How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Cher Your Own Question
Cher, Feline Specialist
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 21333
Experience:  Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Cher is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Do cats get Parkinsons

This answer was rated:

Do cats get Parkinsons
Hello, and welcome back to Just Answer.

How old is your cat?

What symptoms is she exhibiting at this time?

When was her last vet visit and blood work?

Thanks for all your additional detail.
Hello again,

If your cat is exhibiting tremors of her head or limbs, these may appear to be symptoms similar to those experienced by humans with Parkinson's disease; however, while there is no actual Parkinson's condition identified in cats, there are various conditions which can occur in older felines that can cause tremors.

It would be advisable to have your cat evaluated in person by her vet, so you can find out more details about her condition, if she is indeed, showing symptoms of tremors. Severe arthritis, disc degeneration, tumors of the brain or spine, toxins present in the system, and chemical imbalances are a few of the conditions which may be responsible for tremors. Sometimes, they may also be identified as 'idiopathic tremors', meaning they have no known cause, so further testing and research would be necessary.

After your regular vet sees your kitty for an in person examination and some routine senior blood work, it may be necessary to consult with a veterinary neurology specialist, depending on the results of the tests and your vet's recommendations. Your vet should be able to make a reliable referral to someone in your area, or you can search for a veterinary neurologist on your own, here:

I hope all will be well with your furry girl!

I hope you have found this answer helpful; if so, please click 'ACCEPT', as this is the only way I am compensated for helping you (although you have made a deposit, no payment is released to the Expert until you click 'Accept'). Your Positive Feedback is also always greatly appreciated, and Bonuses are welcomed.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns by clicking 'Reply'. Thank you for the opportunity to be of help!

Best regards,
Cher and other Cat Specialists are ready to help you