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there's something wrong with one of my cats

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Tinfoiled Wed 21-Oct-15 16:22:44

sad one of 2 rescues we've had for about 6 months. She's always been nervy and took quite a while to settle in. But she did and was affectionate to me (bit standoffish with everyone else admittedly). Buy she seems unhappy again. Jumpy and less affectionate - spends loads of time outside. She's eating normally and has no obvious injuries at all. I did notice the claws on her back paws looked a bit broken off though. I think she's very territorial and I've seen other cats in our garden I've never seen before. She does get into fights. I've ordered a feliway diffuser to see if it helps. Is there anything else I can do? I feel really sad that she has regressed so much into a stressed unaffectionate cat again when she was coming on so well...

bonzo77 Wed 21-Oct-15 16:26:09

My vet said if the claws are badly scuffed / broken you should be suspicious of an altercation with a car. Because the cat normally will tidy itself up and will usually only avoid found so if it's very sore. Can indicate anything from sore toes to a pelvic fracture. Take her to the vet if you can catch her.

bonzo77 Wed 21-Oct-15 16:26:41

found doing

Tinfoiled Wed 21-Oct-15 16:30:24

Thanjs. I honestly don't think that anything like that has happened as she's sleeping eating moving and jumping etc all completely normally. I notuced the claw thing a couple of weeks ago whrn she also had an obviously scratched nose from a fight. So i'm thinking It's more likely it happened in a fight or maybe running away? It's more behavioural problems I think?

thecatneuterer Wed 21-Oct-15 16:41:07

Do you have a cat flap. Do you think other cats could be coming into the house?

Tinfoiled Wed 21-Oct-15 16:46:40

Yes there's a cat flap. I don't think there's any coming in as I'm around most of the day. I noticed a large fluffy grey cat peering in but he scarpered when he saw me. Ive noticed a smell as if a cat has been spraying outside the front door maybe. I think she's stressed really but I don't know how to help her. They're kept in at night.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Wed 21-Oct-15 17:23:07

Has her relationship with your other cat changed at all? How old are they?

Tinfoiled Wed 21-Oct-15 17:30:29

They're both around 1. Not sisters but close. She's a bit more aloof with the other one but still instigates grooming sessions and sleeps next to her often?

Lunastarfish Wed 21-Oct-15 17:33:43

My cat is often bullied, he is like this when he's having a territory war over our garden

ShipwreckedAndComatose Wed 21-Oct-15 18:00:50

Is it possible that she doesn't want to be as close to the other cat as she gets older? Just wondering if that is why she is more nervy in the home

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