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Old January 17th 04, 05:59 AM
Rex
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Hello,

After spending almost a grand, there seems to be not one Vet in Canada that
would diagnose this problem with our cat.

He moves his head from left to right frequently with a chewing motion. I
know it is hard to explain but I'll try ...

Imagine a human vigourously chewing gum and at the same time nodding his
head.

We thought initially it was hairball but that is not the case. It has been
going for a month now and his eating has almost stopped even though he takes
a few jabs of his food here and there and generally seems to be in a poor
health.

Had anyone had or heard of this problem with cats.

Thanks in advance.



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Old January 17th 04, 06:37 PM
Mary
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Imagine a human vigourously chewing gum and at the same time nodding his
head.

We thought initially it was hairball but that is not the case. It has been
going for a month now and his eating has almost stopped even though he takes
a few jabs of his food here and there and generally seems to be in a poor
health.

Had anyone had or heard of this problem with cats.

Thanks in advance.


As the others said, it could be an inner ear issue or dental problem. I do
squirrel rescue and I sometimes get in squirrels with head injuries. They nod
their head, sometimes chew. Generally it goes away in a couple of weeks if it
was not a major head injury. I had one who did it forever. He couldn't eat
normally. I had to feed him with a syringe. Hopefully it's just a dental issue.

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Old January 17th 04, 06:37 PM
Mary
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Imagine a human vigourously chewing gum and at the same time nodding his
head.

We thought initially it was hairball but that is not the case. It has been
going for a month now and his eating has almost stopped even though he takes
a few jabs of his food here and there and generally seems to be in a poor
health.

Had anyone had or heard of this problem with cats.

Thanks in advance.


As the others said, it could be an inner ear issue or dental problem. I do
squirrel rescue and I sometimes get in squirrels with head injuries. They nod
their head, sometimes chew. Generally it goes away in a couple of weeks if it
was not a major head injury. I had one who did it forever. He couldn't eat
normally. I had to feed him with a syringe. Hopefully it's just a dental issue.

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Old January 17th 04, 06:37 PM
Mary
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Imagine a human vigourously chewing gum and at the same time nodding his
head.

We thought initially it was hairball but that is not the case. It has been
going for a month now and his eating has almost stopped even though he takes
a few jabs of his food here and there and generally seems to be in a poor
health.

Had anyone had or heard of this problem with cats.

Thanks in advance.


As the others said, it could be an inner ear issue or dental problem. I do
squirrel rescue and I sometimes get in squirrels with head injuries. They nod
their head, sometimes chew. Generally it goes away in a couple of weeks if it
was not a major head injury. I had one who did it forever. He couldn't eat
normally. I had to feed him with a syringe. Hopefully it's just a dental issue.

 




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