Post # 1
I have an adopted cat (We got hmi last year) from the SPCA. Ever since we’ve gotten him, he;s been nothing but cuddly and vocal. He will climb on your chest or lay on your head, whatever as long as he can be near you, meowing and purring the whole time. <br />Normally Stan (the cat) greets us at the door when we come home. I came home from class today, and I heard him jump off the bed, and he hardly meows, sees me and runs away, hiding under the coffee table. I follow, and noticed he threw up a bit on the kitchen table. I tried to call him but he laid there. 🙁 It looks like he had puke or snot from his nose and up to his head. I called and layed on the floor and he meowed a bit more so quietly (normally he’s like a fog horn) and he ran away… He’s hiding under the bed. 🙁 Normally he’s all over me! There’s been nothing out of the oridinary at all… Same food, treats, all of that… He just blinked slowly and walked like he was in pain? <br />I’m so worried!! Any help?? 🙁
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
That does sound worrisome :/. I would call your vet & see what they think or at the very least just take him there even if that means paying a co-pay for them to tell you that your cat is fine & juat being grumpy or something!
Post # 3
stephanie091512: Thank you… I tried the vet but they are booked till Monday! :'( Poor guy. I tried to go see him again, and he’s still hiding under the bed. 🙁
Post # 4
Is there another vet or emergency vet? Can your regular vet recommend someone else? It sounds like something may be physically wrong with him.
Editing to add: It really could be a lot of different things, he could have eaten something he shouldn’t have. I had a cat who behaved somewhat similar and he was having sudden liver problems.
Post # 5
Haruyou: is it possible he ate something he shouldn’t have? We have a cat that has made himself very sick eating things like pieces of plastic bags, sections of carpet, etc. If he still is acting out of sorts tomorrow, or if he gets worse, I would take him to an emergency vet Just to be safe
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
DEFO bring him to the vet. My extremely loveable cat was acting really out of sorts last week and i noticed that he had been vomiting while we were sleeping. I got the soonest vet visit I could, and he ended up being there for 2 full days. My cat is 10 years old, but he had never been sick before.
If there is a 24 hour vet or animal urgent care go.
Post # 7
Uh oh… I would be worried too, to be honest. Though it’s possible that he’s fine and just got spooked by something that happened in the past few days. Maybe someone accidentally stepped on his foot and now he’s shy of getting close? Or maybe he ate too fast and puked, and felt really ashamed, and now he’s avoiding you? (My cat does this a lot.)
I’d try to lure him out with some catnip, if you have some. If he has a really unusual response to it, I would check out some different vets and see if anyone has an opening earlier than Monday.
I hope your kitty ends up being ok!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah, if he’s still acting weird tomorrow, I’d take him to any vet that can get you in. You know what they say about cats – they don’t really act sick until they’re about to die.
BUT! Don’t be too scared. My cat was doing something similar a couple weeks ago and the next day, he was fine. I have no idea what his deal was. Also, cats definitely get little colds or respiratory infections like people. Not life threatening, just make them sniffly and sick for a few days…
Post # 9
Thank you everyone. I finally got in tomorrow morning, but I’m in class so I’ll have to get someone to take him.
I tried to get his fav toy or catnip and he still ignores me… And his fur is all puffy like he’s super upset or something?
I’m so worried… I’ll keep you all posted!
Post # 10
Haruyou: Take him to an emergency clinic if your vet is booked. Did you explain that you thought he was seriously ill? Can you ask if they can squeeze you in early or late? Otherweise, take him to an emergency clinic. Do you have mobile vets where you live? We have one nearby that will make emergency calls.
If he’s running away from you, he could be ill. Cats don’t like to be handeld when they are feeling ill. If you can’t coax him out or he is still acting this way tomorrow morning do NOT wait until Monday. Find an emergency clinic–no exceptions.
Post # 11
Exactly what the last poster said. It’s very worrisome that your vet didn’t tell you to bring your cat in now. I would call another vet for a consultation or go to an urgent clinic…now.hopefully everything’s fine, but early attention keeps a small problem from exploding. Waiting isn’t ok. If your cat is ever acting like it’s not doing well, it needs a vet. Good luck To you and the lovely cat.
Post # 12
Haruyou: Could you be pregnant? I have heard of cats showing this behaviour around pregnant owners before. It has to do with their amazing sense of smell and hormones.
Alternatively he might have gotten a scare today. Was he home alone before this happened?
Take him to the vet to be sure that it isn’t something medical. Better safe than sorry.
Post # 13
My cat did this once. Turned out it was incredibly serious. Unknown at the time, I was feeding him dry food and it caught up with his kidneys. Thank God after 4 days of intensive care at the vet he came back to us. Seriously the biggest scare of my life! I am so thankful my little man is okay…..
Post # 14
Hello all. The vet is looking him over now, says that he might have a fever, so she’s putting fluid under his skin and giving him antibiotics. <br /><br /><br />
Last night he came out from under the dresser, and kind of shivered and snuffled a bit. 🙁 Tried to meow poor guy…
j_jaye: No way I could be pregnant. He was home alone for a few hours, and before he was just fine. But normally when he’s scared,coaxing him and talking softly lures him out. He wanted nothing to do with me 🙁
Post # 15
Update: So, Stan has been home now. Thought he was getting a bit better by moving around… he’s sitting on his fav cat tree so that was a bonus… But he will not eat or drink… I tried warming up food and mushing it up with water, treats, nothing… He won’t drink from the tap like he loved to, nor lick at a damp cloth or water out of my hands…