My cat has become much less active since I got her at the beginning of September from the Humane Society. For the past two weeks she has shown little interest in chasing balls and toy mice, which she did initially. I fear I may have scared her with a paper bag while playing, as I try and exercise her a couple of times a day. She also attacked my leg a couple of times while playing and I squirted her. Have I turned her off of playing? She is eating well, uses the litterbox, and is affectionate, though lately she seems more aloof. She did let me rub her belly today and she licked my hand for about five minutes (!), but she doesn't want to go on my lap as much. Any suggestions? Am I being neurotic, or should I not try and change the behavior? I am afraid she will start to gain weight if she doesn't move around as much. Maybe I am feeding her too much: is two cans of moist food a day too much, plust leaving dry food out? Her ideal weight is eight pounds.
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10/28/02 at 4:42pm