(Closed) concerned cat mom

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@omglauren:  Sounds like stress to me because he’s still eating his treats.  If my cat won’t eat his food, I try his treats which he also goes NUTSO for, and if he’s not eating those a vet trip is in his immediate future.

 

How long have your parents been home?  They may smell funny from the trip which also bugs cats 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

You’re probably right about stress. Things weren’t “right” within the house and he was all sorts of worried. One of my old cats was a stray before we took him in. He was all kinds of a mess. When we’d go away for a few days and come back he’d be mad at us. Wouldn’t want to come greet us, wouldn’t want anything to do with us until he got over it. He would eventually come back out of hiding and start being his normal, albeit skittish, self within a few hours.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Probably stress. Sounds like my girl kitty. He’ll be fine.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds like our cat! She gets stressed over the littlest things. Once, we had moved around furniture and she couldn’t locate her “scratcher” (which is actually not a scratcher but a wicker plant stand – whatev.). It took her a few days to find the scratcher, in which time I had contemplated taking her to her vet because she was acting strange. Sure enough, as soon as I pointed out the scratcher she was fine. 

They do make chewable, herbal supplements for cats called “Composure” that help them deal with stress & anxiety. We give them to our baby if we have company coming over or an upcoming change to routine to help her cope. Just a thought for the future! They are over the counter, sold at our vet office and about $9 for 30 chews. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I used to joke that my cat would get mad at me when I would go on vacation. She was a feral kitten so she’s always had the fearful behavior going on. Anyway, when I was living with my parents, she knew the sound of my door opening and would always come running to be in my room with me. She also comes when I call her. After we would get back from vacation she would ignore me for about a week. Wouldn’t come to the sound of my door or when I would call. I wouldn’t really see her for the week. Then she would warm back up and everything would be back to normal. Cats are weird and will react differently to changes, especially if they are more sensitive to begin with. I wouldn’t worry.

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