my 13 yr old cat suddenly changed

by Tomomi
(fort lee, NJ)

I have a 13 yr old cat. While living in upstate ny I let her out freely (house is far from traffic) and she really enjoys the outdoors. Couple months out of the year she spends her time in an apartment (she cannot go outside due to high traffic). I have been doing this for many years now, but this time I wanted to bring her outdoor with a harness on. So for 3 days straight (15 min. each time) I brought her outside - first 2 days she really enjoyed it but yesterday it was a totally different story. She was okay in the beginning but after awhile she started to freak out so I took her inside. After that she ran under the bed and wouldn't come out. I wanted to see what was wrong with her so I pulled her out but she ran and hid under the couch. After that she laid on the floor as if she was unable to move. When I touch her she expressed pain by screaming at me. This is highly unusual for her because she is such a warm, quiet, docile cat!! She doesn't really move, she sometimes screams out in pain when she walks (not always), she hides under the bed the whole day, she stopped doing what she loves, she eats less frequent, and has not gone to the bathroom since. Please help me. I am planning to take her to the vet - hopefully tomorrow but I am worried sick!!

Answer by Kate
Hi this does sound strange. I wonder if she was bitten by something or perhaps got something stuck in it.

i think it is a good idea to take her to the vet and perhaps have her feet and legs thoroughly checked.

I hope she is Ok

best wishes Kate

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