Her ears look clear and I have tried to startle her by making loud noises from behind with no response. The symptoms of hyperesthia seem right, but maybe not to that extreme. Are there mild cases of this syndrome? her back muscles do ripple when she is going through this, her ears twitch, she licks her back or front legs and then just takes off. Like she is very irritated. She also licks like she has something stuck to her tongue. I'm going to try to get her to the vets tomorrow to confirm the hearing and this syndrome if possible. Thanks.
Hi again, and you're most welcome.It's my pleasure to be of help to you and KittyB!I'm glad her ears look clear! If you've tried to startle her by making loud noises from behind and she doesn't react, it does sound like she may be deaf or perhaps partially deaf. The vet will conduct the same kind of tests in the office to check her hearing.I'm glad you're planning a vet visit for tomorrow to check on her overall health and the suspected conditions. Some cases of hyperesthesia can be worse than others, but it does sound as if she has the classic symptoms. Most cats will try to lick or bite at their backs and/or tails also, but licking the back or front legs can be part of it too. Also, make sure she doesn't have any external parasites like fleas or mites, causing itching. If she licks like she has something stuck to her tongue, she may be licking very hard, but do mention this to the vet so he can check her tongue and total oral health of her teeth and gums, as well.I hope all will be well and she will receive treatment to lessen her symptoms which are bothersome. I'll check back with you in a few days to see how she's doing and what the vet's findings were.
Hi thanks for checking up. KittyB is deaf, due to the genetic malformation associated with the gene connected to fur color. She also does have that hyperesthia, a mild case that presented itself during the time she was being introduced to a new environment (stress related). She has since calmed down, is playing and eating, but still seems very clingy and won't let me out of her sight. The incidences are showing themselves less frequently now, maybe once or twice a day and they are very mild. I am not too concerned about it. I did notice early on that she was attacking her tail, but hasn't presented with that particular symptom since then. So I think we are going to be ok. Thanks.