Nope they are not Kitty. While my Dakota was having his major seizure at 18 months old, I was holding him in my lap getting a full set of claws into my thigh.
My poor husband had to take him to the vet the next morning... and listened to the vet give the man in the next room holy heck over how badly he had been treating his dog. Hubby kept thinking, oh boy, he going to give me heck over not knowing why this is happening. The vet calmly told my husband that cats are born like this sometimes and we did nothing to "cause" the problem.
Over the years here in Central Fl we have had several cats(wild and ours) who will get ahold of something outside and next thing we know they are walking "sideways" with their head tipped over sideways. Here we use a soft tissue aantibotics for a week and whatever it is works wonders. For within the week the cat is "fine" and chasing the local rabbits again.
We are careful, as now we have two new dangers here in Fl for cats... coyotes(some fool introduced back into Fl thinking we needed them)....and pythons(that nice people buy as pets then let loose in the back yards).
Welcome to the sub-tropicals<sigh>