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Sisters cat on her holidays with us- hissing

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CarmonEileen Wed 17-Jun-15 21:03:19

My sister has left her year old (ish) cat with us whilst on holiday for a week.
On sunday after being settled in she took herself off under the chair (right inside the mechanics of it ) and didn't come out until late Monday - hadn't eaten or drank.
Yesterday she came out and ate a small amount and used litter tray- had a fuss but doesn't like being picked up, just wants a fuss on her terms.
Today she decided to go up into dds bedroom cue panic from me not being able to find her- she was right behind the top of bed. On finding her she hissed at me, but came up for a fuss and i brought her back down as she hadn't eaten.
She has now hissed at DH Ds & Dd. Is it just a case of her being frightened?
I'm concerned she isn't eating or drinking enough, barely touching water if at all. She is a tiny framed little thing. i purchased some cat milk in the hope she might drink something. She isn't at all like our cat that died last January who loved attention etc.
Could anyone advise on the way forward? We have her until Monday night.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 17-Jun-15 22:07:40

Sulking. You are not her real mom.

Leave food out with a bit of boiled water mixed in so she gets some moisture and keep it away from her tray.

If you ignore her she'll probably start coming to you but she is missing her mum.

CarmonEileen Wed 17-Jun-15 23:06:35

Thanks fluffy, i just feel so sad for her. She doesn't like being cuddled so i talk to her lots and stroke when she 'asks' for it. She's just had some more food and a few dreamies - are they like a drug? she went crackers for them
Thanks for the advice hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

BettyCatKitten Wed 17-Jun-15 23:09:09

Dreamies=crack cocaine for catsgrin

CarmonEileen Wed 17-Jun-15 23:29:50

Haha really. i only put 6 down. i hope she doesn't go wild during the night wink

Limer Wed 17-Jun-15 23:33:42

6 Dreamies!!!! OMG she'll love you forever.

Lots of cats hiss an awful lot, generally it just means they're slightly miffed rather than hysterically angry.

RubbishMantra Thu 18-Jun-15 01:07:55

Like Fluffy says, boiled water mixed in with her wet food to ensure hydration. Or tuna in spring water not brine. cats don't tolerate salt too well. Sprinkle a few crumbled up Dreamies on top, cat munchie heaven.

The hissing issue? MCat enjoys sleeping on DH's feet. If DH has the audacity to shift even an inch, we're woken up with full on horror film vampire hisses.

lljkk Thu 18-Jun-15 06:55:01

cats don't like new places, just let her settle.

CarmonEileen Thu 18-Jun-15 07:29:13

Limer- was that too many? smile

She wont touch human food so may buy some cat tuna if that's recommend.

Not seen her yet this morning but had eaten her food and used tray again so am pleased.
Again thank you so much for your help.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 18-Jun-15 15:30:41

The worst bit will be the joyful reunion when she tells your dsis how awful it's all been for her.

RubbishMantra Thu 18-Jun-15 15:55:04

Ooh, I just noticed she's staying with you, not you feeding her at her house. Be super vigilant re. keeping doors and windows closed.

Have you tried her with some prawns? Or shredded chicken breast?

I don't think 6 Dreamies are excessive. Mine get double that throughout the day.

Branleuse Thu 18-Jun-15 16:01:32

the cat is probably just completely freaked out, and has no concept that her owner will be coming back, and would have been happier staying in her own house with someone dropping to feed her. You cant do much else, just accept that she will be in kitty-hell this week and stressed to the max, and thankful that its only a week.

CarmonEileen Thu 18-Jun-15 16:05:22

Haha Fluffy. that's hilarious - I'm sure she will too! grin

CarmonEileen Thu 18-Jun-15 16:07:33

RubbishMantra yes shes at mine- we have been extremely careful - i love having my doors open so the house feels quite stuffy without the fresh air blowing through.
She doesn't eat any human food so haven't tried prawns but do have a few in the freezer so i will defrost a few to try.

CarmonEileen Thu 18-Jun-15 16:11:07

Branleuse I agree, today has been somewhat of a break through, shes happy, actively coming out of the chair and playing, coming to me for attention so i am really happy. Maybe next year a cattery would be less stressful for her, i think my sister preferred the thought of her having attention than being on her own. grin

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