A seizure is the clinical manifestation of excessive electrical activity in the cerebral cortex of the brain. It is commonly referred to as a “convulsion.” The location and extent of this abnormal electrical activity determines how the seizure is seen clinically.
Generalized seizures are uncoordinated spasms of muscles that produce very significant movement of body, head and limbs. The animal will be down and twitch uncontrollably. A fainting episode does not usually last for very long, but if your pet collapses, a prompt trip to the veterinarian is indicated.
The treatment that is used when a cat is suffering from seizures depends on why the seizures are occurring. Cats can experience seizures due to a number of reasons including: allergic reactions, fever, reactions to poisons, injury, physical problems inside the brain, or a disorder such as epilepsy. In order to treat the seizures effectively, it is important to find out why they happened in the first place.