Why Is My Cat Acting Weird: Are These the First Symptoms of Illness or a Pet’s Bad Mood
Sudden changes in cat behavior are usually alarming. And the first thing we do in this situation is Google to find the answer. However, sometimes it can take invaluable minutes, and perhaps you need to call your veterinarian, and not try to find an answer on the Internet. After all, the reasons can be different: from a bad mood to the first symptoms of the disease. Therefore, we advise you to familiarize yourself with this topic in advance to know how to react in such a situation. Enjoy the reading!
Why Is My Cat Freaking Out for No Reason?
Cats don’t have the habit of behaving strangely for no reason. Most likely, you simply do not understand the reason for this behavior. At the beginning of April, we already discussed with you why actions that seem strange to you are quite normal for your cat. You can read the article here. However, let’s consider those cases when the actions of a kitten, and then an adult cat, are considered strange.
My Kitten Acting Crazy
The kitten’s behavior changes with age but sometimes their early actions seem strange and incomprehensible to the owner. For example, a kitten asks for affection and then begins to bite you, or exactly the opposite. Of course, this behavior should not be encouraged but it should not be considered strange either. At the age of 5 to 7 months, puberty occurs, if you have not spayed your pet, then be prepared for a strange cat behavior. It seems that it is not OK but, constant meowing, attempts to go outside and protruding priests are clear signs of estrus in female cats. When it comes to male cats, they can become aggressive.
My Cat Being Weird: Common Reasons
If the growing-up process has passed, and the cat sometimes does strange actions, then you need to look for the reason. Today we will look at the most common ones. However, remember that sometimes this is a signal for help. Therefore, it will not be superfluous to show your cat to the veterinarian.
Can a Cat Be Depressed?
Your cat liked to sleep during the day and to be naughty at night. Or it played with its favorite toy during the day and slept at night. The usual behavior of your cat is known only to you and we can only guess. However, if the pet has changed the usual routine of the bottom, for example, it sleeps more, does not show any activity. The first thing you think cat acting strangely. Perhaps you have changed your place of residence or one of the family members no longer lives with you. Then it is most likely depression. Try to show the utmost care and attention, if you feel that you are not coping, contact your veterinarian for help.
I Guess My Cat Is Stressed
This reason is related to the previous because if you do not help the cat cope with stress, it may grow into depression. When your cat acting crazy in a new environment, such as throwing things off, running around the room for several hours, then limit its space. Leave it in one room and place the usual things there. When a cat gets used to it, it will be possible to give access to the entire apartment. If you haven’t left your cat for a long time at home before, then gradually increase the time of your absence to avoid stress.
The Cat Did Not Like a New Pet
If you got another cat, then the cat might not accept the new family member. He senses danger and anxiety that another pet will take away his food, water, and attention. Make sure that each pet has its territory, separate cat litter boxes and toes for food and water. You can try to bring pets closer together during the game but give equal attention to each of them.
Is My Cat Acting Strange Due to Disease?
Let’s take a look at the most obvious signs of illness, which could have caused this strange behavior.
- If you are sure that your cat is not vomiting due to hairballs, then you do not need to self-medicate. When vomiting, the cat behaves inactive, sometimes lies in one place and it seems that he is sleeping. You may not even notice that your cat vomited, but pay attention to his passive behavior.
- Your cat licks itself too often. The cat acting weird but it was clean? This is a sign of stress or depression that may be causing the illness.
- Poor appetite or excessive food intake can have a variety of causes, from a lack of vitamins to serious illness. Only your veterinarian can determine the cause. The main thing is not to panic: “Oh, the cat has gone crazy.”
- Excessive fluid balance is both a sign of strange behavior and a symptom of diseases such as diabetes. Of course, if your cat drank a lot after a walk or play and it did not happen again, then there is nothing wrong with that.
“The cat freaking out for no reason. What can I do?” Remember, the reason exists, just find it. We hope that our article is a good adviser for you. Thank you for being with us and read the article to the end. Share with us the most strange that your cat did in the comments. See you soon on the pages of our blog!
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