Cats who hide

@scribe1 (1207)
United States
April 16, 2007 8:17pm CST
Late last September, my sweet Tabitha, who was 14 years old, began to hide in the closet or under my bed or behind the stove, and refused to come out. She cried piteously when I lifted her away from her hiding places. Her appetite had decreased as well. Even when I helped her in the carrier for an emergency visit to the vet, she positioned herself to sit facing the closed end of the carrier! To make a long story short, she died that night on the way to the vet's office. Tragically, no vets were available after 6 pm. Anyway, know that a cat who insists on hiding may have a serious health problem and should be taken to a COMPETENT vet before it's too late.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 Apr 07
Oh I am so sorry about your cat, it is good that you have posted this info because one day it might be information someone who reads it here may help or will be able to help someone in the future...a good thing to know thank you...
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
one of my cat hides when they know im chasing her and im really laughing coz i think she's playing me... so funny! she hides where she knows i can't see her immediately like under the sofa, under the bed or at the chair in the dining table... i think she's one smart cat... ;)
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
17 Apr 07
AWW, hon, now that's just sad! howevcer, its a known fact that most older animals seem to sense when they are going to die and try to find a place to hide. 14 is a grand old age for a cat to live to and you must have taken very good care of her