nervous cat after going missing

by emma kilcommons

my cat went missing abit back for a week and when she came home she's been acting very nervous and scared hiding all the time and im getting really worried about her

Hi Emma
this is not unusual behavior after a cat goes missing for awhile. Basically your cat has had an experience which has probably been very scary and now even though she is at home she is still anxious about it all.

She may have met a nasty cat or dog on her trip and is frightened that they are around somewhere, this would make her very jumpy and agitated.

My cats are similar if they have a fight in the street with a cat or if the dumper truck takes them by surprise. They spend days after that looking like scared rabbits around the house and jump at the slightest noise.

Hopefully as time passes your cat will forget her experiences and regain her confidence.

best wishes kate

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by: Sarah

my female unfixed kitten is doing the same thing and she has swollen lumps on her back and sides everywhere and is being un social hiding under things all the time and when you touch her she meows in pain, im scared will she die?? we cannot afford the vet. what do i do?

If your cat is in pain you have no choice but to take her to the vets. If you cannot afford the bill then you can release her to a animal charity who can help her and find her another home. You cannot leave a cat in pain.

Speak to your vets they may be able to advise regarding payment.

Pet insurance is not that expensive and is a god send. It has saved me thousands over the years and being a pet owners comes with responsibility.

Please get help for your cat soon.

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