The other day our cat, Chunk (2 years old), had a grand mal seizure. I woke up in the middle of the night to him darting off of our bed and when he got to the floor he collasped on his side and started seizing. He also started salivating profusely. All of this lasted for several minutes before the seizing stopped. It took him a couple of minutes for him to become coherent again.
The next day we called an made an appointment with the vet who did some blood work and offered to do a CAT scan. The blood work came back normal. She then told me that she highly didn’t recommend getting the CAT scan don, as she put it then you would know one way or another if he has brain tumors but what are you going to do with that knowledge? Good point. So right now we are assuming he has epilepsy as when the blood work is normal thats what they then assume. She told us that we could start medication right away, 2 times a day for the rest of his life, or we can monitor it for now. What they recommended is that if he has more then 1 major (grand mal) seizure in a month or 2-4 cluster seizures in several days that he should get put on medication. Since this medication is really hard on a cats body we are monitoring him for the time being.
Has anyone else had a cat who has epilepsy? Any advice you can give us? Did you put your cat on medication?