Dear Dr. Smith,
My cat is 21. She started having seizures about a year ago. Had blood work and xray. Everything was fine. Vet talked about seizure meds but did not recommend it at that time based on her age. She recommended seeing a specialist. The tests the specialist would do required anesthesia and based on her age I did not want her to undergo that. Back a year ago she would have seizures about twice a day. They continued for about a month and then she would maybe have 1 a month for about 2 months and then none at all. About a week ago she started having the seizures and she has about 6 a day, every day. They last about 30 seconds. When they are over, I pet her head for a few minutes and then she gets up immediately. She is weak, walks and falls a little till her strength comes back. Most of the times she likes to eat afterwards, her bowl is always on the floor and available to her. Sometimes she just keeps walking for a few minutes till she lays down and goes to sleep. She is also blind. Has been for at least 8 years. The seizures appear to be more intense than a year ago. Back then she would start kicking. Now I’ve seen her body bounce up and turn over and then goes into the kicking stage. I have never used natural products before but I would like to try something other than the conventional. Doing research I looked at the product Petalive Easesure. It sounds like something that could help, but would like to know based on her symptoms should I try it.
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. Yes, you may try EaseSure, it does contain herbal ingredients that help control seizures. With the frequency of the seizures I am concerned that your cat may have a tumor. With a physical issue such as tumors the EaseSure may not be completely effective, though it shouldn’t cause any side effects. Diet changes may also be effective, making sure your cat has a high protein well-balanced diet. Without further diagnostics and treatment the quality of life becomes a major concern with the continuation of such severe seizures. You may also want to speak with a holistic veterinarian to treat with acupuncture and possibly some Chinese herbals along with the supplement. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA