Cat seizure and peeing

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Cat seizures can be a symptom of many different diseases, but are one of the more unusual cat illness symptoms as they are not very common. It can be alarming the first time your cat has a seizure, but by following the advice in this article you can have the confidence to remain calm and seek veterinary advice when necessary. Cat seizures are a sign of abnormal brain functioning, and not actually a disease diagnosis in itself. During a seizure, there is sudden, abnormal electrical impulses that disrupt the normal processes within the brain.

Seizures in Cats

Seizures in Cats

When thinking of health problems that a cat might have to endure through its lifetime suffering from a seizure may not rank very highly in the list that you populate. Nevertheless, when seizures do occur, they can be very upsetting for an owner to watch; especially if the cat in question is suffering from a severe seizure. A seizure occurs when neurons in the brain misfire causing them to become over-enlivened and transmit haphazard uncoordinated signals. Neurons usually function in a much more organised way, transmitting impulses in an orderly and synchronised manner. This unusual functioning of neurons is what causes a cat to have a seizure. There are a various amount of signs that come with a cat having a seizure. These can be; collapsing, foaming at the mouth, twitching of the legs, severe muscle spasms of the whole body, loss of consciousness and involuntary urinating or defecating.

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Seizures in cats are caused when an area of the brain, specifically the cerebral cortex, functions abnormally. The body's response to this abnormal brain function is to lose voluntary function and is most often recognized when a cat's body shakes violently. Seizures in cats are typically classified as either generalized or focal.
An epileptic seizure is not a disease in itself but the sign of an abnormal functioning of the brain. Most eplileptic seizures will occur while a cat is relaxed and resting quietly. Many types of epileptic seizure are described in humans, dogs or cats, although they usually come down to two major categories: partial and generalised. These signs last about one to three minutes. Some cats may have one seizure following another one with short recovery in between cluster seizure or no recovery at all status epilepticus.