Dear All,
My cat (Shuna, 8 yrs, female moggy) has a strange twitchy head which concerns me. Her head only occassionally does the shakes, but will very often shake when she's otherwise completely relaxed (ie. sitting on me), and she sometimes seems almost in a trance-like state. Her head doesn't shake when she's asleep.
The degree of twitch varies: sometimes it's only a couple of little shakes (almost as if she had something in her ear), but at other times it's a rather scary-looking parkinsonian tremor. She seems otherwise healthy and happy. I've mentioned this to the Vet before, but he fobbed me off with some stuff aboout her teeth needing cleaned (which he was recommending at that time, and which we had done: never again).

Any ideas? Do I need to get more investigations done, or is this one of those things that some cats do (my other cat doesn't do it at all, but then he's a neutered male and thus rarely conscious) ?

TIA
Dogbertd
Any ideas? Do I need to get more investigations done, or is this one of those things that some cats do (my other cat doesn't do it at all, but then he's a neutered male and thus rarely conscious) ?

I would get a second opinion by a good vet. This is not normal.

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I've mentioned this to the Vet before, but he fobbed me off with some stuff aboout her teeth needing cleaned.

LOL. Did he at least examine her ears? Do you bath your cat or use a water spray on her? I´ve seen my dog do that once when water accidentally got in one of his ears.
I would be concerned about something affecting her nervous system. I would definitely see a vet, and probably not the one you saw before. If they seem flaky or dismissive, ask for a referral to a specialist. I'm sorry about Shuna. Emotion: sad Good luck!
Karen M.