|Purred: Sat Jan 14, '06 5:17am PST |
|Well, my mommy took me to the vet yesterday and got me a check-up. The nice vet lady put me on a diet!!!!!!and said I have a condition called Feline Hyperesthesia. It's also called Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrone, or FHS for short. It can cause character changes, and even SIEZURES!
The clinical signs are as follows:*sudden bouts of bizarre hyperactive or aggressieve behavior.
*Frentic self-directed grooming directed along the flank or tail.
*Tail swishing, fixation with tail, tail chasing, or vicious attacks directed toward the tail
*Large pupils / strange look in eyes.
*Skin rippling ? rolling.
*Apparent hallucinations - seemingly following the movement of things that are not there, or running away from unseen adversary.
*vocalization, crying, loud meowing.
*Exquisite sensitivity to touch (hypersthesia) along the spine- stroking can precipitate a bout of the behavior.
*sudden mood swings- from extremely affectionate to aggressive.
*any or all of the above signs progressing to seizures (falling over, legs paddling, salivating).
*bouts occurring almost constantly, all day, every day, or once every few days.
The nice vet lady gave this article to my mommy to read, and said i might even need to go on "kitty Prozac"(clomipramine or fluoxetine.)
Any other kitties who have been diagnosed with this disorder, please respond and tell me how treatment is working, diet, medication, etc. Thanks.
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