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.



  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?

    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.

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