Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My kitten is 12 weeks old and she eat, goes to the bathroom,

Customer Question
HI my kitten is...

HI my kitten is 12 weeks old and she eat, goes to the bathroom, and allows us to hold her but she's very scared and won't play AT ALL. She stays in her room on her bed all day unless we take her out to cuddle, which is frequently, about 3-4 hours a day. We got her on monday from a breeder. We initially thought she wasn't socialized but not playing with different types of toys is concerning. She doesn't expend any energy.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your kitten?

Nope, don't think so

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 4 hours by:
7/31/2017
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,202
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

1) What breed of cat is she?
2) Have you discussed this concern with the breeder?
3) Has your vet evaluated her yet?
4) Are their other cats in the home?

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It's a Scottish fold female. Breeder won't answer questions. No vet yet. no cats in the house . Was going to take her to the vet tomorrow
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

I think you're making the right decision, particularly since the breeder is avoiding contact now that you have questions. I am concerned that they may know that she has a reserved, shy or fearful personality and simply did not want to disclose the information for fear that she would not have been adopted. An examination would be wise. Your vet will likely want to perform some diagnostics like bloodwork, FIV/FeLV testing, fecal examination, etc. to ensure that the behavior that is being displayed is not due to an underlying health problem. Sometimes a week of time is not enough for a young cat to adjust to their new household, so hopefully she will overcome this concern with time. I would recommend using a feliway diffuser in your home to help reduce stress and help her acclimate. It may be of some usage to leave her in a single room for 1-2 weeks before giving her full roam of the house, as she may be overwhelmed with all the changes and space available to her. If you're able to share a video in the near future of her behaviors, I may be able to assist further in acclimating her and helping to socialize her.

I hope this information has been helpful. I will be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further. Also, before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. A 5-star rating is appreciated as top notch answers are my focus. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply so that I may help until you’ve received the assistance you need. Until you issue a rating, the website will not compensate me for helping you. You will still be able to chat with me even after issuing a rating at no further charge on this thread.

I will also check in with you over the next few days to be sure you don’t need any additional assistance. If you would like to request me in the future for pet-related questions, you can do so by accessing this page: http://www.justanswer.com/pet/expert-pitrottmommy/?rpt=3800

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion?

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask PitRottMommy Your Own Question
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,202
11,202 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue

PitRottMommy is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,928 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,753 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,473 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,557 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,072 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,883 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
Li'l Guy is a 4 year-old short-hair domestic who is usually
Li'l Guy is a 4 year-old short-hair domestic who is usually spunky and loving. He had an episode of bladder blockage due to crystals and is now on the prescription multicare for urinary food, dry. The… read more
Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
70 satisfied customers
I found a kitten in road by my clinic...still had ambillical
I found a kitten in road by my clinic...still had ambillical cord...eyes closed...about day old...took in...cared for almost 2 weeks now....he is on replacement milk bit watered down...eats well...pee… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
21,926 satisfied customers
Cat has been vomiting on/off for past 3 days. Sometimes
Cat has been vomiting on/off for past 3 days. Sometimes thick, sometimes watery. Always yellowish. He's an indoor cat. Has not gotten into anything that I'm aware of. … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
I have a cat and just found out she has a bald spot in her
Hello. I have a cat and just found out she has a bald spot in her fur that's red and pinkish … read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
21,926 satisfied customers
Lots of phlem in her troat. She I'd eating s drinking fine.
Lots of phlem in her troat. She I'd eating s drinking fine. … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
I have an female tiger /bla. & Tiger Cat she has an nose dip
Hello my name is ***** *****&White Tiger Cat she has an nose dip and sneezing and fever also her jaw is shrinking in.Sorry my name is Nadine ********** you can call me at *********… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
21,926 satisfied customers
He's been really lethargic and wobbly. I took him to the vet
He's been really lethargic and wobbly. I took him to the vet and all they would tell me was that it was either a minor infection or he was dying from ivf and they couldnt tell cause there was no test … read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
21,926 satisfied customers
I have two cats. The last few weeks we have noticed crusty
I have two cats. The last few weeks we have noticed crusty scab like spots on their back near the tail. One cat, Zoe, has them worse than the other cat, Ike. They do not seem to bother them but they a… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,168 satisfied customers
Suddenly had bad breath, some drooling, difficulty eating
Suddenly had bad breath, some drooling, difficulty eating her dry food. … read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
4,753 satisfied customers
We have a 16 year old cat who is in end stage renal failure.
We have a 16 year old cat who is in end stage renal failure. This evening, she is having difficulty walking. Very unstable on her hind legs. She is due her SubQs tonight, but I know sometimes those ca… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
4,753 satisfied customers
My cat is walking with his back ached. Not sure. 1year
my cat is walking with his back ached JA: I'll do all I can to help. Did your cat have a fall? Customer: not sure JA: What is your cat's name and age? Customer: Terry 1year JA: Is there anything else … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
Losing her fur. Round her tail the back of her legs a small
Hi losing her fur. Round her tail the back of her legs a small patch on her side, all of her tummy and an area under her shoulder. … read more
CalCatDoc
CalCatDoc
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
511 satisfied customers
I use advantage II for large cats on my cat (monthly) but
Hi. I use advantage II for large cats on my cat (monthly) but recently have a flea problem in the house. I found dead fleas and flea dirt on my cat when I brushed him, and of course I have bites on my… read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
My cat is 18 years old and weighs 5 lbs. She eats dry food
My cat is 18 years old and weighs 5 lbs. She eats dry food periodically throughout the day and 1 can of fancy feast in the morning, 1 can in the evening. The dry food is from our Vet. Her blood work i… read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
She came in the house and peed nothing but blood. Has not
She came in the house and peed nothing but blood. Has not done this before. Sh is 13 years old and has lost weight over the past winter. … read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
4,753 satisfied customers
My cat was drooling too much while he was sleeping. Gigi, 9
Hi, my cat was drooling too much while he was sleeping … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
676 satisfied customers
He started vomiting kind clammy. And tries to walk and
He started vomiting kind clammy. And tries to walk and trembling … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
892 satisfied customers
Shes been sleeping all day only ate and drank a little bit
Shes been sleeping all day only ate and drank a little bit early in the day she is doesnt wanna move from under the bed shes only 6 months old … read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
21,926 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x