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Susan wrote at 2011-07-26 22:43:13
I have a geriatric cat as well, but I'm the one with rapid uncontrollable eye movement as you describe.  It is accompanied by a tremor in the eye.  This may be hard to see on a cat, but much easier from the inside of a human.  I have been to three specialists so far and have gotten no answer.  It will be interesting what a vet says about this.  Perhaps it could apply to a human.

jo wrote at 2012-11-29 06:25:35

I had a cat that had the same symptoms some years ago about this time of year . This kitty also had a kitten with her. On awaking one morning I found her doing what you described with your kitty.She was fine the night before, and the kitten was fine! So off to the vets we went kitten included. They told me that they had seen this on rare accounts and really could not pin point what causes this , possibly bacterial. But when they had seen it , it was always in the fall / early winter months, as rare as it was.Now I am just going on what I was told, they said to contain her in a small area with the kitten to prevent her from hurting herself and that it would pass in 3- 7 days . Well it did and she and kitty are doing fine today,This hasnt happened for about 7 years now, But this evening my older male cat seems to be having similar symptoms that you expressed with your kitty, I am on this sight looking for the answer or some insight as you are. And will be going to the vets to see what they can tell us! If anyone has any info it would be much appreciated!! Thank you!


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I can answer most non-veterinary questions about cats. My particular expertise is pedigree cats, breeding and showing. However, I am versed in feline behavior, cat breeds and their characteristics, general feline husbandry, and the like.


I judged for the Canadian Cat Association from 1975 until 1982. I am currently an approved allbreed judge for the Cat Fanciers'' Association (the world''s largets cat registry), and have been judging for them since 1991. I have been breeding pedigreed cats since 1971 and have been exhibiting pedigreed cats in shows since 1970. I obtained my first pedigreed cat in 1970 and have never looked back. In 1971, I obtained my first Abyssinian which has become my primary breed. In addition, I have bred Manx and Persians. Currently, besides the Abyssinians, I am also breeding Maine Coons.

Cat Fanciers'' Association, inc. (CFA) and the Manx, Maine Coon, and Abyssinian breed councils. I am currently Abyssinian breed council secretary.

Cat Fancy Magazine, The Abyssinian Chapter in The Cat Fanciers'' Association Complete Cat Book, and Articles for various editions of The Cat Fanciers'' Association Yearbook

I received a B.S. from Drexel University in 1968, a M.Math from University of Waterloo, in 1970, a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo in 1975, and a MBA from McMaster University in 1980. I received my approved allbreed judging status in the Cat Fanciers'' Association in 1999.

Awards and Honors
We have produced a number of Cat Fanciers'' Association (CFA) National winning Abyssinian and Maine Coons. We have produced a number of Abyssinian and Maine Coon Distinguished Merit females (an award for a top producing cat), including the first Distinguished Merit Abyssinian in the red (sorrel) color. I am the CFA Abyssinian breed council secretary and belong and/or hold office in a number of cat clubs. I am also a member of the CFA Judges Association.

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