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New cat acting weird

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I just got a new cat from the pound, she is about 5 years old. We are not sure if it has been fixed, but we are taking her in later this week.

She is a very friendly cat. She always sleeps with me on my bed, loves jumping up on my lap, and she is great!

My problem is that she often will start crouching down with her bum in the air, and just start meowing, and twitching her feet. She always does this when she hears someone walking up the stairs, but she will also just start doing it out of nowhere. She usually does this for about 5-10 minutes, and during that time, although she still purrs and enjoys my company, it seems like she may be suffering from something...

Can anyone tell me what the problem could be?
post #2 of 5
She sounds like she might be in heat to me. Depending on where you live, it is heat season right now.

Glad to hear that you are getting her into the vets. A physical exam will give you a lot more information.

Welcome to TCS!
post #3 of 5
Yep it sounds like she is in heat- and she should get to a vet soon, and NOT be let outside.
post #4 of 5
Sounds like it's the start of a heat cycle.

You may find that her calls may get louder over the next few days before the vet visit. Don't let her outside, even if she begs.

Good luck and welcome to TheCatSite.
post #5 of 5
ah yes, the heat cycle... it sounds creepy and evil, but I think it's funny when they do it. Of course, they don't get let outside (and prepare yourself for the meows: they'll drive you up the wall). But scratch her rump and watch her bum rise up. Her legs will really start working doubletime. Take her tail and drap it over her back. Another way to get her legs working doubletime. Like I said, that sounds creepy and demented (and sick) but my family always gets a kick out of it when Buffy does it. Or, when she did it. She got spayed about a month ago... I'm glad I did, as the family was getting sick and tired of her meows, and it got to the point where she wasn't really safe from my brother and dad (they don't see the harm in throwing her down the stairs and locking the door ). But take advantage of the funny stuff while you can
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