Schubert has been diagnosed with seizure disorder.  He had a negative combo 
test.  I took him to two vets before I took him to a vet who recognized what 
Schooby had and prescribed Phenobarbital, I think it's 1.5 mg or the lowest 
dose possible for an animal.  Schooby was growling at nothing, dashing around 
in circles like a spinning top, biting his tail until it bled and hiding under 
the desk.  The episodes were several hours apart but several times during a 24 
hour period.  One vet told me I would have to have his tail amputated because 
that was the cause of the odd behavior.  The vet who finally gave me the 
correct diagnosis is a holistic vet I usually take cats to as a last resort 
because he's more expensive (and apparently more knowledgeable) then my regular 
vet.  So Schubert takes his pill in a tablespoon full of ice cream and the 
hallucinations and tail chasing are gone. At first I was pilling him every day 
but now he is OK with every other
 day.  Ask your vet.  Yes, It's genetic.  It doesn't show up right away, but 
eventually it shows up when they are adults.  Schubert is about 3 years old, a 
street rescue but tame.

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 From: Beth <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Seizure activity in my FeLV cat

The seizures probably have nothing to do with FeLV. Has he had a full blood 
I've only ever had one cat with seizures developed late in life, but he had 
multiple birth defects.
I know it's frustrating to see them go through it.


Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter!

 From: Wendy <>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:47 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Seizure activity in my FeLV cat

Do any of you have experience with seizure activity in your felv kitties?  My 
five and one half year old felv cat has had multiple episodes of what the vet 
believes are small, focal seizures.  They begin with ear twitching, which 
increases until he becomes extremely frightened, he appears to be trying to 
close his eyes and he runs and hides.  Ear mites/fleas have been ruled out.  He 
has vomited on several occasions prior to the episode beginning.  He is healthy 
in all other respects.  Do you have suggestions for management?  This boy is my 
"sole survivor" of three felv babies we had from six weeks of age.  I love him 
dearly and want to do my very best for him.  Thank you for any suggestions or 
comments you can give me.  I very much appreciate this group as a resource! 
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