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Both of my cats refuse to touch any floors. Carpet or

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Both of my cats refuse to touch any floors. Carpet or laminate. They have been just hanging out on the kutchen countertops and cat condo for about 3 days now. 1 male, 1 female. Brother and sister. Both 4 years old.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your cat?
Customer: Afraid of the floor
JA: Where does your cat seem to hurt?
Customer: They dont seem to hurt at all. Just scared of the floor.
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Tela and Ocelot
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?
Customer: They are mainly indoor, but do venture outside in a fenced in backyard about an hour a day.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 5 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. What an unusual circumstance. Most cats will prefer to be at an elevation, but will still typically walk on the floor unless there is something on the floor that is scaring them. Let me ask a couple of questions.

Is this a new residence?

Have you moved your furniture around?

Is there another animal in the household that may be chasing them (cat or dog)?

Have you just cleaned the floors?

Are they not getting down to use their litter boxes? Lets start there.