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shaking cat-- a little concerned

post #1 of 10
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Yesterday and today I noticed Mollie was shaking/quivering while laying down and stretching. is this normal?
post #2 of 10
Cats will vibrate while they're stretching. Although I've only noticed when they do their cat-backs and hind leg stretches. If that's the only time you notice it, that's probably what it is. If it's more like a tremor and it happens at other times, then you probably need to see a vet. It's hard to say without actually seeing it.
post #3 of 10
When tuffy was still sick with his infection he would lay on my chest and shiver like he was cold. So I would take a blanket and cover him while he was on my chest with just his head sticking out and in a little while he would stop shivering like he was warmed up again. I have not seen him do this since he has been healthy again.

I don't know if this is anything like what your kitty his doing. I have seen all of them like shiver when stretching, the dog does it and I even do it when stretching my legs good.
post #4 of 10
Sometimes they do it in their sleep.
post #5 of 10
Although it's most likely harmless, when in doubt, a trip to Mollie's Vet is in order to ensure she remains in the best of health
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Originally Posted by coaster
Cats will vibrate while they're stretching. Although I've only noticed when they do their cat-backs and hind leg stretches. If that's the only time you notice it, that's probably what it is. If it's more like a tremor and it happens at other times, then you probably need to see a vet. It's hard to say without actually seeing it.
I agree. Has your body ever shaken a little when you've stretched? Same thing...IF it's only happening when your babe's stretching. If it happens at other times, let us know.
post #7 of 10
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It actually happens when she is laying down on her side.... I am taking her to the vet tonight...I need help with some flea control...I used Frontline on Sunday and see no fleas on her, but she is still biting herself like she has them. They said she could be allergic to them so they could give her something to help with the itching and I am going to have them check for fleas as well just to make sure they are gone! I am also going to ask about her shaking...
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Karscott
It actually happens when she is laying down on her side.... I am taking her to the vet tonight...I need help with some flea control...I used Frontline on Sunday and see no fleas on her, but she is still biting herself like she has them. They said she could be allergic to them so they could give her something to help with the itching and I am going to have them check for fleas as well just to make sure they are gone! I am also going to ask about her shaking...
Hmm...yeah, I would definitely take her in, then. I'm sorry...I misunderstood you somehow. It's worth looking into.

Let us know how she is, ok?
post #9 of 10
this is an old thread, but found it via google under - 'shaking cat'.

my cat also shakes, i'm posting because i've noticed you mentioned frontline on said shaking cat.

my cat didn't start shaking until i gave her frontline. i think it's a pretty serious neurotixin. did you ever resolve the issue? i'm going to take my shaking cat to the vet soon...
post #10 of 10
If the nervous system is affected, you'll see more than just shaking. You'll see difficulty in walking, jumping and running. Have you noticed anything else unusual that started about the time you applied the Frontline? I've been using it for several years on my cats with no problems.
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