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Bogeycat

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Hello.. I have a sphynx named Bogey he is 1.5 years old. He is consistently adorable and sweet, purring on me and he sleeps with me every night. Yesterday I took him on his harness into the front yard because once a week I like to get him outside just to look around. He is an indoor cat we don't let him run around freely, but he's also an animal so I feel bad keeping him in especially when he cries at me through the window. The front yard is made of stones and concrete, as We live in a middle terrace house in England. Bogey was outside for about 3 minutes yesterday just looking around at the rocks and bins. He crawled under a chair I've got out there and I picked him up and put him in my lap because I didn't want to lose sight of what he was sniffing or licking. I am very careful about having him outside because I want to show him the outside but I also want him to be safe. So all of a sudden on my lap, he jumped up and screamed, spit, and hissed. I had the harness on but he was pulling it off. I bent down and tried to pick him up and he jumped a mile as if my touch would shock him or something. He has never acted like this before. I was able to open the door to the house and get him inside, and he pooped himself while hissing and SCREECHING. I'm talking bloodcurdling screams that shook the walls, lasting for 10 seconds. I thought maybe he was stung by a bee or had a seizure. After 1 hour of this behavior, I was able to get him in his carrier box and to the vet. After he didn't calm down for 6 hours, they sedated him and inspected his little body. There was no bite, but he had somehow ripped out 3 of his back toe nails and scratched his body. The vet the next day referred him to a specialist and he had brain scan MRI, everything came back normal. My husband wants me to pick up the cat and bring him home, but I am so scared and When he screams I cry. My husband is visiting family in the states I'm alone. Anyone have any suggestions? please help!
 

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Holy :( I hope your baby is ok. I'm of no help though. All I can do is send healing vibes !
 

Bogeycat

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Thank you. If you think of anything let me know. My husband wants me to take him home ... I'm so afraid though. Bogey isn't acting like himself.
 

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Hello.. I have a sphynx named Bogey he is 1.5 years old. He is consistently adorable and sweet, purring on me and he sleeps with me every night. Yesterday I took him on his harness into the front yard because once a week I like to get him outside just to look around. He is an indoor cat we don't let him run around freely, but he's also an animal so I feel bad keeping him in especially when he cries at me through the window. The front yard is made of stones and concrete, as We live in a middle terrace house in England. Bogey was outside for about 3 minutes yesterday just looking around at the rocks and bins. He crawled under a chair I've got out there and I picked him up and put him in my lap because I didn't want to lose sight of what he was sniffing or licking. I am very careful about having him outside because I want to show him the outside but I also want him to be safe. So all of a sudden on my lap, he jumped up and screamed, spit, and hissed. I had the harness on but he was pulling it off. I bent down and tried to pick him up and he jumped a mile as if my touch would shock him or something. He has never acted like this before. I was able to open the door to the house and get him inside, and he pooped himself while hissing and SCREECHING. I'm talking bloodcurdling screams that shook the walls, lasting for 10 seconds. I thought maybe he was stung by a bee or had a seizure. After 1 hour of this behavior, I was able to get him in his carrier box and to the vet. After he didn't calm down for 6 hours, they sedated him and inspected his little body. There was no bite, but he had somehow ripped out 3 of his back toe nails and scratched his body. The vet the next day referred him to a specialist and he had brain scan MRI, everything came back normal. My husband wants me to pick up the cat and bring him home, but I am so scared and When he screams I cry. My husband is visiting family in the states I'm alone. Anyone have any suggestions? please help!
Hello - sorry to hear this. If he has never had issues like this in 1.5 years, something must have happened while outside is my best guest. Is he still acting this way at the vets or is he back to normal? I would go to the vets and see him and if all seems good - take him home and stay away from the outdoors. Is he neutered? :) Welcome by the way!
 

Bogeycat

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Hello - sorry to hear this. If he has never had issues like this in 1.5 years, something must have happened while outside is my best guest. Is he still acting this way at the vets or is he back to normal? I would go to the vets and see him and if all seems good - take him home and stay away from the outdoors. Is he neutered? :) Welcome by the way!

Hi. Thank you so much. Yes, he's neutered. Is it possible he smelled one of the neighbor's cats and got afraid/upset?

Today I talked to the vet. She's the same one who saw him yesterday. She said bogie was "a completely different cat this morning". He wanted to be pet and he was playing. He didn't touch his IV and he was quiet last night. There were nurses 24 hours. They still want to observe him until the end of the day but hopefully he will be able to come home and re acclimate.

The vet said that sudden feline aggression because of an incident shouldn't last this long so they just wanna make sure they've done everything possible to assure me and him that there's nothing physically and seriously wrong with him.
 

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@Bogeycat I am so sorry. Hopefully he just got scared and it was a one time thing. Personally I would not let him outside again. He might have been concentrating on something and you picked him up and it just freaked him?. When you get him home, put a blanket in the dryer and try to get him to cuddle in it and eventually hoping to get him close to you. Unfortunately he will feed off of your fear so go in confident. He might be thrilled to see you and forgot the whole ordeal. You can also look into Feliway diffusers to help calm him. Please let us know how it goes.


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Is it possible he ripped his toenails out getting them caught in the chair or in the zipper of your pants? The pain of that would certainly alter his behavior.


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@Bogeycat I am so sorry. Hopefully he just got scared and it was a one time thing. Personally I would not let him outside again. He might have been concentrating on something and you picked him up and it just freaked him?. When you get him home, put a blanket in the dryer and try to get him to cuddle in it and eventually hoping to get him close to you. Unfortunately he will feed off of your fear so go in confident. He might be thrilled to see you and forgot the whole ordeal. You can also look into Feliway diffusers to help calm him. Please let us know how it goes.


Patti
Thank you so much Patti! I will check out the diffusers. I will be brave for him. They told me he had eaten so that's a good sign!
 

Bogeycat

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Is it possible he ripped his toenails out getting them caught in the chair or in the zipper of your pants? The pain of that would certainly alter his behavior.


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Hi ! No it's not because he didn't even jump on the chair. He was walking. And I was wearing gym shorts. The nails happened in the house when he was freaking out. Must have dug them into the carpet. I'm hoping to pick him up today I will let everyone know. Thank you all
 

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It could be he got bitten by something. Pixie went mental today because there was a huge horsefly, determined to eat her. (We get them atm) She would not be still. I shooed it away and it went back to the horses, but Pixie was screaming at me. (She didn't get bit.)
It freaked her out I think. She was fine once it was gone.
So it could be something just set him off, then he did the claws, and that hurt, so he was even more freaked out.
We'll probably never know.
 

Bogeycat

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He's home ! Thank you everyone. They did every test possible but didn't find anything. But I went to visit him today and just see how he reacted. At first he was hissing again but I got on the ground with his blanket and a treat. He came over to smell the treat and realized it was me and started rubbing his face in my hand and leg. It was wonderful. I know there is nothing physically wrong so I think he was just scared and the best thing for my little guy is to be at home cuddling his momma ! He cried a bit on the ride home but when we got here he went to his food bowl and had a snack and now he's on the couch just sleeping on me. Thank you everyone for your support and prayers and vibes much love to you all!!!!!

One pic is us on the couch now and the other is him at the vet in the patient room just knocking down pictures and being silly.
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These guys live in the moment. Something snapped at that one second and obviously scared him to pieces. Some times over stimuli (perhaps just being outside) had him freaked just enough to put him over the edge. So happy to hear you are relaxed more as it will no doubt help him too. The look on his face In the pic above is an "awwww" moment. Carry on ...life is good @Bogeycat

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Welcome to sphynxlair, good to have you.
Handsome little Gentleman, he is.
I hope this doesn't happen anymore.
It probably won't. It's just something set
him off. Glad he's home.
 
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