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She has zigner, She had 2 fits now, No she don't go out no

Customer Question

She has zigner
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the cat's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: She had 2 fits now
JA: Does the cat ever go outside? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: No she don't go out no medication
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Sky she 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Sky?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear Sky has had 2 fits and understand how worrying this must be.

When was her first one? How long did each last/

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
It was last year and one yesday they last 3 mins
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Ok, thank you.

How is she doing now?

Does she have any other signs such as weight loss, lethargy, vomiting or stunted growth?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
She ok she had a fit yesday
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
She eat food than run around than sick.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

To confirm, she vomited once today?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No yesday
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Ok, sure.

After her first seizure, did her vet run any tests such as a blood test?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
blood test come back normal
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

That's reassuring.

Did the vet suspect epilepsy?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No nothing
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by this? The vet did not suggest the cause for the seizure and did not discuss epilepsy?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No not very good vets we moved vets now
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Sorry lost contact
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Am back
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

No problem at all.

Is there any chance Sky has had access to something toxic such as a houseplant, cleaning product, cigarette butt or human medicine?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No non of them
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Ok, good.

I am just typing my full reply now which will take a few minutes.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I know where I get her from they was nasty to her kick her or hit her on head plus kids used to hit her and his her with hard toys
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Short seizures that occur in young, otherwise healthy cats are typically due to idiopathic epilepsy. This can be genetic. For many, we don't know why they are affected. There is a small chance it could be due to trauma she received when younger (I'm so sorry to hear this happened to her).

Here is some more information: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/seizures-and-epilepsy-in-cats

It is reassuring Sky has had a normal blood test and it would be sensible to have another check and to repeat some basic tests (including a blood and urine test) to ensure all is still well.

We may also consider checking for something called 'Toxoplasmosis', which can cause fits in young cats.

The most likely cause of her fits though, is epilepsy.

We only tend to provide daily anti seizure medicine if seizures are occurring monthly or more often, or if they are lasting a long time. This medicine can cause significant side effects, is costly and requires routine monitoring. So we only start it if we feel it is absolutely necessary.

It is, however, important to have access to rectal Diazepam in case she has another fit. This can be given at home right away, to ensure the seizure stops shortly. Her vet can prescribe this for her.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
take her back for more test blood test wee test.
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Can they help her to stop this happening to het
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

It is important we get a diagnosis and ensure there is not more going on here, yes.

It is also sensible to have some rectal Diazepam prescribed to you, to ensure you are prepared if she has any more seizures in the future.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Would I keep eye on her so take her to vets
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Are you asking if you should take her to the vets? Yes, you should, for the reasnos listed above.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok I take her to vets
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Ok, great.

This window will remain open and you can check back in at any time.

Wishing Sky all the very best.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Take care!