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Feature June 2014 Issue

All About Feline Seizures

Swaddling your cat in a towel while she is having a seizure can be soothing. However, keep your fingers away from her mouth to avoid being bitten.

All About Feline Seizures

Some are caused by an underlying disorder, while others are unexplainable. Here are the signs you should look for and what you should do.

In a normal cat, the transmission of these signals is governed by the central nervous system, which determines whether the neurons fire or are inhibited from doing so according to her various needs and desires. Unfortunately, this complex process goes awry in an estimated one percent or so of the general feline population. And when this occurs, a cat may experience a disturbing phenomenon broadly referred to as a seizure.

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