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May 15 2009 @ 11:43 am
Kittie Help  
Cat people...

Okay so my sister's cat, Phoebe, hasn't been eating much. She has thyroid problems and takes a half a pill morning and evening and admittedly the pill has been forgotten a couple of times. But Phoebe barely eats. When we first put the food down she takes a couple bits and then nothing.

She also isn't used to her food being in the kitchen. She used to be locked in a bedroom where her sister couldn't get to her food but now it is more practical to lock my kitty in my room for this. Part of me wonders if Phoebe is worried Sydney is sneaking up on her because she's constantly looks over her shoulder at the food bowl. I wish we could leave her food down but Sydney will just gorge herself to the point of being sick.

Do you think it is just the change? Or do you think there could be something wrong?
Current Mood: worried
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gaelbrady: Wade out into the watergaelbrady on May 15th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
She's in new surroundings. Give her some time. I really do think it's the change.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 15th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Okay. I'm just worrying about her.

carpenyxcarpenyx on May 15th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
It could very well be the change. Cats can be very sensitive (and other pets) to change. However, if it continues too long it could cause health issues if she's not eating at all. Maybe try feeding her in a room with the door closed and see if she eats. It might make her feel more comfortable. If that doesn't help, and it goes on for too long, I'd talk with a vet about it. It sometimes can be a sign of health problems.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 15th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try locking her up tonight for dinner. Maybe it will make a difference.

Cecilie: Stock - Kitty hard daycila81 on May 15th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
I agree with everyone else, It's probably the change, but I would keep an eye on her :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 15th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm going to try making it obvious to her that Sydney is locked up to eat and hope that helps a little.

d: cashel&livingston*hugs*nebakanezer on May 16th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
I agree. Considering she already has health issues, it probably is the new surroundings. I agree that the best thing would be to mimic her previous environment and feed her is a smaller room. If it continues for more than a week and she is getting her pills regularly then I'd call a vet just to see what they say.
Jill aka Jo: CF: I Know!sireesanwar on May 18th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Cool. She was a lot better over the weekend. I think it is just not feeling secure in where she is eating. What I don't get is why she lets her sister eat her food. In everything else she just attacks Sydney but in this she lets her gobble up the food. Grrr....