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7/11/14 11:14 A

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Does she not have water available at all times. Hubby keeps a large pan full for the ferrels in our yard He dumps and fills evey morning before going to work. They do drink a lot

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7/7/14 4:08 A

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Glad to hear your fur-baby is improving. Definitely keep an eye on her if she is not drinking water. I'm sure not drinking enough is a sign of a problem, just like drinking to much can be. That's how we discovered our cat's diabetes because he started drinking excessively.
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7/6/14 11:13 A

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Thanks for the replies. Her behavior improved last night a while after I posted this, because I figured out why she was acting like that. It happened the last time she wasn't drinking enough water, but it's been a while and it was slightly different this time. It clicked when she was trying to eat the dog food for the second time in a few days. She starts eating things she isn't supposed to when she is dehydrated. So I got her to drink some water and her behavior changed drastically and she was back to normal, and I swear her fur felt softer after that. I need to keep on top of her drinking water again, I guess. I will take her to the vet if she starts acting weird again, though, but I'm pretty certain this was the issue affecting her behavior.

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7/5/14 9:00 P

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I agree. I think maybe an appointment with your vet to make sure there is nothing physical wrong. If not, maybe there is an emotional issue causing this behavior.

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If your cat's behavior has changed a lot, I would first check with my Vet. It could be an anxiety issue, or a health issue. Cats are difficult creatures to figure out.

Good luck, hope it is nothing serious.



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For the past month, possibly two, my cat has been coming to sit by me and then can't seem to stop "kneading" her claws. I used to be able to stop her by petting her or telling her to lay down, but now nothing works and it even seems out of her control. I don't know if this could be an emotional issue since I've been busy exercising and babysitting. I don't feel I'm any more busy than I was doing my schoolwork and babysitting a couple months ago, but maybe she feels neglected.

She's also been more clingy and in my face. She will lay down beside me most nights this past week or so, and if I stop petting her for more than a few minutes, she will get up and start rubbing her face on or near me and/or just staring at me with all I can describe as the cat version of sad/needy puppy-dog eyes.

Does anyone have any suggestions that could help her? I feel like a bad mom :(

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