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My Maine Coon Cat is acting strange. At first he would ask

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My Maine Coon Cat is acting strange. At first he would ask for his evening treat but after getting he would yowl forever until I locked him in the bathroom for a while until he realized that wasn't acceptable behavior. Then he began getting up on places he knew he wasn't allowed and being disaplined for that. Now for the past week or so he has been hiding in a corner of my bedroom only coming out briefly to eat or use his litter box and shows no interest in going outside (which he usually does during the day). I can pry him out and cuddle him for a while and he purrs then goes right back to his corner.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Have you noticed any change in his appetite? Any change in his amount of thirst or urination?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
His appetite does seem to have decreased however his urination seems about the same.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I can see your response now. Based on your description, it sounds like he is more withdrawn/lethargic, has behavior changes (vocalization), and a decreased appetite. It is likely that he has a metabolic problem (such as renal disease, liver disease, or pancreatitis) rather than a simple behavioral issue.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I highly recommend getting him to your local vet as soon as possible. I would start with a physical exam and blood work. This may be enough to diagnose his condition so that we can begin a targeted treatment plan. Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.