Apr 08, 2017 · Strokes are one of the most common reasons for seizures in cats. A stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain, which can set off abnormal electric activity and send a cat into a seizure. Strokes attack a single side of the brain and body. If your cat has a seizure from a stroke, he will only show seizure symptoms on one side of its body.
A seizure starts as a result of abnormal, excessive electrical activity in the brain. According to Chelsea Sonius, of the Zimmer Feline Foundation, whether in humans or animals, all seizures: Start as a result of these electrical misfires in a part of the brain called the cerebrum. The abnormal electrical impulse spreads from cell to cell.
Seizures are characterized by sudden, violent movements of the body, disorientation, and uncontrollable twitching, among other symptoms. Cats may have a single seizure, or experience multiple seizures in a matter of minutes.