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Household noises giving cats 'fits'

Vets warn that some cats are suffering from seizures after hearing certain household noises.

The sound of someone hammering, a newspaper rustling and a can opening may be annoying to humans.

But vets warn that some cats can get so upset by these and other household noises that they suffer seizures as a result.

Vet Mark Lowrie, from the Davies Veterinary Specialists, is investigating the seizures and has urged owners to come forward with cases.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "Usually they're fairly benign and not really something that would cause death... but that doesn't stop it being a very upsetting event."