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Q: Shorty is Hissing?

February 12, 2011 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 1366 days ago

Ches21

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?

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Kelly
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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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daryl b.
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Feb 12, 2011

maybe it moved wrong. or he got an itch. maybe something surprised him

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