) is a condition that involves an abnormal increase in sensitivity to stimuli
of the senses
. Stimuli of the senses can include sound that one hears, foods that one tastes, textures that one feels, and so forth. Increased touch sensitivity is referred to as "tactile hyperesthesia", and increased sound sensitivity is called "auditory hyperesthesia".
is an uncommon but recognized condition in cats
, particularly Siamese
, and Abyssinian
cats. It is also a symptom in dogs that have canine distemper disease (CD) caused by canine distemper virus (CDV).