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Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

What is Hyperesthesia? This refers to an increased sensitivity of one of the senses, and in humans, it can take many forms, including auditory (when painful loud sounds are heard despite nothing actually happening in the environment) and smell (when powerful scents are detected despite no trigger).

Diagnosing Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome is not straightforward, and there are a number of tests that will be carried out.

Diagnosing FHS

Some cats may also show dilated pupils and may appear to be hallucinating – following the movements of something which is not there. 

Clinical Signs

Because the definitive cause of Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome is still unknown, there is no cure. Instead, treatment is given to help reduce symptoms and make it more manageable. 

Feline Hyperesthesia Treatment

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