"Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome, or FHS, also known as rolling skin disease, is a rare illness in cats.
The illness is characterized by episodes, or attacks, usually occurring daily or more often.
It is often described as a seizure disorder but the cause is, in fact, unknown.
During an episode cats show a number of typical signs, including skin rolling or twitching, self-directed pouncing or aggressive behaviour (such as biting or attacking the tail). There may also be pupil dilation, vocalisation and a general increase in activity."
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[YEA] 11/13/2009: Melissa from Alexandria, Va: "Feline Hyperesthesia Disorder - I have found that my cat improved 100% when switched to zero-grain food. These foods are usually not sold in major pet stores. You must seek out the mom and pop shops or order online. Also, increased exercise helps."Replies
11/17/2009: Evie from Torrance, Ca replies: "I just switched to a no-grain food that I found at Petco."
02/26/2013: Jean from Brooklyn, Ny Usa: "Feline hyperasthesia disorder : hello they don't really know what this condition is. I've a mature sphynx and he got it as he has aged. You can see it on youtube. Sometimes he's not too bad. In his case, it's not need for stimulation, I find, that sets him off. I am wondering if there's a homeopathic remedy I could try for this. He acts like he's itchy. A pet intuitive says it's genetic and occurs often in males/oriental breeds. Thank you, Jeannie J"