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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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He is unsocialble, stiffens when I pick him up and wants to

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He is unsocialble, stiffens when I pick him up and wants to hide all the time. He is 16 and we were gone for 8 days. A friend came in once a day to take care of litter and food. He has a water fountain that maintains itself. He is a 'one person' cat, but is not aggressive to strangers.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I'm a veterinarian with over 25 years experience and would be happy to work with you.
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Did you friend mention if he was eating and eliminating normally while you were gone?
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Is he eating and eliminating normally now that you have returned and he is hiding?
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When was the last time you know that he passed urine?
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Thanks and I will respond further after you reply. There may be a slight delay while I formulate and type a thorough response or I may be offline, but if so, I will respond as soon as I am able.