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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My normally outgoing cat suddenly became skittish and hides

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My normally outgoing cat suddenly became skittish and hides after a visit by a floor and upholstery cleaner came in. Seems she is mostly afraid of men . Its been several months. I bought the calming collars and diffusers but she is not snapping out of it. My father stayed here a couple of nights and she hid the entire time,
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Winx, she was born with one e
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about e?
Customer: No, she is a rescue but I got her when she was a kitten
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am so sorry to hear about your problems with your kitty! That must be very frustrating!

Has everything else been normal? Appetite and energy level unchanged? Any vomiting or diarrhea? Urinating outside the litterbox? Increase in water intake?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
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Expert:  Kelly Wright replied 23 days ago.

Hello, I am Dr. Wright

Expert:  Kelly Wright replied 23 days ago.

Behavioral problems are always difficult with cats. I wish we could read there minds! I have seen a lot of cats act strangely after an event like you describe.