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Old 04-13-2010, 06:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! My cat is shaking his front left paw very often! First I thought there might be something under his paw that gave him pain and I checked but there is nothing.. And he just runs and jumps around without a problem.. Could this be something pychological? Anyone had something similar or do you know anything about this?
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My cats shake their front paw and walk away when they have had either enough of me, or enough food, enough water, enough of me brushing them. And its both my cats, not just the one, and my friends youngest cat does it too, so I dont think its anything to worry about
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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haha thanx yes mine walks away after doing that too!! So it seems to be a typical behavior phew...
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would only worry about it if he is also holding that paw up a lot, avoiding putting weight on it. If he's doing that it could be a bug bite.
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Shaking the paw is a sign of disgust.
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Cats also vigorously shake their paw after eating, just before they lick it and start "cleaning up" after a meal.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you all. No, he doesnt hold it up. Just shakes it.. And I noticed a few days ago that he shakes both paws, not one of them only. Cat language is really interesting Now I am observing his behaviors closer so that I might figure out why he is doing that.. Disgust and having enough of something are possible yet he does it out of nowhere too.. Now he is chasing a fly haha looks so funny
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Interesting! I always wonder why Miso did that.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yesterday I offered Badem some cheese, although I knew he didnt like cheese. He licked it once and then shook his paw and turned away
Today there was a bug on the floor. I showed it to him. He smelled it and then shook his paw again.. Maybe it is a sign of dislike as some of you said before
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