Our 10 yr old female cat is having an agressive fear of her tail She is a Main Coon therefore a larg

We were absent from our home for 4 days. A friend came to provide food, water and attention during our absence. After day one of our being away she could not find the cat. When we arrived we found Poupoune hidden under a couch in the dark basement. After much coaching she emerged but was extremely nervous and very afraid when she saw her tail. For 3 days she did not eat nor drink water or use her litter. After much coaching she now will eat, drink and use her litter but is very nervous and is constantly growling and watching her tail. It has been two weeks and she is still nervous while walking about the house and is constantly looking behind at her tail then she starts to attack her tail. This attact will last for several seconds then she will lie down and try to rest and sleep. She is scared of moving and sleeps a lot . Normaly she was an affectionate active cat who slept on our bed. She now sleeps alone and shows agression (growling) when picked up which is not normal for Poupoune.

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  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    I would take her in to the vet for a check up. Any time there is such a drastic change in behavior you should rule out any health issues that could be causing it. She may have injured her tail and the pain is causing her to attack it. Or she may have another problem unrelated to the tail and it is just the easiest thing for her to "blame" and take out her aggression on. I would be concerned that maybe your friend is not telling you the whole story about what happened while you were away.
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