39480Re: [FH] Fwd: Brandy - for feline heart group
- Jun 1, 2010It is not a fact Michelle. It might have been what was wrong with your cat,
but it is not necessarily true for every older cat.
While seizures may be the most reported indicator of a brain tumor. BUT that
is not the same thing as saying seizures in older cats usually are caused by
tumors. There are lots of other more common causes. And, you don't know what
the cause was until you do testing--MRI, spinal tap, blood work, to rule out
things like tumors, metabolic disorders, toxicity, etc.
Also there are different types of seizures, focal seizures, petit mal, grand
mal. Some cats cluster seize, some do not. All of that can make a difference
There is more information on feline seizures here:
Finally, even if it is a brain tumor, brain tumors in cats can and have been
Bottom line: if your cat is having seizures, go to a vet. Get tests done.
Consult with a professional. Don't rely on stories of what happened to
someone else because one person cat's story is not a prognosis for any other
Sue & Boo
On 6/1/10 7:44 PM, "Westgold" <westgold@...> wrote:
> he never had another big seizure. He did have a few little episodes where he
> would freeze and his eyes would look all funny -- but he would snap out of it
> the minute I called his name or touched him. I also didn't get an MRI or CT
> scan or anything, the vets knew it was a brain tumor from the seizures. In a
> young cats, seizures are usually epilepsy -- but in an older cat it is usually
> a tumor. I really didn't want to scare anybody when I said that the other
> day, but it is a fact.
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