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Taylor's seems to be losing her marbles...

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One of my 3 cats, Taylor (13 y/o female), seems to be just "losing it". I adopted her over a year ago. Some days are worse than others, other days she is completely normal. Here's what she does (and none of it is necessarily bad at all); in the past few months or so, she has gotten MUCH more playful. And when she gets playful she gets goofy as heck, it's absolutely HILARIOUS!!! She'll hop around, play-bite if I really egg her on (that's a bad one, I know), pounce the other cats and wrestle hardcore with them. Sometimes, if I sit on the couch, she jumps up and just starts hitting me with her paw. Or if I'm at the computer, she'll either hit me from the floor or the chair behind me. (literally she slaps, not pawing or scratching, but hitting). And she's constantly doing what I call an "old lady meow" which is really funky. I know there's a whole lot more stuff that she does weirder now, I just can't remember all of them.

She doesn't do anything bad though, she's actually very well behaved (to an extent). She finds and uses the litterbox perfectly, knows where the food and water are, and even knows when and where she eats. So she isn't losing it in that sense, but she's gotten much goofier with age.

I should probably mention that she does have cerebellar hypoplasia, and I think that she has gotten a little bit more wobbly and funky/goofy in the past 6 months. Nothing that affects her, she's had it her whole life naturally. The other cats in the house are male/female, both around 1.5-2 years or so, unrelated and all are rescues. Since she's been in my possesion, she's gone to the vet regularly and was just there about a month ago. The vet said that she was 100% healthy, and it could just be that she's aging. But she said that it's nothing to worry about, just "humor her" and keep an eye on her.

I was reading about Feline Cognitive Disorder... Could this possibly be it? I just want to do what's best for Taylor, she's like one of my kids. Definitely the "comic relief" in my home :P Is there anything I should do to make her more comfy as she ages? Any supplements or special diet or anything? She currently gets both wet and dry senior foods.(also she has flaky skin, so if anyone wants to help me with that...)

post #2 of 9
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my bad, the title is messed up. It's supposed to be, "Taylor seems to be losing her marbles.


Also, she seems to be sleeping a lot more in the past 6 months. Is she just old?
post #3 of 9
It sounds to me like she's just happy. I have an 11 year old girl (I have her since she was 4 months old) that was always very subdued but over the past year she started getting wild and playful darting around and getting on my bed jumping around knocking my bedspread off. I call it her kitty moments, she's like a little kitty again. She's healthy too. So I don't worry about it I just laugh watching her.
post #4 of 9
ReeRee has CH also! He is my silliest by far out of the 3. If no one will play with him he'll start to throw himself around the house and meow crazily. I should get a video someday because you have to see it to believe it. My sister was visting one day and caught him in his crazies and was a little scared. But seeing he was fine and just acting like a weirdo made her relax.

It just sounds like she is feeling good and is happy. For flaky skin you could add a fish oil to her food.
post #5 of 9
I just noticed Taylor is the tuxie!! My favorite!! ReeRee is a tux also.
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Originally Posted by fifi1puss View Post
ReeRee has CH also! He is my silliest by far out of the 3. If no one will play with him he'll start to throw himself around the house and meow crazily. I should get a video someday because you have to see it to believe it. My sister was visting one day and caught him in his crazies and was a little scared. But seeing he was fine and just acting like a weirdo made her relax.

It just sounds like she is feeling good and is happy. For flaky skin you could add a fish oil to her food.
CH kitties are the silliest I think of all animals. ReeRee sounds just like Taylor! But instead of throwing herself around the house, she'll meow and hit me. And I'm tellin' ya, sometimes it hurts. She slaps hard!

I have some fish oil capsules left over from when I had the foster cats (they had some nasty skin) and I checked the date on it and they're still good for another year, so I'll start squirting that on her food at night. (I totally should've thought of that one )

It's nice to know she's just comfy here, and nothing is wrong. I'll just sit back and let her get weirder and weirder by the day!

(haha right now she's sitting right behind me sleeping. I went to touch her and she threw her head in the air and belted out a huge meow, almost to say "don't touch me, I'm sleeping!") haha I sure know how to choose 'em!
post #7 of 9
I wonder if one of my cats when I was a teenager had that. He would get into fights with pinecones and the pinecones would throw him and win.
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I wonder if one of my cats when I was a teenager had that. He would get into fights with pinecones and the pinecones would throw him and win.
That is way too funny! Taylor gets into "fits" with inatimate objects, such as blankets, air, toys, big pillows, etc. And most of the time they win, not her. Especially when she's fighting air- Air always seems to have the upper-hand !
post #9 of 9
Do cats have marbles in the first place?

(Anyone ever seen "The Cane Mutiny"? The captain literally lost his marbles in that one.)
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