worried about my cat

by Chelsea
(Hollywood, FL USA)

We got my cat spayed while she was pregnant and the vet kept her overnight.They said she was fine, she was when she came home but as soon as a door opened, she pushed herself out.Later she came in and hid. It has been a week and she has not come out of hiding and no one can find her. What should I do? I`m so worried something happened to her!

Answer by Kate
So your cat is somewhere in the house but you can't find her? I find this difficult to understand as if she has been hiding in the house for a week, you would have at least seen her eating or using the litter or the very least smelt any of her eliminations around the home. So i am guessing she has got out again and is outside and that is why you cannot find her.

it is not unusual for cats to become stressed or a little fearful after an operations etc, after all they may be feeling a little odd, they will have experienced new surrounding and people and smells etc. All very unsettling for a cat.

All you can really do is to keep calling her, leaving food for her inside and out if you are not sure where they are. if you do suspect that she may be outside, try putting posters up and talking to neighbours in case she has hidden in someone else's out buildings etc.

Normally a cat after a week or so if they can get back home would come looking for food and the things they know.

i have a web page about lost cats and the things you can do to try and find them here


I hope you find her soon

best wishes Kate

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