Question by inspiredbyme: Cat seizure?
My cat has had liver damage due to poisoning and is recovering from that event. Just yesterday, he had a five minute seizure. He seemed asleep, but moving in his sleep, so I went to wake him to no avail. When I realized what it was (I had an epileptic dog), I stayed with him, stroking him until he came back. Here’s my question — my online research has said cats with liver damage and toxic poisoning will suffer seizures. And we already know about the toxic issue and the liver damage (we are waiting for the liver to heal — it takes a while to regenerate). Is it anything to worry about (i.e., go to the vet)? As you can imagine, my vet bills are presently outrageous and I was thinking of waiting until a 2nd seizure to worry. Any thoughts?
Answer by caninepawprints
One seizure is almost always a sign that others will follow. Even though your veterinary bills are already high, you really need to get your cat treated for these seizures. If you leave it be, your cat’s condition may get worse.
Also, even though you had an epileptic dog, that’s no guarantee it really was a seizure. The cat may have been moving in its sleep. My dogs do this regularly. It’s not uncommon for a cat to stay asleep when it’s being stroked by a person.
I would definitely have your cat checked out by a veterinarian just to make sure they’re seizures in the first place, and if so, to have them treated.
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