How to identify and treat epilepsy in cats?


Epilepsy in cats is expressed as a functional disorder of the brain. Chronic pathology is accompanied by convulsions and short-term convulsions.

Epileptic seizures in an animal can occur in two varieties:

  • As a primary epilepsy, caused by genetic changes;
  • A secondary form caused by trauma and other brain damage.

Symptoms of epilepsy in cats

Symptoms are manifested by strange behavior, immobility of gaze, loss of orientation. If the cat stays in this state for about 10 minutes, it indicates the presence of epilepsy. During the seizure, the animal faints and extends its paws. He is observed to stop breathing and stiffen his body. After half a minute the immobility may disappear, but there will be convulsive paw movements when walking and continuous jaw movement.

During an epileptic seizure, the cat may experience uncontrollable excretion of urine and feces. Once the seizure is over, the cat immediately regains consciousness or remains in a stupor for several minutes or even hours.

Treatment of epilepsy in cats

If seizures occur 2 times a month or more often, the pet needs therapeutic treatment. He is prescribed anti-convulsion medications and remedies for a related condition.

The effectiveness of the cat’s treatment will depend on following the rules of cat care and creating a calm atmosphere. In a supportive environment, the animal’s seizures are reduced and their course is facilitated.