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Hey everyone,

I recently moved into a house where I need to look after their two cats, however one (B) has epilepsy.
This is the first time I've looked after a cat with this, so advice would be great.

He's currently on 0.25ml epiphen solution twice a day, but these past few days he's been having at least one short (under 20s) seizure every evening. Is this normal?
The landlord mentioned if he has two a day for a week, that's when I should take him to the vets, but I honestly feel like I should be taking him now.

I'm unsure if this is due to the meds, but his back legs don't function properly and he's very wobbly. He seems quite out of it or tired most of the time. He also seems to have scabby / flakey skin.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Seizures in cats can be a symptom of many different health problems and the causes are often categorised as intracranial (within the brain) or extracranial (due to disease elsewhere in the body).Examples of intracranial causes include brain inflammation, tumours, and trauma. Extracranial causes can include the ingestion of toxins, kidney disease, liver disease, heart arrhythmias, and disrupted blood sugar regulation, among others. Compared to younger cats, older cats are more likely to have a concurrent health problem

Seizure ‘idiopathic’. This is more commonly diagnosed in younger cats and this diagnosis is made when an underlying cause is not identified and the seizure occurs because of a brain malfunction affecting neurotransmission.

Do make a quick note of the time that the seizure starts. If this cat’s seizure lasts for more than 5–10 minutes, the condition is referred to as status epilepticus and is considered a medical emergency. Make sure you call the vet immediately for emergency care. .
 

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It might help you to find an online group of some sort that is for people who have cats with epilepsy. There might be such a thing. After all, there are niche online groups for just about everything. I have found that the best help often comes from others in the same position that you are in.
 
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