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Old 06-10-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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So I wake up and I don't see the orange tabby anywhere. I call her, silence, i look for her still silence. I start looking in her normal hiding spot and there she is. The problem is she does not want to leave there, something in the living room is scaring her. I brought her in the living room and she freaked out, running back to her hiding spot. She has been exposed to both cats with no issues, the male is laying next to her as he is protective of the "girls."

I pushed various spots like her liver, lungs, felt her rib cage, her head, tail, checked her over and saw no visible sores, cuts, or soft spots. She did not meow in pain or is she is not acting like she is dieing.

I left her spot open so she could sneak out and sniff around proving there is nothing out there to get her. But I am at work now, what do you folks think?
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Is she new to the house? Cats hide when they are sick and they are VERY stoic. You might not be able to tell she was in pain. I've had a cat with a jaw broken in 2 places (car) try to eat hard food. Vet visit in order ASAP!
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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If nothing scary has happened in your home lately and if she has lived there for some time, then you need to take her to the vet. Hiding is a common sign of illness in cats.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: California
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If nothing scary has happened in your home lately and if she has lived there for some time, then you need to take her to the vet. Hiding is a common sign of illness in cats.
Agreed! Cats are notorious for hiding symptoms...but hiding and wanting to be secluded is a good clue.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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She has lived in this area for a year or more and is comfortable with the place. She continues to stair at the living room from where she is at and won't leave the room. When i started walking around she slowly came out, but stood next to the other cat that is laying with her. Why would she freak out about the living room, that is what im curious about

I am horrible at communicating and I hope my words are coming across straight.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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I would call the vet. Cat's that start to behave strangely usually have something wrong. Every time one of mine started to act extremely different, there was some sort of infection. You don't want to wait too long either.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:50 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Did something happen to her in that room?

Is there something new in there, piece of furniture, something that makes a sound - like a fan?
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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I agree with the other posters, cats often crawl off and hide when they are sick or dying.
However, if she is dying, the other cat would most likely avoid her and reject her rather than be lying next to her. That is just the natural manner of cat life. When my 23 year old cat came down to his last days, his lifelong companion cat who was 22 wouldn't even go near him. He totally rejected him.
On the other hand, have you recently had your carpets cleaned or changed the sprinkle that you put on your carpets to hide pet odors or had a strange pet in the house?.
Some cats may react to that.
My good thoughts are with you on a good outcome for your kitty.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:50 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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However, if she is dying, the other cat would most likely avoid her and reject her rather than be lying next to her. That is just the natural manner of cat life.
I doubt the cat is dying but, that said, have to disagree about other cats avoiding one who is dying as my experiences have been totally the opposite. The most memorable was several years ago when 23 year old "George" sprightly walked outside into the sun and lay down in a comfortable spot. I left to run some errands and, when I returned, George was still comfortably curled up, but dead. The other five cats (all much younger and who he had helped raise) were quietly sitting in a circle around him as though guarding him.

Good luck with the ginger kitty - maybe you have a ghost in the house?!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: California
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I doubt the cat is dying but, that said, have to disagree about other cats avoiding one who is dying as my experiences have been totally the opposite. The most memorable was several years ago when 23 year old "George" sprightly walked outside into the sun and lay down in a comfortable spot. I left to run some errands and, when I returned, George was still comfortably curled up, but dead. The other five cats (all much younger and who he had helped raise) were quietly sitting in a circle around him as though guarding him.

Good luck with the ginger kitty - maybe you have a ghost in the house?!
I agree...When one of ours was dying a few years back...all the others refused to leave her. They stayed with her until the end...I have to say, very touching to see the bond they all had.
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