whats wrong with out kitty, help please!

by dani
(puyallup wa)

A few months ago we adopted two cats from the shelter, they were brothers but in seperate cages. Well, last weekend we took one of the brothers back because he was to frightened of our children and would only come out from under the bed at night time. Now the cat that we still have is acting strange.. he wouldn't eat for a couple days then yesterday when he did eat he threw it all up. Is this because we no longer have his brother? Or do you think he is really sick? Alos, he peed in my sons bedroom today instead of using the litterbox. What's going on? Please help! (He's around 2 years old)

Answer from KAte
well it is very possible that your cat is missing his brother. Cats do experience loss and can go through a period of grief.

The urinating could also be an indication that he feels anxious and is trying to make himself feel more at home by scenting the home. this is normal. Please see this page for more on this


Your cat with a little time should relax and get over the change but if he does not or the symptoms continue ie the vomiting, then a trip to the vets may be a good idea.

It is a shame that the other cat was taken back to the shelter, he may just have needed more time to settle in his new home and there are also things available which help to calm nervous and anxious cats

I hope things settle down for your cat soon. Give him time and lots of tlc.

best wishes Kate

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