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Unread 05-21-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Default My cat is having constant spasms and no one knows why!!!!

My cat is having spasms constantly. His whole body seems to be affected. He is only 1! It's been a month now, and no one knows what is going on. He is still eating/drinking/using the litter box/playing, but every time he lies down, he is bothered by spasms! He is experiencing random bolts of energy accompanied with frustrated cries, and he purrs too often, which worries me that he is in a lot of pain. He has had blood work and x-rays, but nothing has shown up as abnormal.

He is currently on medication for Epilepsy, but it is not helping at all. I think in fact, he has become worse. The spasms started in his back legs, and now his whole body is involved. He walks stiff legged, as if he does not want to bend his back legs - he also sleeps with all four legs stretched away from his body.

When he is playing, he lies down every few minutes to rest, and he often pauses to stretch his hind legs. He is having a hard time using his back legs - they tend to slip out from beneath him when he's running, jumping, or climbing. His eyes are a bit watery, and he tends to close his left one quite often. He has a weird look in his eyes like he's confused or upset.

He may be throwing up/or having bowel issues - I have found spots on the floor and have been unable to determine if it's vomit or feces, (it may belong to one of my other cats. I am uncertain because I have not seen any of them throw up).

I am terrified that he is crying out in pain, and waiting for me to help him, and wondering why I'm not. I'm also horrified that he is slowly dying, and all I'm doing is watching him, because no one seems to be able to help him! I'm so worried and sick over this!

And just so you know, he is an indoor cat. Here is a video, showing the spasms that he has (awake or asleep). It won't let me paste a link, so please go to youtube.com and look up mvi_0629(1) xbox360mindbody - you will see a video with a grey tabby. Thanks.
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When did you have him declawed?
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I didn't have him declawed. He still has his claws.
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Ah. Sorry I jumped to conclusions so quick.. A friend of mine had hers declawed and had the exact same symptoms a while back, and I couldn't see his claws in the videos. -- I can't think of any other cause, maybe the neurologist will have some answers, possibly another member here? Sorry I can't really help I hope he gets better, he's really cute
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Thanks anyway.
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It does sound neurological. Have you had him to a feline specialist? Is there a vet university anywhere in your area? It would be worth a trip!
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Hi! I'm sure you're vets done plenty of tests, but have they checked for bloods for deficiencies, or heart problems. I hope you get an answer for your cat.
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My kitten 4months old an she somtimes does the same but the vet couldnt see why she was doing that Freaked me out at first
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Aww, he is so cute, i hope your cat gets better soon.
I had the same experience with my cat when she was still a kitten but eventually such "spasms" were gone in time.
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