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cakebaby Wed 07-Oct-20 21:44:24

Our 3 yr old rescue moggy who we have had for 18 months has suddenly become very restless. She’s not keen on DS aged 7 but would sit next to him on the sofa on an adults lap when he’s gone to bed. She loves it outside in summer so it was no surprise she spent most of her time in the garden and came in for a lap sit in the eves. Last year when it got darker and cooler she was in, plonked on a lap at the earliest opportunity. This year she’s up and down, on lap, off lap, outside, inside, she just can’t seem to sit still. She’s eating ok & is zonked out all night just fine. She’s always over groomed her tummy since before we got her. I’ve got a feliway but no effect. She seems so lost confused Can anyone interpret what’s going on and what I can do to help her relax a bit?

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cakebaby Wed 07-Oct-20 21:53:10

Sorry, forgot the rules grin

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Toddlerteaplease Wed 07-Oct-20 22:32:27

If it wasn't for the white paws, I'd think that's my parents cat! No advice about the restlessness I'm afraid.

Deux Wed 07-Oct-20 22:37:01

Could it be the rain? My cats hate the rain and can’t settle at all if we have lots of consecutive days of rain. It seems to upset their routine and equilibrium.

They’re in then out then back in again. Then looking outside and meowing at me. Then out, back in. Repeat until the rain stops.

bravotango Wed 07-Oct-20 22:39:49

100% agree with above comment about the rain!

TroysMammy Thu 08-Oct-20 07:22:20

The rain, wind and the full moon on the wane.

Beamur Thu 08-Oct-20 07:26:04

One of mine seems to have gone a bit wild at the moment! Happy enough but only really friendly to DD and keeps bothering my older cat! I've ordered exra Feliway too.
Change in the weather seems to have made her more restless. I've bought a new cat tree to try and soak up some of the energy.

Em3978 Thu 08-Oct-20 07:30:31

She's a bit young, but thyroid problems can lead to restlessness and over grooming. With bearing in mind to mention to the vet if it carries on.

cakebaby Thu 08-Oct-20 20:05:22

Thank you all, I'll keep an eye on her, she's being a very strange kitty

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