Strokes in cats are often much milder than those in humans, with many cases making a full recovery within a few weeks. The first signs of a cat having a stroke or seizure are tilting of the head, loss of balance, vision problems, falling over and circling.
Strokes can affect both humans and animals and is a condition where there is a sudden drop in blood being supplied to the brain. There are two types of strokes; Ischaemic and haemorrhagic.
An Ischaemic stroke is caused by a sudden blood supply loss to the brain and diseases which can cause this are thrombosis which is a narrowing of an artery, kidney disease, heart disease. An Haemorrhagic stroke is when there is blood leaks into the brain and are associated with diseases which interfere with blood clotting.
Whilst a single episode of a stroke in a cat is not likely to stop them from functioning properly, it is important to find a cause to stop it from happening again.
CT scans and MRI scans are used to diagnose a stroke in a cat, these tests take images of the cat’s brain and show clearly what is happening there. These images can also show any tumours or vascular disease.
As well as these scans a small sample of spinal fluid is taken to look for signs of inflammation.
After diagnosis there is usually no treatment as long as the cat is eating and drinking normally. If there is an underlying cause which has been found then treatments will be introduced to ensure further strokes are prevented.
Common symptoms of a cat suffering from seizure is given below:
There can be Loss of consciousness
There can inflexibility and stiffness
Lots of Urinating
Salivating is also possible.
Abrupt, violent trembling is a major symptom.
Muscle shudders or slight quivering of a limb.
Your described symptom comes here when there is Staring, distorted vision.
Also go for herbal medication, which is harmless. Increase its level of quality nutrition.
My cat began to walk unsteadily, drool a lot, was incontinent, and would meow in a funny way and couldn't seem to stop meowing (uncontrolled meowing) she was in 17 or 18 yrs old, too. Often I thought she was having seizures or mini strokes where she would have jerky movements, drooling, funny cries and a glazey look in her eyes. She would not be able to walk or stand up for a few minutes after the spell was over. She lost weight and a lot of fur- she was a persian
Our cat magelan (16 yrs old) had a stroke two weeks ago the whole of her back end collapsed and had no movement at all, her pupils were dilated and she was panting, she had since gotten movement in one of her legs and was alert and purring although didnt want to move at all, was drinking lots of water but today she has seemed to have a set back from the middle of her back downwards is totally floppy her mouth is dry and cracked and she seems like she is in pain again, we are taking her back to the vets tomorrow so will keep this up dated
My cat suddenly rolled over in a awkward position on her side and starting having a heaving seizure-like actions ... Her eyes are dilated and she's been hissing and drooling with her tongue hanging out of her mouth with very heavy breathing. She's almost 18 years old and two years ago had an ear collapse. What is the likely hood that she'll recover from this, or should I just put her down?
Shes shaking all over laying on her side shes not responding to anyone her paws are shaking her mouths opened whats wrong help
Vascular events or strokes can happen in animals. There are many things that can cause excessive drooling. I would have this cat examined by a veterinarian to determine the cause of her drool. Strokes, seizures, liver disease, kidney disease, dietary indiscretion, and cancer are some of the possible causes of this behavior. Many of these things have treatment options to improve and increase quality and quantity of life.
The symptoms are as follows: The cat's pupils dialate, its body falls to the floor and jerks like anyone with a grand mal seizure, the bowels and bladder gets empty and the cat stays in seizure for one to five minutes. There might be another seizure right after that one that does the damage.
My kitten has been salivating a lot. She shakes her head back and forth and she has been staring at the wall. She is fine for a little bit then all of a sudden she shakes her head and then salivates a lot.
My cat has some brown stuff coming out her nose and she wont move
Maybe your cat is having slight strokes. A cats pupils dial ate when this happens.? Is yours?
My 15 year old cat on saturday
has the same drool coming from her mouth and is very groggy
she seems to be alert and was purring when I patted her
she is at the vet now
We have an older cat, we don't know how old she is because we picked her p astray at an old age, We went on a 10 day trip to mexico, and got home at 6 in the morning. I got up to check the cats food (their outdoor cats) to find one dead in the house and the old one sitting in the snow barely moving. I freaked out and took her to the house, and we have her laying on a blanket in the porch. We warmed her up and tried to, well, force feed her. Not in a life threatening way though.
My cat, a long hair tortoise shell is panting heavily, her eyes are dilated, her tongue is out and she is drooling. I heard some crying and it was her at the bottome of the stairs just laying there. We do not have a vet office open right now. I wrapped her in a cold towel, she is not walking omn her own, does not want water and the dog she usually runs from does not bother her right now.