... she's just not dependent on insulin.

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12-20-2007 01:51 AM  9 years agoPost 14
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Well, seizures stopped and we decided to stop medication about a month after the first event. The cat went fine until yesterday(9 months later), when a big one hit. I calmed the cat and put her in a quiet room with all her thing and a piece of cloth belonging to my wife to comfort the cat. I gave her valium to restart the treatment. This morning as soon as my son started to make noise, another big seizure, but the cat never actualy got out of it. Her rear legs was paralysed and she was breathing heavily. Then a moment later front legs are paralysed, the cat died into my powerless arms in about an hour. It was too early in the morning to call the vet. I could't do much... RIP Wendy.

My wife is on a trip in Mexico, she don't know what happened here. We communicate trough MSN everynight, but I don't want to tell her until her return because It'll mess her vacation. I really don't know how to tell her, her beloved cat is dead. She told me a 1000 times to take good care of the cat, damn one week alone with the cat and she's dead. Any idea how should I handle this? Wife come back morning of the 24th, that's not going to be a merry Christmas

-Hugo

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12-20-2007 01:58 AM  9 years agoPost 15
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Personally, I would tell her soone, because she would probably want to know
And I wouldn't tell her by email. Tell her the cats had some very severe seizures and that she needs to call you ASAP
I think your in a bad boat bud, because no matter what you do, she aint going to be happy.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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12-20-2007 02:00 AM  9 years agoPost 16
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Your only option...

Just kidding, we had a similar thing happen to our furry pet. We finally lost her to renal failure. We gave her the fluid treatments many times, and spent a fortune keeping her going. We finally decided she had no quality of life, and made the important decision. I insisted on holding her in my arms in her favorite position as she passed. It still bothers me to this day. It's hard, but your wife should understand, especially if she was as close to her as you say. I didn't want our Sweet Pea to suffer anymore.

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12-20-2007 02:01 AM  9 years agoPost 17
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Condolences for the passing of your friend.

The passing of some of my animals over the years has at times been heavier with grief than the passing of some of the people I've known. I feel your pain.

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12-21-2007 05:12 AM  9 years agoPost 18
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Thanks guys it's appreciated.

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12-21-2007 06:00 AM  9 years agoPost 19
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get her a new kitty for xmas, how could anyone refuse a cute fluffy kitten?

sorry for the loss.

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12-21-2007 03:45 PM  9 years agoPost 20
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That plain out sucks man.

I don't even know what I would do. My wife has a Maine coon, big white fluffy beast that goes almost 20 pounds. It is the sweetest lap cat I have ever known. Follows us around like a dog, is on top of you any time you hit the bed or couch or computer and just loves her people. It is very vocal and makes sure you don't forget she is down there.

I don't know what I would tell her if this happened to me, I probably couldn't help myself but break down because truthfully, though I have never been a cat person before, I love that cat as if it was a person.

Good luck with it and my condolences on your loss, a new kitty may help fill the void but there is probably no replacing the lost one.

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