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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 03:25 PM
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Feline head tremors
I have a 13 year old (approximately) cat who was lying on the bed while I was cleaning the bedroom. After patting him on the head, I sat with him and noticed that he kept shaking his head, not wild shaking, but like little tremors.
I called the vet's office but it's closed. I'm going to call first thing tomorrow and see if I can get an appointment. This has me frightened.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be?
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 11:10 PM
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1. Did you check for ear mites?
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 07:29 AM
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2. After the vet suggested it, yes
His ears are clean. So far, no repeat of the tremors. I'm just going to watch him to see if it happens again.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 01:54 PM
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3. Check for fleas, too - you might have
brought some in on your shoes. Get a cat flea comb.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 02:30 PM
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4. That cat has an allergy to fleas
I learned it several years ago when he started moping around and hiding. He seemed to be miserable. I brought him to the vet who determined he was allergic to fleas. So if this guy had fleas, he'd exhibit a lot of other signs, as he did before.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-18-09 03:32 PM
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5. keep us posted.
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