Cat personality change

by Brianna Whitlock
(United Kingdom)

Shaved cat

Shaved cat

I have a long haired American gray/Tortoiseshell cat mix, her name is Kitty, we had to shave her because she was covered in mats, and when we got her back, her personality had a compelte 360. Is there anything wrong?

No it is likely that she is just in a little shock and perhaps a little fearful after her experience. After all cats are used to having fur and this may be worrying her at the moment.

I wouldn't worry too much. Give her some space and time to adjust and calm down again. Be there for her but allow her to find her feet again.

Perhaps a new toy would be a good idea to take her mind off of things, distraction techniques like this can be very beneficial for cats who are anxious.

best wishes kate

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by: Cynthia

We have a 20+ male Persian cat who was shaved recently. The surprise is that before he was getting listless and meowing all night. Now he is jumping up on chairs, climbing stairs, jumping on the bed and sleeping through the night. We are thrilled! No more being woken up 3-4 times a night??
He has gone back to doing all the things he used to do!

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