i moved yesterday my cat wont come out from under the bed to eat or go potty i even tried his favorit treats what do i d

Asked by Member 1097369 on Mar 4th 2012 Tagged eating, potty in Senior Pet
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Just make sure he knows where the food, water and litter box are and can get to them easily. Keep things around him as calm as possible and he will come out when he is ready. He may even sneak out for a look around at night when nobody is watching. When I moved to this house, Bailey spent all of her time hiding in the closet under the coils of hose for the central vacuum cleaner because the bed wasn't here yet to hide under. They don't like change but give him time and don't force him and he should come out on his own in a day or two.

Bailey answered on 3/5/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Keeping him quiet in the bedroom is definitely the best thing for him right now. Have his food and water on one side of the bed, his litter box on the other, and try to shield him from the chaos and loud sounds of the move as much as possible. It should get better in time; but if he hasn't eaten anything or used the bathroom in over 24 hours you should rush him to the vet to get checked out. Even brief periods of starvation can damage a cat's sensitive liver, and particularly if he is an older cat not eating and drinking could lead to serious dehydration. If the vet determines he's okay they may be able to prescribe some temporary assistance in the way of appetite stimulants or anti-anxiety medication while he adjusts to the major change.

Cali answered on 3/5/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


He will eventually come out, it's just scared and not used to it's new surroundings. You may want to put the food and water close to your bed.

Cesar answered on 3/8/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer