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  1. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone out there have a cat who has focal facial seizures
     
  2. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I just Googled it and probably got the same generalizations you did as well as a lot of YouTube nonsense. What else is going on? From what I read it can be anything from a facial tick and worse. I got lost in neurology world so I have a real interest in this but I can tell you for certain a lot of diagnoses are based on guesswork and observation. In spite of how that might sound I'm not being negative and my own story is way too long and not relevant right now. Best of luck.
     
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    He is also a diabetic and it gets worse if his sugar gets to low, his eyes flutter and head shakes a bit but if his sugar is to low then it’s more often, I check his sugar when he does it just in case it’s low, does your cat do the same thing
     
  4. Noah & me (GA)

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    I'm going to reply on the other thread.
     
  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you tell us more about your kitty and his diabetes journey. Those facial seizures could be a number of things from a symptom of hypoglycemia caused by too high an insulin dose to feline hyperesthesia. Here's some diabetes related information we like to have before giving input:
    • your kitty's age and date of diagnosis
    • what insulin you use and what dose
    • whether you test his blood glucose at home and, if so, what meter you use
    • what you feed him
    • any other health issues/meds he has.
     
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  6. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to add to that list:
    • Anything else he could be ingesting, plants, human food, remnants of human medication. I have some harmless blood pressure pills that have to be snapped in half and when I do that a microgram of medication dust flys on to the coffee table. Inevitably a cat will walk across the table, lick his paws etc.
    • Anyone can have a minor stroke and not even know it. It doesn't have to be dramatic.
    • I've had cats and dogs with OCD issues that did bizarre things. A facial tick is just a harmless side effect of that.
    • Things that could be stressing him that you're not even aware of. Everything from loud music and slamming doors to certain ringtones can set things in motion.
    • The 2:00AM board meeting, I've seen this happen!!! One cat decides he's going to be the alpha male and they will intentionally do things when they know you're sleeping and cannot control.
    • How long has this been happening? After I had a series of minor strokes I caught myself drooling one day, very embarrassing. Then it just stopped. Stranger yet is that I'm nowhere near the OCD kook I was pre-stroke.
     
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