My cat has been having spasms and drooling lately, what is wrong

what wrong last wed., my kitten started going under my bed and when she would come out she'd have drool around her mouth. lately she's been having spasms. whats wrong?

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    It may be that your kitten is having seizures. That would explain muscle spasms and drooling.

    Seizures in cats are to be taken seriously as there is usually a medical condition that needs attention causing them. How old is your kitten? Is she a purebred or domestic short-hair and where did she come from? Is it possible that she got into anything toxic? Does she go outdoors where she could have been exposed to trauma of some kind?

    If she's a young kitten some breeds are prone to developmental abnormalities which can cause seizures. If she goes outdoors and is exposed to toxins that can lead to seizures. Parasites like toxoplasmosis can cause seizures. Kidney or liver disease can cause toxins to build up in the bloodstream and lead to seizures.

    Your kitten needs to see her veterinarian for  an examination and diagnostics as seizures cannot be treated at home.

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