Aby-a-Day 30 April: Jacoby’s mood swings (Medical Monday)

Last week, Jacoby and I went to the vet to check out his sudden shift in attitude.

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Now, those of you who have followed Jacoby’s career know that he is fine in any situation.

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And, most of the time I have known him, he has been bulletproof. He’s been through some stuff with me, and he survived it. But lately, he’s been pacing and yowling and growling, and also lashing out at Alfred and Angel. When I clipped his claws, he growled at me the entire time. He never growls when I clip his claws!

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But the last time we went to the vet, he needed to wear this almost-muzzle just to draw a blood sample!

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Jake growled and hissed throughout a completely normal examination. His growling and hissing is so…wrong. The vet palpated his body, and she decided he has some soreness, but his bloodwork was completely normal. She has him on Metacam for 20 days, so we’ll see if that helps.

This angriness in Jake is so unlike him…I hope he gets over it.

3 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day 30 April: Jacoby’s mood swings (Medical Monday)

  1. If he has ever been “testy” at all, I think you’ll find the habit intensifies with age. Clawdius ended his Ch. career because he growled at Lois Jensen in his second ring as a Ch. (re: Tigerflower motto: “we don’t take no crap from no cat”). Since then, he is borderline annoying for needing to sit in our laps, purring his brains out, full time BUT…if he goes to the vet, he is a screaming banshee. If it’s an issue, suggest a consult with a kitty shrink. Barbara Mariano is good, I’ll connect for you if needed.

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  2. I haven’t been reading your blog all that long, and in that time Pyret and Logan have joined the Star Clan. Even if Jacoby wasn’t terribly close to either of them he is certainly aware of the change in the dynamic, and probably of their increased trips to the vet in the course of their illnesses, I hope he gets to feeling better, whatever is bothering him, Purrs.

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