Cat is shaking while he sleeps.

(21 Posts)
GrouchyKiwi Mon 25-Apr-16 22:04:40

Is this a sign of illness or just something that some cats do?

As far as we know he has only started doing it in the last couple of days.

mineofuselessinformation Mon 25-Apr-16 22:05:44

Is he dreaming?

sonlypuppyfat Mon 25-Apr-16 22:06:07

My cat does a twitchy dreamy thing is it like that

FinnMcCool Mon 25-Apr-16 22:06:08

Dreaming?

GrouchyKiwi Mon 25-Apr-16 22:07:01

Possibly? His eyes are closed. It's near constant at the moment. Occasionally he'll stop if DH puts his hand on him in the right place.

GrouchyKiwi Mon 25-Apr-16 22:07:40

It's not just a twitch though. It's like shivering when you're cold.

cozietoesie Mon 25-Apr-16 22:20:17

How old is he - and is this the only thing you've noticed?

Oh - and are you sure he's warm enough?

GrouchyKiwi Mon 25-Apr-16 22:27:19

He's just about one, and yes, the only thing we've noticed.

I think he's warm enough. We first noticed it when he was sitting snuggled between the two of us, and the house is warm.

He is a slim cat, though. So maybe he's colder than we think? (Vet isn't worried about his size, btw. His brother is bordering on overweight so they are weighed monthly at the moment.)

cozietoesie Mon 25-Apr-16 22:41:52

I reckon I'd still cover him with a light blanket just now and see if that helps - and maybe have a chat with his vet tomorrow. For reassurance if nothing else. (What you described sounds more like continuous trembling than dream twitching.)

Iwillorderthefood Mon 25-Apr-16 22:44:07

Is he panting too? I wonder if you should check out thyroid function?

cozietoesie Mon 25-Apr-16 22:47:55

Well it sounds as if it might possibly be a lowered blood sugar level for some reason - difficult to say what.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Apr-16 08:24:14

Yes, continuous trembling covers it.

DH is going to call the vet today.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Apr-16 08:30:58

Good luck then. Let us know how things go.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Apr-16 08:32:01

PS - did you try to warm him up at all?

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Apr-16 08:38:35

No, he ran off to fight with his brother just after I made the post! We'll try that if he does it again today. And I'll check if he does it during the day too.

I'm not a cat person so they don't sleep near me during the day. They've got a cosy tower instead.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Apr-16 08:40:22

iwillorder No panting. Just the trembling/shivering/shaking.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Apr-16 08:57:24

Maybe get DH to phone early on in the day and not to leave it till what would be the end of practice hours then. And make sure he's fed well on time.

RubbishMantra Tue 26-Apr-16 13:13:01

And have your mobile or video-camera at the ready to film when he starts to shiver, to show to the vet.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Apr-16 13:17:39

That's a good idea, thanks Mantra.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Apr-16 13:40:49

An excellent idea. The blighters nearly always put their 'best foot forward' movement-wise when they attend a vet. (They can't do much about bloods etc.)

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Apr-16 15:40:55

DH has spoken to vet and got an appointment for Saturday. Vet also mentioned videoing the trembling.

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