Q: Teddy's Behavior?

December 24, 2010 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1859 days ago


Teddy is my 18 year old tordisshell cat Teddy recently decided to get very aggressive when I make my bed. If Teddy is on my bed and I try and move her now she hisses and growls at me for moving her and even swipes her paws at me. She always growled when I moved her off the bed but she has never hissed and tried to scratch and bite me before when I try to move her off of my bed. This is strange Behavior for Teddy so does anyone know why she is acting this way?

Readers' Answers (1)
Michele Z.

Dec 24, 2010

There could be a number of reasons for Teddy's recent "aggressive" behavior. Since she is a senior (18 years old--wow), she may simply not want to be bothered. BUT, it is possible that she has some type of pain or undiagnosed medical condition that is making her respond aggressively. Yes--this means you should have her examined by your vet to determine if there is an underlying medical problem for her recent aggressiveness.

Teddy could also have early (or "not-so-early" at age 18) signs of dementia. Either way, a vet exam is the best way to find out if Teddy has an undiagnosed problem.

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