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Why does my cat sit close to the wall and stare at it? Not

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head pressing, just staring. JA: I'm...
why does my cat sit close to the wall and stare at it? Not head pressing, just staring.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: around 2 years old and his name is teddy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about teddy?
Customer: No, this is just some weird thing that I've never seen before. He's active, gets along well with the other cats (3 in total), eats, drinks water, etc.
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Cher, Feline Specialist replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Cher, Feline Specialist replied 10 months ago

Hello again,

If Teddy always does this at the same wall, it's possible he may see minuscule insects on the wall. If he does it on other walls, insects or even shadows are possible, that attract him and peak his interest. It's also possible that he may hear something or smell something on or near this wall.

There are certain medical issues that may cause a cat to start into space or stare at a wall and one is feline hyperesthesia. Typically with this condition, a cat's skin will ripple or twitch on her back and she will take off running through the house for no discernible reason. This is a neurological condition, so if more has to be looked into, your regular vet might refer you to a veterinary neurology specialist. Here is more information:

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/HyperesthesiaSyndrome.cfm

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you.
Cat Veterinarian: Cher, Feline Specialist replied 10 months ago

You're most welcome! It's my pleasure to be of help to you and Teddy!

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