(Closed) Usually cuddly cat now runs away? So worried…

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
2633 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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 # 4
1871 posts
Buzzing bee

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. 


  • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  Scarlett11.
Post # 5
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
227 posts
Helper bee

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
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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 # 10
3854 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
730 posts
Busy bee

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
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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….. 

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