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Causes tremors and jerky movements, and makes m a “wobbly

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causes tremors and jerky movements, and makes him a “wobbly cat.”
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What condition causes tremors and jerky movements, and makes him a “wobbly cat.”?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hi, Sandy. Thanks for your question.

I am not able to provide a phone call at this time, but we can chat over the computer if that's okay.

1) When did these episodes begin?
2) Are they all the time or intermittent?
3) Do you have a video to share of these tremors and jerky movements?
4) Is Wildman still eating and drinking well?
5) How are is urination and bowel habits?
6) Is he indoors only or indoor/outdoor?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Since I adopted him.
All the time.
No video.
He eats and drinks well.
Bathroom habits are normal.
He's an indoor/outdoor cat.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I adopted him 3 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Without a video, it's hard to tell what you're seeing.

If this is all the time, you're unlikely to be seeing seizures. There are conditions that sound similar like cerebellar hypoplasia that can cause jerky movements in cats like this and would be life-long, but the shelter should have disclosed this before adoption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XVyg16ens

If this condition has not been diagnosed, I would take the opportunity to have him examined by your vet. If there are any treatments available, you'd most certainly want to look into them. Otherwise, he may be like this for life.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Checking in. How is wild man?