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posted 10-27-2003 09:20 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi All, I have a situation I am really worried about....
About two weeks ago my cat (9 years old) was suddenly not putting weight on one of her paws. I was out of town, so the babysitter took her to the vet, who said they didn't know what happened, but gave her an antiinflamatory shot.
Now, and since then, she has been acting weird. She is eating and drinking, pooping and peeing, but acts scared of everything and is sleeping more. One second she is acting find, and the next, she is slinking across the floor to hide the way that she does during a thunder storm. Except now it seems to be happening all the time. She comes out from under the bed or couch, seems normal, and then next thing I know she is back underneath.
If anyone has heard of this or knows what it could be, please let me know. I am very very very worried.
Thank you.

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posted 10-27-2003 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message

That is normal behaviour for my cat! She finds new things to be scared of on a daily basis.

Sounds like she was tramatized from the vet visit. Has that happened before? Maybe because you weren't there to comfort her or something happened on the trip there or back. Maybe something happened at the vets office you don't know about? Is your cat a nervous cat to begin with?

So long as she is eating and having bowel movements, I would give her time to sort herself out. My biggest worry is that they go off food or become constipated from nervousness or lack of drinking. You may notice your cat losing some weight from her nervous activity even though she is eating.

As my cat has similar behaviour, my only suggestion is to spoil your cat; give her lots of attention and reassurance and try to keep the same routine every day. As well, keep an eye on her eating and bathroom behavious to make sure they don't change from normal routines.

Good luck.

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