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Hello. My 4 year old cat began having seizures a year ago. (Partly related to a health condition of my own that began at that time....I think. The timing was certainly interesting.) Initially, the seizures were every 10 days and I began working with her using Aconitum and regular energy work (Reiki, etc.) The seizures decreased dramatically and are now once a month....I can almost time it to the day. Two different vets suggested NOT giving her medication due to negative side effects and said that once a month is actually 'okay' for my cat.

With the right help, I would like to find the correct remedy to help stop the seizures altogether.

I would appreciate any help or suggestions offered. Thank you.
 
  FMBK916 on 2009-05-16
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As you can almost time it to the day. Please give your cat three doses of causticum 30c on a single day around a week ahead of seizure and see the response. Another option is belladona. Try one by one.
 
kadwa last decade
Thank you very much. I will look into both of these (like to understand what they are for, etc.) and apply accordingly. I will let you know the response. Kind regards and much appreciation.
 
FMBK916 last decade
I like the description for 'causticum'. It fits in well with the personality of my cat. Thank you. Will be in touch again once I get the remedies and try them....all going well, it will be a few weeks before the next episode, at which point, I will give my cat one of the remedies. Thank you again.
 
FMBK916 last decade
Hello, Kadwa. My cat had a seizure tonight...a month to the day since her last one. I actually gave her some causticum these evening in her food. She may not have taken it completely, which is the downside. The upside is, I now know once the seizure is over, I can keep a more keen eye on her for next month and give her the remedy a few days before the 4th week is up. Should I give her anything tonight after the seizure or wait until the next few weeks? I definitely want to prevent the next seizure. It takes a lot out of her. Thankfully, I am close by most of the time to help her through it and give her comfort coming out of it.
 
FMBK916 last decade
Should I give her anything tonight after the seizure or wait until the next few weeks?
You should wait atleast for a week. Please give three doses on a single day after a week. Give medicine with water. No food should be given within 15 minutes before or after giving medicine.
 
kadwa last decade
Thank you.
 
FMBK916 last decade
Rescue Remedy, one of the Bach Flower Essences, several drops on the tongue whenever a pending seizure is sensed has been known to stop the seizure in its tracks. 8-10 drops may also be added to the water bowl along with several cups of water. It can also be given orally on an as-needed basis.

MSM(Methylsulfonylmethane) available at any health food store has been known to stop seizures permanently in cats and dogs when the reason for the seizures are undetermined.Dosage is based on weight so half a 500mg capsule given twice a day for a cat should be sufficient. Results are usually almost immediate.

Oddly enough and not to be discounted are hulled sunflower seeds. Ground up(for a cat) or as is for a dog and added to the food. Approximately one slightly rounded tablespoon(for a cat) added to some canned cat food twice a day. It has stopped seizures permanently in pets, again, if the reason for the seizures is undetermined.

Having said that, the above will not work if there is a known cause for the seizures and nothing is done.

There are several reasons for seizures in pets including brain tumors, allergic reactions to household sprays,cleaners, carpet deoderizers,etc, and even the glue that holds some furniture together.If your cat is allowed outside, pesticides, lawn fertilizer,sprays,etc can be added to that list. A cat will ingest the toxins when he/she grooms his/her fur. No amount of the above remedies will work if these are the cause of your cat's seizures. The toxic spray,etc must be eliminated.
 
orian last decade
Hello and thank you for this information. When my cat's seizures first began, I had her tested extensively. Nothing was determined to cause the seizures. She is regarded as having 'idiosyncratic epilepsy' i.e. unknown cause. I am very 'green' in everything I do and so there is nothing toxic in the household that I am aware of. She does not go outside either. I will look into your suggestions and appreciate your advice. Thank you.
 
FMBK916 last decade

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