Sign Up for Cat Talk
Get the latest health and behavior news and
advice from the veterinarians at Tufts University.

Feature June 2015 Issue

New research can help cats who suffer from seizures

New research has found that the crinkling of tin foil can spark a seizure in some predisposed cats.

New research can help cats who suffer from seizures

The link between high-pitched sounds and seizures in cats

Anew study has found that certain high-pitched sounds such as the crinkling of tin foil or a spoon clinking the side of a pet food can can cause some elderly cats to suffer seizures. Published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, the research confirms what many cat owners have believed anecdotally for years. And some people can suffer from noise-triggered seizures, as well.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Tufts Catnip Magazine

Get the next 10 issues of TUFTS CATNIP for just $20 And access all of our online content - Solve your pet's health and behavior problems with help from Tufts!

Get Tufts Catnip Digital

Get 10 months of TUFTS CATNIP DIGITAL for just $20. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.