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Strange change in behavior
Hello this is my first post here. My friend useses Caster all the time for info and recomended I join.
I have a 13yr old male cat named Rascal who's behavior has changed a lot since my other cat died on Dec 30th. He had been in the same house with her for most of his life.
The female cat had done most of the talking. She was the one who always asked for food but that was about it. Rascal was fairly silent most of the time.
Since the female died (she did not die in our home) he has become a different cat. He meows ALL the time. Non stop. He seems to be eating fine. He stills playes more often then not. How ever he will not leave me alone. He was never a very cuddly cat, he will sit next to you for a while and sleep in the same bed but never sat in my lap. He has become very needy.
He now will insist on sitting in my lap where ever I am.
When ever I move he starts to meow.
He howels when I leave the house.
Some times when I am sitting still he will come in the room and meow until i get up or jump on me.
He has started sleeping in the part of the bed where the other cat slept.
He seems to get angry when I don't pay attention to him.
Just wondering if this kind of dramatic behavior change is normal or if something may be wrong. I took him to the vet a little over month ago and his blood work came back normal.
I would be interested in any thoughts on the matter.