I have had my sphynx, Sansa, for two years and she's currently just a little older than that. She dealt with a respiratory infection as a kitten and had a bout of bloody stools back then as well but otherwise has been happy and healthy. She is very affectionate and loving, sleeping with me every night, but today I noticed something was strange when she rushed next to me and had an alert look in her eyes. She settled her head down but not for long, and wouldn't stop checking the room and looking around. Her eyes were wide open and her ears were up. My first thought was that perhaps she had a nightmare and couldn't distinguish it from reality when she woke, so I tried to calm her down, but soon she ran away and sprinted under the bed. A few minutes later, she came back and started whining and complaining as she has done in the past when she had been in pain (bee sting) or when her stomach was sick. She let me hold her but started lightly biting me before retreating to her bed. She still won't stop being hyper-alert and it seems like she thinks she is in danger. I've been going through all the possibilities such as poisoning and I'm afraid that this is the result of a new salicylic acid topical acne solution that I've been using on my face. Sansa doesn't usually lick my face, but when I'm asleep I probably wouldn't notice it if she had, and since salicylic acid is toxic to cats I am afraid she may have ingested some. The medication only has 2% salicylic acid and I'm not sure how much she would have ingested anyway if she had licked me, but I am still very concerned at this behavior. She has never done anything like this before and it reminds me of an anxiety attack in people. Does anyone recognize these symptoms or know what might be up with her? Thanks.