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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Kitten jumps up crying,falling backwards,flopping about and

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kitten jumps up crying,falling backwards,flopping about and pawing at face/eye region.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Such behavior is consistent with a complex partial seizure (also called psychomotor seizure) which is defined as focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity affecting any part of the body and can be associated with autonomic signs (vomiting, salivation, e.g.). There is also an alteration in mentation (mental status) or behavioral abnormalities. How is Sox currently doing? How many of these episodes have you seen? Are there any other symptoms of illness?