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    DON1122 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    May 6, 2008, 11:55 AM
    Unusual behavior
    Ive Had My Cat For Nearly 9 Years.she Is About 13. We Moved House About Seven Months Ago
    My Cat Stayed In For The First Four Months But Has Been Going Out A Little Each Day.not At Night.since Then She Don't Want To Come In Much Anymore.and Will Only Eat Pouch Food And Dried Nothing Else.when We Call Her In She Stands Beneath The Window Kind Of Howling Looking Up But Not Jumping Up To Get In Yet We Know She Can.and When She Is In She Is Howling To Get Really Upset By This.she Has Always Been Close To Us And Has Always Ate Varied Food Without The Fussiness.she Also Came Back The Other Day With A Front Fang Type Tooth Missing.any Ideas Please.thank You.
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    May 6, 2008, 12:07 PM
    Call me cruel, but my cat does not go outside.

    While this may seem odd to some, let me explain.

    I love my cat. I don't want anything to happen to her, like having her tooth knocked out.
    When she was a kitten, we did take her out once. She got into a huge rose bush, got stuck, was very traumatic, for her, and for us. I rescued her, and took her back inside. Now, you could stand with the door wide open for two hours, she will not try to get out. I think she has a very good memory!

    The move has obviously upset your cat. Given the fact that it is used to being outdoors, I would not recommend changing that since it would just cause more confusion.

    All I can say is as long as the cat goes outdoors, you can expect that things are going to happen to it that you will have no control over. As far as the stand offish behavior, I suspect that will calm down as the cat gets more used to the new surroundings.

    I hope things get better for you!
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    May 7, 2008, 01:12 PM
    Next time she doesint come in when you tell her go out and get her. And when she howls to get out tell her "no" . I agree with progunr the move has upset her and you should prevent her from going outside at all. OR! When she goes outside, follow her... don't let her see you see where she is giong... that's what I would do.

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