new behavior in my cat

by Hannah
(germany)

We have a blue point himilayan very sweet male cat,18 months old. He las lived with us less than a year(9mos.) and is very loveable. We are a military family and got orders soon after we got him, and recently moved overseas. I have tried my best to help him adjust. He is using his litter box and most of his behavior seems normal, except he will run wildly and suddenly turn on himself and attack himself. Is this normal? Other wise, he interacts with us as a family very much the same way as before the move. He cuddles and purrs and plays with his toys and strings, etc. We have been over seas now three weeks, and have been in three hotels, and have been in our new permanent house now for two weeks. Unfortunately we do not yet have our household goods, so we have borrowed minimal furnishings, thus the house is empty looking and echoes. We expect our stuff in another week or so. Should I expect him to calm down once he recognizes home stuff and the smell of him on the stuff? Is there anything special I shoudl be doing? I am his person, so he tends to spend his quiet time cuddling with me.

Thank You!

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Hi
poor kitty, they don't much like change and he has gone through quite a bit as of late, so yes it is very likely that he is feeling anxious etc. You could try buying some felaway spray for him, this is supposed to help calm anxious cats down especially during stressful times.

Also check that he is flea free and that his skin is ok. this sudden turning and attacking himself could be due to a flea bite etc or skin allergy.

I will add some pages on my site which you may find of further help.

best wishes kate

scared-cat.html

cat-fleas.html

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

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