It is her adult coat growing in combined with seasonal malting.
Vet said it is usually not noticed on a short-hair, but he said "except when an owner is a bit attached..." and looked at me over his glasses
Oh well...can't help loving her. She's a cool cat
Had her teeth cleaned whilst there, as per yearly stipulation of the insurance policy. <more a teeth check they require, but I just had them cleaned anyway, and he just charged me for the consultation..out of pity>
Thankyou for listening fellow Litterers.... I am so glad you guys are here
I have to brush my elderly cat every day otherwise her fur goes spiky and 'oily'. She does have trouble grooming herself now as she had a spinal lesion last year that affected her mobility but as your cat is young and healthy that won't be the case.
I was thinking this is a development thing. It just sort of stands up, like she looks a bit scruffy. But I have heard loads of times that the coat change can mean illness, so I am going to take her tomorrow to the vet, who lobbed off her ovaries and whom Poppy won't forget
What cozie says! It never hurts to get her checked over, and much better use of a day being with your cat than your manager! Please come back tomorrow and let us know how she is (and how you're enjoying your absence from work).
Appointment made for tomorrow morning. Have took an emergency annual leave from work just now, to much sniggering from my manager about "wasting a day's holiday on a cat" <twat> <rather the cat than be with her>
Oh please make it be nothing. Please. I won't sleep tonight
I am sure this topic has been done before, but I can't find a thread
I'm sure it's nothing to worry about <hopeful>, but my Poppy's fur has sort of 'changed'. She is a black/tortie moggy <the best>, and her coat is officially short-haired, but is I would say quite 'ample' and maybe a bit mid-length. Last few days, I have noticed it has changed from being laying flat to 'spiking' a bit. Not just down the spine, but practically all over. On her head, and on her back hunches when she is crouching/lying down. It isn't that noticeable, but it is to me as I know every hair on her
I know it can be a sign of dehydration, but she is drinking/eating fine, and weeing fine (mix of wet/dry food). I also read it is a sign of anticipation/anxiety/fright, but she is an indoor cat (outdoor access available but she's not that bothered), and we are not decorating or anything and nothing has changed in human or cat routines.
Could it just be her normal 'development' as such? She is nearly 2 so is moving into full adulthood, so maybe her fur is changing like human hair does with age? <shrugs>
Am I missing something, or being just a PFC nutter?