Finally. A hairball remedy
that can hack it.
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Dr. Arnold Plotnick is the
founder of Manhattan Cat
Specialists, a feline-exclu-
sive veterinary practice on
Manhattan’s Upper West
Side. He is also an author of
The Original Cat Fancy Cat Bible. Dr. Plotnick
is a frequent contributor to feline publications
and websites, including his own blog, Cat Man
Do. He lives in New York City with his cats,
Mittens and Glitter.
doesn’t seem to be the case in cats.
Secondary seizure disorders are
those for which there is a known cause.
The list of disorders that can cause seizures in cats is extensive and includes
infections (such as feline leukemia virus
and toxoplasmosis), metabolic disorders
(low blood sugar, low blood calcium,
liver disease, thiamine deficiency), brain
tumors, toxins (lead, antifreeze) and trauma. In most cases of secondary seizures,
if the cause is addressed, the seizures will
resolve. Cats with epilepsy may require
anticonvulsant medication, depending on
The feline brain receives and
interprets information from its
body and the outside world.