last night (around almost exactly 11:00 pm), he snuck out of the house and got into a fight in my backyard with another neighborhood cat. Grain Free Cat Food for Urinary/Bladder Health. The most common post-surgical cat behaviors are the result of anesthetics still coursing through your kitty's system hours later. Once the cats are separated, pick up your cat. I think he's just confused. I am guessing she will need to go to the vet to get any bites/scratches attended to. If a cat is suddenly scared of everything, consider if anything in its life is different. Even the friendliest of cats can get into an altercation with another cat, dog or other domesticated or wild animal. WOMEN have been stripping off and brawling in their bikinis for paying fans as part of a shocking new trend. Our indoor cat got outside, maybe tangled with a feral cat. Your cat may have encountered a predator and no longer feels safe. We reinforced all of the windows and have had no issues since then. A trauma like that can take a while to recover from. Make sure you are following your veterinarian’s recommendations regarding pain relief or if your cat seems to be in pain, schedule an appointment to have it checked out. Add one tablespoon of rice cereal or boiled white rice. One of my cats who seldom goes out was gone for several days, and when he came home he was freaked out like this, hid under the couch, would not go near any of us. It’s likely they’ve inherited this behaviour from their wild ancestors as cats in the wild who are suffering from an injury will often try to hide it in an attempt to dupe predators into thinking they’re not vulnerable. If your cat suddenly starts drooling when she never did before, it’s a cause for concern. Cat Treats. I see no injuries and she moves fine but she’s displaying most of the other symptoms above. She had her shots and rabies but I’m worried is all:/ Maybe it’s just a pride thing! Everything I've read about cats biting humans says to get it treated by an MD pronto. Moe was a happy cat, well behaved, only used the scratching post and stayed on the floor and was afraid to step foot outside. nthing wait it out. Rosa Pomar/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Treats are a wonderful way to “love” your pets because critters don’t have a choice; they all have to eat. Those last few items blew my theory out of the water. My cat just got into a fight with a neighbor's cat. Although cats may also attack dogs, they most commonly attack other cats. If this doesn't go away after today, then I suggest getting a, I would take kitty to the vet and make sure. Often cat fights sound way worse than they are. It's awful. My cat has just returned home after a cat fight. The male cat, Jack, took it very well. They will normally cause severe abscesses which can appear soon after a fight. The most common post-surgical cat behaviors are the result of anesthetics still coursing through … Oh, and the one other thing to worry about as someone alluded to is figuring out if the other cat has any disease which might be communicable via bites, not sure what vet will recommend as a preventative if you're not sure but would guess it can wait until morning. In the past, when my cat only has minor scratches I have opted not to go to the vet and just been very vigilant for the next week, continuing to clean and watch the scratches. Can Dogs Live Together After Fighting? I determined he was not injured, when he finally let me get near, but he kept this weird behavior up for about a week. By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA Replied on 04/19/2011. My poor cat is new to the outdoors at 2 yrs old and she got in a fight with another cat for the first time. It could be that your cat has had a change in her diabetic status and that 4 units of insulin is too high a dose for her now. They will see you panic and they will do the same so if you remain calm they will also be more relaxed. Even if your cat was vaccinated for FIV, the vaccine is not very effective, so you should get him tested. Knowing which ones signal danger can keep you both more comfortable. It freaked her out so much that she misplaced her aggression onto whomever was nearby. It is OK for hr to have tuna but it does not contain taurine which is essential in a cats diet So she needs to eat some cat food too. Thank you jesus. If your cat is sleeping all day and not eating or generally just seems like he's not feeling well, there's a good chance he may be sick. Mom or dad calms the children down, hearing both points of view and in time, they are once again playing happily. When this happens, bite wounds can occur. Causes of Pet Lethargy. This morning he is completely lethargic. Not knowing what to expect while your kitty's recovering can make this even worse. So glad to hear it! In fact, they may recommend rabies prophylaxis for you as well, and quarantine for your cat. The emotional signs exhibited by a cat that has been intentionally mishandled or abused can vary greatly from those found in a cat that has been hurt in a fight, or a cat that has hurt itself by accident. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Thanks everyone. He'll likely be a bit subdued for a few days and then it should be uphill. 2 Assess the health of the animals involved in the fight. Our indoor cat spent a night outdoors last year. Scratches, unless they land on the face/belly, usually are mostly fur and not much skin involved. Now he is angry towards our other cat, jumps on the dining room table and scratches the couch and tries to get outside. They fought and chased to several locations while we shouted for them to stop and eventually the ended up in the bathroom, screeching and clawing more intensely than we've ever seen. Heard terrible noise outside so rushed out to see my cat fighting with another cat. We tried waiting, training, calming spray, an herbal product from our vet called Nutricalm and, finally, after several years and several recurrences, Prozac. Do you know the neighbor cat, and whether it is up to date on shots? In fact, we didn't even realize he had gotten out until we were awakened in the middle of the night by a cat fight on our back porch. We once had a cat hide out for a couple of weeks after a (to him, at least) "terrible event". Cat skin heals fast, but what that can mean is that a puncture wound from another cat's incisor can go unnoticed till it abscesses. Cat fights will often start with puffy tails or hissing, spitting, or growling as warning signs, which gives you an opportunity to intervene in a calm manner. How beat up is your cat? I'm sorry to hear this has happened and appreciate you must be very concerned. Bites can be bad, but they're worse if they're in a place the cat can't clean themselves, so a bite she can reach that isn't too deep may need no attention while a shallow bite where she can't reach might need treatment. Our cat had reactions like this just from smelling/hearing strays through the window. Knowing the subtle signs of illness will help you get your cat the attention he needs. I couldn't get a vet appointment for another ~2 days after that. Having a vet check over ALL of a spooked kitty for damage means there's strong possibility they will miss something. Indoor cat found after 24 hrs. Shortly after giving my cat her insulin shot, she just acts exhausted, and sometimes goes under the bed and sleeps for a long time.She gets 4 units of insulin twice a day. The vet seemed very unalarmed by all of this, cleaned/shaved around the wound, gave him an antibiotic shot and determined he didn't need stitches. These wounds can remain hidden by hair. An infected bite or cut will take a few days to be easily spotted.*. My indoor cat made those sounds and hid in the same way after he returned from an escape. It is getting later in the day, my regular vet is closing soon, and I may have to wait until morning to see them. This will prevent it from re-engaging with the other cat. Your cat had a very scary experience and then when it thought it was safe things got scary again (though what happened is pretty normal when there are 2 cats in the house and one comes back smelling different) he needs some space to process it, fussing it and the like will just stress it. His terror subsided after a day of that terrible noise. Pain after an injury can also keep your cat from feeling as happy as it usually is. Reply. by Grace56 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:49 am Dave had one hell of a scrap this morning with another cat. Cat-girl was in a fight last week, and got her eye injured in the process. I broke up the fight, but my cat was spooked and wouldn't come to me, so I haven't had a chance to look her over. With proper introductions, your cat may actually agree that the new kitten/dog/cat/rabbit was a loving gift after all. Your cat could also be sick or injured. While tastes vary, generally you can find something that the cat loves. Pay close attention to your cat's eating, drinking, and elimination until you take him to the vet. She's very subdued but ate some dinner. He seems almost lifeless and barely responsive. I later found out that the neighbours heard cats fighting just before. She's home. Hopefully yours will reorient and mellow out faster, but misplaced aggression is a thing to ask your vet about if it lingers. You need to stay relaxed and talk in soothing tones, even if a fight seems to be brewing. A friend had an indoor cat who escaped and was out for a week, and it also took that one a while to come back to normal, but he is fine now too. My cat (Male & 2 years old) is being strange, but in a complicated way. We turned on the light and saw a cat that looked amazingly identical to our boy tangling with a yellow tabby that runs around the neighborhood. Nth waiting it out. Give him some time to feel and smell like himself again. Doesn't sound like a problem - no cat fight problems here. A young woman has claimed a violent mid-air brawl on a Jetstar flight that forced an emergency landing in Bali to remove six aggressive passengers was sparked by a disagreement over a seat. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Make sure you are following your veterinarian’s recommendations regarding pain relief or if your cat seems to be in pain, schedule an appointment to have it checked out. He got back from the vet and smelled nothing like himself, causing uproar with the other kitties. Do you have any idea whether she might have fallen a significant distance, or landed awkwardly? 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