Q: Shorty is Hissing?
When I play with Shorty he plays and enjoys it and even purr's but the other day I was playing with Shorty he all of a sudden hissed but then he continued playing he is 8 years old and Shorty has never done this before I have had him since he was a kitten. So I was wondering is this hissing at the toy after playing for awhile and then continueing to play as if nothing is wrong normal or not?
Feb 12, 2011
Has he ever done this before? Has he done it since? When was his last wellness exam? Any sudden change in behavior can be a sign of a health problem. If you have noticed any other changes in his behavior & its been a while since he's had an exam, a wellness exam might be a good idea. At 8 years old, he's well into middle age & more at risk of of developing the ailments of older cats. A sudden hiss could indicate pain. This could be related to illness or be as simple as he caught his claw on the carpet & it hurt. On the other hand, it could just be an emotional or behavioral reaction. Was play getting a little rough at the time? If so, he might have just been wound up & a little aggressive behavior showed through. Its possible the hiss had nothing at all to do with the toy but with a scent or sound he picked up on while playing. Its hard to say.
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