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    MAJOR mood change in my cat after she came home.

    Hi guys im new to the site an looking for some advice because i cant seem to find any info relating to this any where. Basically my 2 year old, black short haired cat, (Tifa who we have had from being a kitten) used to be an inside kitty when she was younger but for the past year she has been staying out a lot of the time. of course she still get fed as regularly as usual and she rarely comes in the house even when we leave the door open. she has always been nice natured, although timid, if she learnt to trust you she was the nicest cat ever. Unfortunately she went missing for about 3-5 days and i got very worried, we put her favourite food out for her and went looking for ages but couldnt find her. until i was at my front door at night and she came running over the fence with 2 new collars on. she had obviously been taken,(possibly taken in) by someone else We have bought countless collars for her and she always finds a way to take them off, so for the past 2 weeks she hasnt had one on. she has always been a very slim cat no matter how much we feed her ( we always give her 3 pouches of good quality wet food a day and her dry food bowl and water bowl is always full.) We managed to get her inside but ever since then she has been aggresive to her son (Shere Khan) and toward me and my girlfriend whenever we pick her up or sit her on our laps she doesnt resist but she growls constantly and then that turns into a meow. we are very worried because she seem like she has changed drastically. (and YES it is definately the same cat.)

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    Get her to the vet - it sounds like she may be in pain for some reason, major mood change is often the only indicator you will get.
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    Yes, take her to the vet for peace of mind and especially b/c she's an outdoor cat. There's no telling what she could pick up. Also, b/c she had collars on means someone has taken her in and she may be missing them. You shouldn't be angry about that. If my cat were outdoors and went missing, I'd be grateful if someone took her in. At least I'd know that she had been taken care of and fed. Let us know what the vet says.
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    thanks, i was considering taking her to the vets anyway My point being we thought she went missing but they had just taken her. I just think its strange how she has always ben fine outside then a family with 2 young girls have taken her in, (we know who took her in now, although we havent spoken to them.) and now she is either in pain or just really p*ss*d all the time. i just worry that they have done something to her while she was in their house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutwa View Post
    thanks, i was considering taking her to the vets anyway My point being we thought she went missing but they had just taken her. I just think its strange how she has always ben fine outside then a family with 2 young girls have taken her in, (we know who took her in now, although we havent spoken to them.) and now she is either in pain or just really p*ss*d all the time. i just worry that they have done something to her while she was in their house.
    In addition to taking her to the vet, you need to speak to the people who took her in and find out what happened. They probably thought she was a stray and were looking out for her, and if their thought was to mistreat her, I doubt they would have gone to the trouble of putting a collar on her. I'm not being cruel in this next statement, but perhaps she is acting strange toward you because she wants to go back to the other people. Just a thought..........
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    Could be a little of both. Cats don't like change. I'd isolate her in a room, just for a couple of days and all the strange (at least to her their strange) scents that are around. It shouldn't take long since she was only gone a short time.

    First order of business though, it a trip to the vet just to be on the safe side!!!

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