i have two indoor cats. one of them has started shaking her head after her ears are touched. i have read that head shaking is a sign of ear mites, but my cat only shakes her head when i touch her ears (or she is grooming or scratching them). otherwise her ears don't seem to bother her. she still likes me to pet and touch her and does not avoid it. but afterwards she has to shake her head out. this has been going on for a couple of months....
Your cat might have ear mites. Look in your cats' ears, if you see black dots or black junk in his ears, then that's what it is. You can buy ear mite med in any store, no need to see the vet for this. If there's no black stuff in the ears, then I'd take the cat to the vet.
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