My cat twitching.

by Sara

My cat keeps twitching and won't sit still and she stops to lick herself vigorously once in awhile. She's about 5 years old. And quite small-ish for an adult cat.

Is this normal or should i immediately take her to the vet?
She's a family cat and has been with me for years.
I'm just 15 and i'm really worried.

Answer by Kate
sounds to me like she may have fleas Or she may have an allergy.

My own cat has an allergy to flea bites so even though she is flea free if she gets bitten by one that hops on from outside she will have an allergic reaction and start to twitch madly, run around and lick herself like crazy.

The first time it happened we took her to the vets who gave her a antihistamine injection and told us to make sure that she is always flea free (monthly spot on treatment). Now the twitching only happens occassionally when she gets bitten from outside.

Make sure she doesn't have fleas first and if so treat her for them. If after treatment she continues to twitch you may want to check with your vet in case she has other allergies or a skin problem.

best wishes Kate

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Twitch-skin syndrome
by: Cat Owner

I have noticed that when my cats don't have flease for a while, and then aquire a flea or two, they will behave as you described. If you are sure there are no fleas, research a condition called Twitch-Skin syndrome. Good luck with your kitty.

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