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Old May 26th, 2006, 08:16 AM
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Muscle cramps in cats

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Does a cat get muscle cramps like we do? My cat gets 'attacks' that I can only describe as getting a cramp. It happens every two -three months (the one's that I see). She will be fine and the next minute she will jump up, run around, scratching/biting/licking herself, miaauing. It lasts for about 10-15 min. During this time it will come and go. She does not like being touched during the 'attack'. There are no other symptoms and afterwards she is fine, calm, purring. Last night she had one and almost aggresively had some food in the mids of it. She is clearly in discomfort/pain whilst the 'attack' last. She is 7 yrs old, spayed and eat Hills Light (with a little milk now and then, bad, I know!). What can it be?
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Old May 26th, 2006, 08:29 AM
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My Rocky,10yrs old, does the same sometimes.
He'll be sleeping and all of a sudden runs off,as if something bit him and no,he does not have fleas and is perfectly healthy
However it only last seconds,if your cats episode lasts 10-15minutes,you should probably discuss it with your vet.
Are you sure she does not have fleas?Or maybe ticks,if she goes outside.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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Hi

THanks for the reply! Nope, Lienki is clean and healthy. She does have a little dandruff, not much, but her skin looks perfectly healthy to me. My vet is as buffled as I am. I must say, I have never managed to get her to him whilst it is happening.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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It sounds kinda like Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS), or rippling/rolling skin disorder. At one point I thought one of my cats might have it.
http://cats.about.com/od/healthfaqs/...hesia+syndrome
http://www.purelypets.com/articles/f...eresthesia.htm

Hope these sites can give you some direction
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Old May 28th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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THanks, that is not unlikely. Will monitor her behaviour.
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