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Would rainy weather influence cat's mood?

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Would rainy weather influence cat's mood?

For the last 5 or 6 days my 15 year old cat has been mostly sitting or laying down. He eats, is affectionate, but does not move much. Didn't throw up. Seems alright in every other way. It's unusual for the kitty to spend so much time sitting or laying down. Whoever gets up first in the morning the cat joins them in the kitchen. Hasn't done it this morning or yesterday. Hope someone has some ideas! Thanks!
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serbianbelle wrote:
Nov 5th, 2017 12:19 pm
For the last 5 or 6 days my 15 year old cat has been mostly sitting or laying down. He eats, is affectionate, but does not move much. Didn't throw up. Seems alright in every other way. It's unusual for the kitty to spend so much time sitting or laying down. Whoever gets up first in the morning the cat joins them in the kitchen. Hasn't done it this morning or yesterday. Hope someone has some ideas! Thanks!
I think you posted on the wrong forum?
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Yep it could. Cats are sensitive to their environment. Maybe hes bummed out that whenever he stares out the window its dark or loud.

Also its normAl for cats to look lazy as eff and bored. Lol. I always think my cat is sick bc we love her. But she is ok!

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I wondered whether his age might have had something to do with kitty being lethargic. Thanks for your reply. I guess cats are more like people.
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It's quite possible I posted this message in the wrong forum. I kind of looked and now I believe I missed the right forum. My apologies. I would think most people who have cats would find the information useful.
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serbianbelle wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 1:10 pm
I wondered whether his age might have had something to do with kitty being lethargic. Thanks for your reply. I guess cats are more like people.
With your cat being older and being lethargic, it might be worth going to the vet to make sure everything's OK if it continues much longer. Obviously your cat isn't hyperthyroid or he'd be the opposite of lethargic. Do you weigh your cat? If you do, you should weigh him and make sure his weight's about what you'd expect to see. Is your cat peeing more than normal? This could indicate something. In my experience, vets aren't great when dealing with older cats and can be very negative and so it can be difficult. But unfortunately it's the only way you can get bloodwork and a urine sample tested properly. I'm not saying there's a problem at all. Obviously I don't know. I'm only suggesting it if the lethargy continues.
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Since your cat is 15 years old has he been eating regularly does he still have his appetite is he using his litter box those things are very important as he is an older cat
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The cat seems pretty good. He kind of slowed down since it became cooler. Vet says kitty's healthy. He goes out
several times a day, since it's cooler stays out for shorter periods. Has good appetite, uses litter box, no problem. I became concerned because kitty wasn't moving much for several days. Now, he's pretty much himself.
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weather has nothing to do with it!
at age 15 a cat is a senior, could be joint pain or arthritis
cats' hide their pain well
if he's eating and using his litterbox he's fine
but senior cats require regular checkups

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