Yikes.. Something wrong with my dads cat :(
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:22 AM
my dads cat Max has been attacking his rear and tail aggressively for a while now and my dad is pretty damn upset about it. From what I have been reading it sounds a lot like twitch skin syndrome?
He took the cat to one vet three times and the guy recommended some additives to his food thinking it was bad skin. So my dad did that for a while but its been still going on. Its getting to the point of Max digging his own claws into his rump.
I would appreciate any info you guys could give.. this cat is my dads world :/
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:36 AM
I am epileptic and can have a form of seizure in front of people (severe muscle contractions but I am fully awake) while my head is hooked up to several dozen wires taking an EEG trying to find the electrical disturbance in my brain and it just can't be found! While I'm seizing! Now I'm not saying your cat is epileptic, just suggesting that if a vet says they can't find a neurological problem in your cat doesn't mean one isn't there hiding well.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:20 PM
As soon as my dad is able he is going to take Max back to ask the vet about what they think. We've had two cats in our extended family that had seizing issues as well. I wonder if that would come into question or not.
Thx for your feedback, i'll let dad know
Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:35 PM
Also, how old is he, how long have you had him and whats his diet, aswell as(if possible)breed?
Edited by dimidiata, 12 February 2012 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:02 PM
Maxy gets the whole spooked and dash around thing, he hides a lot which is not normal. My dad was next to tears this morning about it.. :/
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:06 PM
I am kinda trying to find out how to keep these episodes from happening or making them better until we find a cause/solution. dad tries to play with max and keep him distracted when its happening, he works long hours so hes terrified to home home and find the poor cat covered in blood or something.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:33 PM
It seems to be very frequent, dad says he cant even pet Maxy right now without something happening. Dad explained something that happened this morning and it was when max came out to chat, like he usually does but an attack came along and the cat slunk away. Dad feels that he knows that he is close or is starting to go through an attack and finds a place to calm down.
I worry a lot about this because its one of the few anchoring things in my dads life. My dad is going through a lot of stresses.. its just hard to find his little baby in sucha difficult situation.
I am going to keep up with my dad, hopefully he finds more out soon.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:54 PM
Her "attacks" are about once a month to every other month or so. She bites her back legs and runs away from it. Once the episode is over with, she does seek me out for reassurance. I thought her condition had to do with her feline herpes. She was near death as a 4 week old kitten from a nasty URI when I adopted her. She can not see out of her right eye because the retina detached.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:33 PM
Hopefully it works. I found out my cousin put down her cat for a twitch skin problem the other day.. My dad wont be able to do that and I dont feel he should.
Hopefully in about two weeks we should see a difference. Fingers crossed for Maxy.
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