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Twitch-Skin Syndrome in Cats




There is no specific medical treatment or cure available for FHS. However, various drugs have been administered to suppress the episodes, and behavior modification has proved useful in at least reducing problems in some cats.


Living and Management


Environmental elements or events at home that appear to bring on episodes should be eliminated. If self-mutilation due to excessive licking is severe, an Elizabethan collar or tail bandage may be necessary for your cat.




As there is no known cause for the disorder, prevention entails the removal of any stressful elements in the cat’s environment.

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