Mean Cat

by Linette
(Phila, pa)

Hello, my cat is a 6 year old neutered male, who is very mean. He will not let anyone pick him up, and is not very social. He has a good appetite, but we recently cut back on wet food. He now gets one can a day instead of two friskies packets, and a serving of dry food. I have noticed that when he goes in the basement he slouches low to the ground and is walking very cautiosly, as if he is scared. That same night that I noticed that behavior he deficated on the carpet. And now For the past few days he has been deficating on the carpet, on different spots. At first I was angry and I locked him in the basement with the litter box, then the next day he did it again on a differnt spot on the carpet. That morning I put him in the basement and closed the door. When I came home from work , on my lunch, to check on him, he had vomitted his breakfast and he was sitting in the litter box.

I called the vet and they asked if I give him dry food, They said because he is neutered he should not eat dry food unless it is a certain type, because it could cause a urinary blockage, but he is urinating fine. I guess my question is, should I spend the money for a check up, or should I wait a couple of more days to see if the behavior has changed.

Answer by Kate
This does sound strange, the behavior could either be because he has been scared by something and is using the poop as a scent marker. Or as you say he may have a tummy upset etc either caused by the food or a bug.

if i was you i would make sure he has plenty to drink and keep an eye on him for a few more days. if he appear no better then i would say that a check up would be a good idea.

best wishes Kate

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