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Think Your CH Cat Had A Seizure? Here’s How To Respond

January 17, 2013

There are so many things that we, as CH cat parents, worry about with our special needs buddies that sometimes it can feel overwhelming when other issues come into play too.

Photo courtesy vincent.chen

One issue that comes up now and again with CH cats is seizures. While cerebellar hypoplasia will not cause seizures in cats, sometimes our cats may have additional existing issues that will lead to seizures. (At this point it’s also important to recognize that there is a difference between head tremors and seizures.)

So what should you do if you think your cat has had seizures in the past or if he just had one recently? Two things: First, take your cat to the vet and then get informed/plugged in.

If your cat just had a seizure, call your vet immediately and try to take him in as soon as possible. Hopefully they will accommodate you for this emergency. They will likely start your cat on medication, as future untreated seizures can be dangerous.

Then when you have a moment to breathe, take a moment to learn more about seizures and get plugged in.

Tanja Vranic posted some great resources on the Facebook Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats & Kittens page for seizures, and I wanted to list some of them here.

One group that folks rave about is the Epi-Felines group on Yahoo. Several people have credited the group to saving their CH cat and helping them through difficult times. Tanja says this group is great as it can advise and support those who cats suffer from seizures of any kind.

More information:

To find more resources, visit the Facebook page’s info sheet.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Filomena permalink
    February 25, 2017 10:46 pm

    I have a ch kitten when I brought her home she had difficulty walking and because of her head tremors I had to use a syringe to give her water she would immerse her nose into the bowl . After a few weeks she drank on her own
    She is so adorable and affectionate I can’t imagine my life without her. It takes alot of work but the rewards are endless

    • Alex D permalink
      November 8, 2022 11:57 pm

      Godbless you. We had the same issue with our little Kona. She went to heaven at 7 months, a week ago. I am still in shock. She was having 10 seizures lasting a minute or less within one day. We had minutes to make decisions that shouldnt even take months to make. I am so broken

  2. Emily permalink
    November 17, 2017 9:57 pm

    My cat has a very bad cold I do not have money to take her to a vet , I try my best to make her comfortable , I put the humidifier she sleeps with me I massage her one thing that really concerns me is her twiching it’s one after another it’s hard for me to see it as having a Peaceful sleep and dreaming what can I do

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