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Change in cats behaviour re food

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by lisab345, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. lisab345

    lisab345 PetForums Junior

    Jun 16, 2009
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    My cat Gizmo will be two in July. My partner and I have recently split up and since then his behaviour has changed. He is constantly looking for food. He has recently been wormed so that is not the problem. I have another cat and he pushes her out the way. He has stared raking the bin if he gets the chance. He wakes me up at 5 am to be fed so I have started putting him outside if he does that but he screams constantly at the door. I do not know what to do. Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing?
  2. Jenny1966

    Jenny1966 PetForums VIP

    Feb 7, 2011
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    Firstly ... sorry about the split xx

    Could it be that your cat is just feeling a change in circumstances and is trying to tell you in the only way he can? It's amazing what they pick up on. I know Molly hates change! We just have to move something in the flat and you can tell she isnt happy!

    Not very helpful, but just a thought :)

    Molly also makes a right fuss when my OH goes out anyway and leaves me alone with her!! She acts like a complete loon demolishing everything in her path :)
    #2 Jenny1966, Apr 20, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  3. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Oct 4, 2008
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    I think he is probably missing your ex :( Cats are very sensitive - mine isn't happy if I'm at work in the evenings and will only settle on my DH's lap when I get home.
    I'd recommend trying a Feliway plug-in and see if that helps. Food could just have become a substitute :(
  4. love&dlight

    love&dlight PetForums Junior

    Apr 11, 2011
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    I know its not the same but my dog plays up when my hubby leaves for work. He works away so will be gone for 2 weeks at a time. She makes more fuss then the kids crying to be let out at night ripping stuff up. I found she calms down in the end.
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