behavior changes

  • My 17 yr old cat lost his  siblings the end of last year .When should I be concerned about behavioral changes

  • Hi Lee, this is Dr Linda, a vet with 10 years of clinical experience.

    I'm very sorry for the loss of your cats.


    We do know that cats will grieve and this can include mild lethargy, temporary food refusal and less interest in being social and playing.

    These signs should be mild and should not last more than a few weeks (though every cat reacts in their own unique way).


    Given your cat is 17, any change in their temperament or behaviour should be looked into by a vet, to ensure we're not missing an underlying medical issue.

  • @Linda Simon I di make an appointment for a senior exam just to make sure thanks

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