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Cat shakes her head a lot

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone!
My cat, she's about 10 years old (we think), recently she's been sneezing and shaking her head a lot. I'm pretty sure it's not ear mites. She also a strictly in door cat. I'm a little worried there might be something wrong with her brain. She'll shake her head then kind of pause for a minute and stare then lay down. It's kind of funny, but is it something I should be worrying about or am I just a paranoid mommy? Thanks in advance for your advice! And I'm new to this web site but stoked I found one about cats! yeah!

Look forward to your answers,
CommMajor101
a.k.a. Diana
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by CommMajor101
Hi everyone!
My cat, she's about 10 years old (we think), recently she's been sneezing and shaking her head a lot. I'm pretty sure it's not ear mites. She also a strictly in door cat. I'm a little worried there might be something wrong with her brain. She'll shake her head then kind of pause for a minute and stare then lay down. It's kind of funny, but is it something I should be worrying about or am I just a paranoid mommy? Thanks in advance for your advice! And I'm new to this web site but stoked I found one about cats! yeah!

Look forward to your answers,
CommMajor101
a.k.a. Diana
Welcome Diana from a fellow Virginian. You know what....whenever I worry about my cats....I usually call my vet office and see if I should bring my cat in. You may want to contact your vet tomorrow and describe the symptoms to him/her since your vet is the one who is most familiar with your cat.

Katie
post #3 of 13
She could have fleas , ear mites and infection or any number of things ... I recommend the vet asap... and while there have a senoir panel done
post #4 of 13
She should see a vet- it could be a simple ear infection or it could be neurological- only a vet can help you.
post #5 of 13
I'm really not sure what to think exactly, but I would deffinately call the vet and get thier oppinion. The sooner the better too. Never know, and if you call soon and it's nothing then great!
post #6 of 13
I agree,take her or call the vet..
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I could call the vet but I can't take her to the vet. She's VERY mean when taken to the vet and pretty much banned! lol! It's actually kind of funny. Any other advice?
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by CommMajor101
I could call the vet but I can't take her to the vet. She's VERY mean when taken to the vet and pretty much banned! lol! It's actually kind of funny. Any other advice?
Find a vet who makes housecalls ... it may be a little bit more $$ here it is like 10 bucks
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Wow, I didn't know vets made house calls. Another complication with vet stuff is that my cat has to be tranquilized to be treated. I'm not trying to make excuses, just explaining how difficult my cat is with the vet.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by CommMajor101
Wow, I didn't know vets made house calls. Another complication with vet stuff is that my cat has to be tranquilized to be treated. I'm not trying to make excuses, just explaining how difficult my cat is with the vet.
What about getting an oral sedative....I had to do that once....the vet gave me Acepromazine to give to my cat.

Katie
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
That I could do! I forgot about that!
post #12 of 13
don't know where in VA you are but there this Mobile Vet maybe this could help.



http://www.nmhpdc.org/index_files/page0033.htm
post #13 of 13
An ear infection is likely but only a vet can diagnose it. If one vet office can't handle her then switch to another vet. The sedatives suggestion is also a good one. It it definitely a hassle to get a stressed out cat to the vet but only a vet can diagnose a problem and prescribe treatment so there really isn't another option.
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