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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

I have posted before about Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome because my little boy cat has it. I found this video on You Tube (not Nanny's cat) and while it is heartbreaking to watch, I thought it was important to post because it may be helpful to someone who is wondering what is going with their cat but doesn't have a diagnosis. Nanny waited two years before being able to give a name to this bizarre behaviour.

Please share if your cat has FHS or if you know someone who does.

Love,
Nanny

3 comments:

  1. OMG - I've never heard of it nor seen it. Thanks for educating us. What can be done about It? is there a medication they can take to calm them down?

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    1. Depends on what the vet thinks the cause is. It is all theoretical. If they think it is seizure based they give anti-seizure meds. If they think it is behaviour due to anxiety they give anti-anxiety meds. My boy was on meds but I decided I didn't want him medicated all the time and it didn't work anyway. I discourage him from hurting himself and love him through it. Some times I clap my hands one or two times to jolt him out of the "trance" he is in. It isn't every day though. Sometimes he goes for months without an episode.

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  2. Wow! Thanks for the information. I never knew about this condition.

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