- Jan 8, 2022
We have two Abys, 9 years old, brother and sister. Koko the male has recently started experiencing seizures. Not epileptic but where his back legs lose coordination and he moves around trying to walk. They only last about 40 sec and he recovers in about the same amount of time. We, needless to say, find these really upsetting. Both cats are indoor, eat vet recommended food (gastro high fibre) and have been looked after by a vet all their lives. Other than gum problems, again managed by vet, they have been fine. The vet has done a full blood work on him and now it would be MRI or CT scan. Neither available anywhere near us, especially for animals. He is on amitriptyline for a slight aggression problem towards his sister (which has worked well). And now for the seizures he is on phenobarbital. The vet is watching the combination as amitriptyline lowers the barrier to seizures. After all this background info, my question is has anybody had a cat that developed seizures later in life? Do you know the cause? How controlled? Thank you.