Fearful Kitten

by Shelly
(Mesa, Az)

I have a kitten who's about 6months old. He was a normal happy kitten until about a month ago when we took out all the carpet and putt in wood floors. He became very fearful and started hiding. I put him in a room away from the commotion and put a farimone collar on him. Within in a couple days he was back to normal and stayed that way for about two weeks. Now all of a sudden he is back to hiding and wont come out from under the couch for ANYTHING, not even for treats or using the litter box. The floor work has been done and no new changes that should of caused this to happen again. Any ideas?


Answer from Kate
Hi I have heard of this before and I think it is just a time issue. Some cats can get freaked out by the tiniest thing and I have even heard of cats choosing not to walk on certain surfaces.

It may well be that the changes have upset him and he is still feeling insecure Or it could be that the new floor still smells strange to him.

If I were you I would give your cat a time out by giving him a few days in a secure room with his toys, bed water litter tray etc to give him time to relax. the you can start to let him explore the rest of the house as he wishes.

Some cats just need time and lots of tlc when changes happen. Don't try to force him to do anything as this will just make things worse.

i have a page about nervous cats which you may find of further interest her

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/scared-cat.html

best wishes Kate

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