Cause for concern?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Sammi Jo and Lulu, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Sammi Jo and Lulu

    Sammi Jo and Lulu Member

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    I almost feel ridiculous posting this, but I wanted to get some advice. Lulu has been through the ringer a bit this last half of the year, diagnosed with diabetes, dental surgery, and a recent UTI. All of these things have been taken care of and healed. She’s still OTJ. We also recently had taken in a relatives cat for a few weeks who was very active and I could tell stressed Lulu out.
    The reason I’m concerned is for the last few nights and early mornings, she has become increasingly more playful. She suddenly is playing more on her own and acting like a bit of a kitten. She’s always been a decently vocal cat, but now she will vocalize while tossing around a mouse. She is still sleeping and eating normally.

    I’m sure this all sounds silly, and I’d like to think that maybe after everything she’s had going on, she’s feeling better and more like a normal cat. But I’m also recognizing some major changes in behavior that weren’t there before. I know I could take her in to the vet, but I thought I’d hear from you guys first.
     
  2. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

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    I got to the stage where I could tell Saoirse was quite far down in the lower part of the BG reference range before getting the meter out because she'd have spontaneous bursts of play, adored chasing her mouse toys and got really kittenish. Usually happened around somewhere between 12am and 2am. I could tell from her mood and her bearing that she was feeling better. Maybe something similar might be happening for Lulu? (I've no idea whether or not this might be the case, I'm just sharing a similar observation I made about my Saoirse's behaviour.)

    Best I can suggest is monitor her behaviour and clinical signs, and if in any doubt whatsoever bring her to the vet for a check-up. No-one knows Lulu like you do. :)


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  3. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    Sometimes another cat can have an influence on a cat's behavior. Maybe an active cat reminded Lulu that she's got some kitten sleeping inside of her!

    If her behavior isn't worrisome (e.g., change in litter box habits, vomitng, seeming like she's in any discomfort) and she's simply more active and playful, I wouldn't worry.

    Last December, I brought a kitten home. I have a 10yo adult male who thought he was large and in charge. The kitten has had him racing up and down the stairs.
     
  4. Sammi Jo and Lulu

    Sammi Jo and Lulu Member

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    Good to know! I definitely plan to keep and eye and to see how this behavior progresses.
     
  5. Sammi Jo and Lulu

    Sammi Jo and Lulu Member

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    I was sort of thinking the same thing. The other cat was a 1yo male, who would often act super crazy and would constantly beg to play. He chased Lulu all around the house. She acted like she didn’t like it but she kept coming around him so I think part of her was having some fun. All I could think while watching her was that she was acting just like the younger cat.

    I have a horrible habit now of overreacting and thinking something is terribly wrong with her, especially after the year she’s had. I’ll try to approach this with a more level head. :joyful:
     
  6. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

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    And you'll probably fail, because you love her so much! ;) :D

    Lulu's a lucky girl to have you for her Person. :cat:


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  7. Sammi Jo and Lulu

    Sammi Jo and Lulu Member

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    Yes, too true. No clue how I’ll ever manage to have children if this is how worried I am about my cat! :rolleyes:
    She’s my best little buddy and I’d do anything for her!
     
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