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Tabby Cat 12 Months old Not sure if this is a health problem

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by lul27, Mar 28, 2008.


  1. lul27

    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    I have a young cat, who is currently 12 months old. I have had no health problems with her since about 2 months ago.

    Every three to four weeks she goes through a stage of Meiow a lot and crouching a lot and her back legs seem to kick constandly, This continues for about 2 days and then goes , and she seems normal again.

    Not sure if this is a heath problem as she seems fine generally in herself she eats and drinks fine, and she uses the litter tray fine.

    I thought it could be the fact that she hasn't been neutered?

    Any advice or has anyone had this same problem??
     
  2. Kay73

    Kay73 PetForums VIP

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    sounds like she's in season.
     
  3. lul27

    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    ok thank u !
     
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    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    do u also know wat i could do to stop her from scratching on the furniture ?
     
  5. clare7577

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    get a scratching post!these save your furniture!also getting her spayed will prevent her coming into season.
     
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    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    i do have a scratching post but she doesnt seem to use it
    shed rather do it on the furniture
     
  7. clare7577

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    Try spraying catnip on it.
     
  8. lul27

    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank YOu !
     
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    you must get your cat spayed!! if she is not spayed or mated you risk serious health problems for you cat and she will get very ill.

    i take it she's an indoor cat?

    also for scratching put a cat repellant where she scatches the sofa and maybe get another scratch post too.
     
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    i have 2 catposts in livin room, 1 in kitchen, 3 in hallway & stairs, and one in my bedroom, i find rubbin in dry catnip more effettive than the spray, have you tried puttin your cat to the post and puttin her paws on it to encourage the right place to scratch, do this every time she goes near your furniture.
     
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    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    i also find that she does it late at night and she looks at me when she does it
    i dont know if this is attention seeking?
    i do put her paws up to it but it deosnt seem to encourage her
     
  12. Biawhiska

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    spaying her will calm her down. she will learn if you keep trying.
     
  13. lul27

    lul27 PetForums Newbie

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    ok thank u
     
  14. Kay73

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    cats aint daft, my cat jumps on top of the tv to get my attention , its usually her way to tell me she wants food or its bed time.
    Keep persevering, she'll get there in the end!
     
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    She's just a bit horny and/or it could be that she needs a flat horizontal scratchpost but you do need to get her spayed or as said she could get serious health issues that can be fatal:)
     
  16. Katherna

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    you could try something like cat nip on the scratching post. When I first got my cats i had trouble getting them to scratch at it, I sprinkled a tiny (and I mean tiny) amount of cat nip onto the posts I'd bought within minutes the cats were using the posts rather than the underneath of the sofas or beds.
     
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