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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My 22 year old feline is having "shivers" and uncontroling

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my 22 year old feline is having "shivers" and uncontroling shudders. She won't leave my side. Is she have convulsions ? What should I do ?
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. I can't recommend "watchful waiting" a cat of such an advanced age who may be having partial seizures or muscle spasms associated with electrolyte (sodium, potassium, calcium) imbalance, hepatic or renal toxicity. It would be prudent to have Lady attended to by an on-call vet at your earliest convenience. She'll need a thorough physical exam and diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests before we know why she's behaving in that manner.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish. I have to leave my computer for a few hours but promise to reply when I return if need be.