- Jun 17, 2015
I have some concerns for my dear cat. He is not a Sphynx, I've seen a few people ask questions for their furry family members, so I hope it is ok to do something non Sphynx related. My cats name is Gadzooks, or Gadz for short. He is 6 years old, turning 7 this December, and is a domestic long haired. I got him roughly a year after my first cat had died, both look nearly identical, from a nearby shelter on my 17th birthday. I was angered at the conditions he lived in, a tape collar around his neck, matting his fur horribly. He had shown symptoms of pneumonia the day after I brought him home. Sadly, I had Gadz only about a year and a half before I moved out of my mom's house to live with my dad. He had a cat, so I couldn't bring Gadz with me, and trusted my mother would care for him. Around 2013 I noticed Gadz had lost an insane amount of weight, his bones poking out angerly, but my mom assured me he was eating still. I got him treated for worms, and he had started to gain a little weight, but nothing major. My dad agreed to bring Gadz into the home, see if his cat and mine would get along well. Sadly they didnt, but Gadz had packed on the weight and became fat and happy. He went back to live with my mom for a year, she had previously moved out of town and moved back, and I thought things would go better. I realized my mom's roommate had abused Gadz, though she'll never admit to it or she'd have to admit the fact she was doing drugs at the time. The roommate left, and things were better for a few months. Gadz developed the habbit of sleep on my xbox, and overheating it. He has joint pain, and often fell hard trying to get out of windows. I had gotten him medication for his joints, and it helped him out, he no longer fell or looked for my Xbox to heat his joints. Sadly, I had come to find out from someone close to me, my cat was not given his medication while I was gone, nor was he fed, watered, or his litter box cleaned. I had then been told of why Gadz was in so much pain, he was being beaten while I was gone. I heard stories of him being kicked, punched, and thrown down staires, yelled at and things thrown at him. Everything clicked, why his weight was horrible, and why ever time I came by he clung to me. I took him from my mom's home, back to my dads, and groomed over my cat. Gadz hates his hips touched, has a small dent in the top of his head, and a missing tooth. December 1st of 2015 I moved into my own home, and Gadz has been doing great. He acts out, seeking attention because it was the only way he could get it before, but I'm trying to work with him on that. But early this year Gadz had a seizure, the vet couldn't tell me why, and brushed off my mentioning the abuse he's gone through. I've watched him closely since, and sadly I think lastnight he had another. I was sleeping, so it's hard to be sure. He was yowling in his sleep, twitching. I slid my hand under his chin, Gadz wouldn't react, no twitch of his chin at the touch, nor a twitch of his shoulder. I began to pull him away from the edge of the bed towards me when he finally twitched and wrapped his arms around my arm. I layer there petting him and his heart beat slowed and he fell back to sleep...I suppose what I'm wanting to know is if I'm being paranoid. Could it have been a seizure, or just a dream? I'm low on money till the 1st, and the last vet visit was almost $100 to be seen. I'm also worried I'll be blown off about what's happened to him, and I don't trust many other vets. Any advice would be amazing. And sorry about the long posT I made, I figured I'd be good to tell you about Gadz a bit. I'm on my phone so I sadly don't know how to upload a picture of Gadz, I went ahead and uploaded some pictures though onto my profile.