Head bobbing

Meghan GiacopelliMeghan Giacopelli WashingtonMember Posts: 445
edited 18 May, 2011 in Behavior & Training
There is a cat in the shelter I volunteer at. She will look fine, then suddenly her head will bob up and down, like she is nodding 'yes' but sort of side to side a bit too. It will last a few seconds and then stop. Wait a minute and there it goes again. I was wondering if this was a behavior thing, like from being confined for too long, or if it was a medical thing.


  • Marta GasperMarta Gasper FairburyMember Posts: 636
    edited 18 May, 2011
    Could be either..mention it to another staff member to tell the vet when cat is in for a check up. If cat has no other issues is probably behavioral, just her nature, I've seen many cats do it. Could be a neurological problem too if it is too pronounced, one of my fosters is like that, she moves her head in jerky movements sometimes and she's fine. But to know for sure as the shelter vet.
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