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Hi this is Dr. Hill. It is good that you have recent bloodwork that was normal. What you are describing could be caused by a few issues. The first being a skin issue. Intense pruritus can cause Louie to rub his face and act very agitated. The second is it is a possibility he is having petite mal seizures. Seizures are not always full blown, fall down and paddle episodes. they can be something as simple as fly biting. It would be ideal if you could video one of the episodes for your local veterinarian to see. In many cases, this helps me determine what is going on. How often is he having these episodes and when did they start? have you made any major changes in the household (diet, new animals, construction)? How old is your home? Any possibility of lead paint?
Video definitely helps. I have seen some strange seizure episodes over the years. He is still within the age for onset of epilepsy. Glad you have an appointment. They may recommend you see a neurologist, if you have one in your area. Take care. Feel free to ask additional questions. If you are satisfied with my answer, then please take time to rate. You can still post on this thread after rating. Also, please post a short video, if you are able to get one.