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should I let my cat jump off the counters ?

Chelsea PetersonChelsea Peterson Swift CurrentMember Posts: 89
edited 26 April, 2010 in Behavior & Training
my cat is 10 months old and he is fit but he has a tummy, but anyway, when he jumps off our island in the kitchen, he shakes (like when i dog gets out of a bath) and he makes a umph sound...so i don't know if it's hurting him or if he can't handle it....do your cat's make a sound after they jump to the floor ??

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  • JinxyBeanJinxyBean AllenMember Posts: 79 ✭✭
    edited 26 April, 2010
    The \"oooof\" sound is not a vocalization of any sensation but air being expelled from his lungs - and that is purrrfectly normal in kitties. I do it too, but with more of a \"huh\" sound! :) If his landings are painful, he\'d avoid jumping off counters in the future....which doesn\'t seem to be the case here. He\'s lucky he can play on the counters! I get hollered at, which seems rather snippy if you ask me.
  • Chelsea PetersonChelsea Peterson Swift CurrentMember Posts: 89
    edited 26 April, 2010
    ya thats the only place he can eat peacefully with out the dogs taking his food and bothering him !
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