I have a mix-breed cat named Noelle that I got from a local humane society 7 years ago, when she was a few months old. She spent the first night in a box, sleeping in newspaper. She's high-strung and touchy, and terrifies my three year old labrador and other cat. To make a long story short, I've just moved about a month ago, and it seems as though Noelle has lost it. She'll skip meals (I feed she and the other cat breakfast and dinner which consists of dry and wet catfood) and run about screaming and hungry. When I feed her, she'll sniff her food, turn up her nose, and then run away crying. Then she'll hide herself under the couch recliner or the bed. What can I do to calm her down? If you need any more info, I'll give it to you... but I need help - if she doesn't calm down, I'm liable to go nuts as well!
Sounds like she's just reacting badly to the move. I had a friend who's cat started peeing in the middle of their bed to let them know she was mad when they moved. Cats have a weird way of telling us things. Did she start right away? My kitten's breeder had suggested some herbal stuff to calm down my sister's feral kittens called Rescue Remedy. We didn't try it yet, but you can check out their website at rescueremedy.com to see if it might help. They have formulas for different problems (humans and pets). And she said that you can get it at a health food store and not just online. Her mom worked for a cat rescue place that used it. But I also wouldn't rule out something medically wrong. Is she eating at all? Drinking? Using the litterbox?
i also agree with all of the aboves! but if it carrys on happening eg. 2 weeks after the move, then i would defilitley get your cat checked out by your local vet. that is exactly what my cat did when he moved in to my house. he never ate and was permanantly crying. i just put it down to the fact he was missing the company baecause he came from a house with 9 cats. i just left him for a little while and he settled in. he now knows when to get fed and is not scared to go to his litterbox. he still crys from time to time though.
i laugh alot so please ignore me. unless of course a mad cat comes charging up to me clawing at my eyes in which case i would really like some help!
As you said your cat was a bit nuts before the move so i think it may not be the cause of the cat being mad.my cat when a kitten had been mistreated and was very wild,i found the only way to stop her being nuts was to hold her in a blanket and stroke her making baby cooing noises.she is now 10 years old and the most adorable cat.if you have other pets,and because of her madness,shy away from her she will become worse.you need to sit in a quiet room with only her and make the cooing noises,play with her and slowly build your confidence and hers. cats are very smart she will pick up on your efforts of kindness and probably calm down. hope this helps.