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Old June 11th 05, 05:09 AM
Karen
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Default My cat is afraid of her dish!

I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious
about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to the food and then
jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a furball come up a bit later so
I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to wanting to hork up a hairball but this
must be the problem," She did then later eat some dry out of the "fav" dish
by the big cat TV, but even that was kind of "peck peck" in nature. So I
tried some chicken juice and chicken in a smaller dish. No go. I put it on
the bare floor and she ate it. So I put some in a dish like the dry food is
in, and she moved away from it, just like when they are afraid of something.
So now later I open a can of fancy feast thinking "this will do it". Nope.
She wanted it. She meowed for it, but she acted afraid of the dish. I tried
a bigger one, a flatter one, a green one. No go. Finally she was sitting on
the carpeted base of the cat tree in the kitchen and so I just stuck a lump
of the food right on the carpet. She was a tad cautious about going to eat
it (like the food might jump up and bite her) but once she took a bite, she
at the whole little pile down. Now, what happened to her????? Why is she
suddenly afraid of wet food on a dish? Did she accidentally bop herself with
one today or something? Pearl is a very outgoing cat and not very skittish.
I just cannot figure it out. It is just the most bizzare thing. I really
really hope she gets over this.

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Old June 11th 05, 05:56 AM
mlbriggs
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On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 23:09:08 -0500, Karen wrote:

I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious
about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to the food and
then jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a furball come up a bit
later so I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to wanting to hork up a
hairball but this must be the problem," She did then later eat some dry
out of the "fav" dish by the big cat TV, but even that was kind of "peck
peck" in nature. So I tried some chicken juice and chicken in a smaller
dish. No go. I put it on the bare floor and she ate it. So I put some in a
dish like the dry food is in, and she moved away from it, just like when
they are afraid of something. So now later I open a can of fancy feast
thinking "this will do it". Nope. She wanted it. She meowed for it, but
she acted afraid of the dish. I tried a bigger one, a flatter one, a green
one. No go. Finally she was sitting on the carpeted base of the cat tree
in the kitchen and so I just stuck a lump of the food right on the carpet.
She was a tad cautious about going to eat it (like the food might jump up
and bite her) but once she took a bite, she at the whole little pile down.
Now, what happened to her????? Why is she suddenly afraid of wet food on a
dish? Did she accidentally bop herself with one today or something? Pearl
is a very outgoing cat and not very skittish. I just cannot figure it out.
It is just the most bizzare thing. I really really hope she gets over
this.



Possibly a bug of some kind was in her dish -- just a thought.

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Old June 11th 05, 06:15 AM
Marina
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Karen wrote:

I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious
about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to the food and then
jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a furball come up a bit later so
I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to wanting to hork up a hairball but this
must be the problem," She did then later eat some dry out of the "fav" dish
by the big cat TV, but even that was kind of "peck peck" in nature. So I
tried some chicken juice and chicken in a smaller dish. No go. I put it on
the bare floor and she ate it. So I put some in a dish like the dry food is
in, and she moved away from it, just like when they are afraid of something.
So now later I open a can of fancy feast thinking "this will do it". Nope.
She wanted it. She meowed for it, but she acted afraid of the dish. I tried
a bigger one, a flatter one, a green one. No go. Finally she was sitting on
the carpeted base of the cat tree in the kitchen and so I just stuck a lump
of the food right on the carpet. She was a tad cautious about going to eat
it (like the food might jump up and bite her) but once she took a bite, she
at the whole little pile down. Now, what happened to her????? Why is she
suddenly afraid of wet food on a dish? Did she accidentally bop herself with
one today or something? Pearl is a very outgoing cat and not very skittish.
I just cannot figure it out. It is just the most bizzare thing. I really
really hope she gets over this.

That is really strange. Can she have been bitten by some bug? But why
associate it with the dish? Nikki had an aversion to bowls for a while,
but she would happily eat off a flat plate, and later she decided bowls
were alright again. Wish they could talk and explain these things to us.

--
Marina, Frank and Miranda. In loving memory of Nikki.
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Old June 11th 05, 08:16 AM
Jo Firey
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"Karen" wrote in message
...
I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious
about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to the food and
then
jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a furball come up a bit later
so
I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to wanting to hork up a hairball but
this
must be the problem," She did then later eat some dry out of the "fav"
dish
by the big cat TV, but even that was kind of "peck peck" in nature. So I
tried some chicken juice and chicken in a smaller dish. No go. I put it on
the bare floor and she ate it. So I put some in a dish like the dry food
is
in, and she moved away from it, just like when they are afraid of
something.
So now later I open a can of fancy feast thinking "this will do it". Nope.
She wanted it. She meowed for it, but she acted afraid of the dish. I
tried
a bigger one, a flatter one, a green one. No go. Finally she was sitting
on
the carpeted base of the cat tree in the kitchen and so I just stuck a
lump
of the food right on the carpet. She was a tad cautious about going to eat
it (like the food might jump up and bite her) but once she took a bite,
she
at the whole little pile down. Now, what happened to her????? Why is she
suddenly afraid of wet food on a dish? Did she accidentally bop herself
with
one today or something? Pearl is a very outgoing cat and not very
skittish.
I just cannot figure it out. It is just the most bizzare thing. I really
really hope she gets over this.


Something hurt or scared her or tasted bad that was in her food bowl. I
don't know it ants or roaches will bite. More likely there was a sliver
bone in her food and it speared her in the mouth. Or a rock and she bit
down and hurt a tooth. Or even she had a flea and it bit her while she was
eating. Their logic is not our logic.

Jo



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Old June 11th 05, 11:20 AM
Adrian
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Karen wrote:
I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra
cautious about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to
the food and then jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a
furball come up a bit later so I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to
wanting to hork up a hairball but this must be the problem," She did
then later eat some dry out of the "fav" dish by the big cat TV, but
even that was kind of "peck peck" in nature. So I tried some chicken
juice and chicken in a smaller dish. No go. I put it on the bare
floor and she ate it. So I put some in a dish like the dry food is
in, and she moved away from it, just like when they are afraid of
something. So now later I open a can of fancy feast thinking "this
will do it". Nope. She wanted it. She meowed for it, but she acted
afraid of the dish. I tried a bigger one, a flatter one, a green one.
No go. Finally she was sitting on the carpeted base of the cat tree
in the kitchen and so I just stuck a lump of the food right on the
carpet. She was a tad cautious about going to eat it (like the food
might jump up and bite her) but once she took a bite, she at the
whole little pile down. Now, what happened to her????? Why is she
suddenly afraid of wet food on a dish? Did she accidentally bop
herself with one today or something? Pearl is a very outgoing cat and
not very skittish. I just cannot figure it out. It is just the most
bizzare thing. I really really hope she gets over this.


The only thing I can think of, maybe she was stung or bitten by an
insect hiding in her dish. Snoopy is very afraid of all flying insects
so I suspect she must have been stung sometime.
--
Adrian (Owned by Snoopy & Bagheera)
A house is not a home, without a cat.


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Old June 11th 05, 02:28 PM
Karen
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Well, I'm not sure, but I think maybe a bad tooth? She's always had
impeccable teeth. SHe does finally go and eat, but I've seen her jump
slightly while doing that. Can a cat bite their tongue? I will make an
appointment to get her seen Monday.

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Old June 11th 05, 02:29 PM
Smokie Darling (Annie)
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Karen wrote:
I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious
about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to the food and then
jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a furball come up a bit later so
I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to wanting to hork up a hairball but this
must be the problem," She did then later eat some dry out of the "fav" dish
by the big cat TV, but even that was kind of "peck peck" in nature. So I
tried some chicken juice and chicken in a smaller dish. No go. I put it on
the bare floor and she ate it. So I put some in a dish like the dry food is
in, and she moved away from it, just like when they are afraid of something.
So now later I open a can of fancy feast thinking "this will do it". Nope.
She wanted it. She meowed for it, but she acted afraid of the dish. I tried
a bigger one, a flatter one, a green one. No go. Finally she was sitting on
the carpeted base of the cat tree in the kitchen and so I just stuck a lump
of the food right on the carpet. She was a tad cautious about going to eat
it (like the food might jump up and bite her) but once she took a bite, she
at the whole little pile down. Now, what happened to her????? Why is she
suddenly afraid of wet food on a dish? Did she accidentally bop herself with
one today or something? Pearl is a very outgoing cat and not very skittish.
I just cannot figure it out. It is just the most bizzare thing. I really
really hope she gets over this.



This will sound stupid (I'm getting good at that), have you changed
your dish soap? Here is my experience with cats afraid of their food
dishes:

My Barnabus has a two sided dish, one side always has dry, the other
gets a bit of dry mixed with a teaspoon of tuna and hot water for
dinner. Every other day, I wash the dish out even though it never
appears dirty. I noticed that Barnabus started acting weird around his
dish (like you describe), and he's my big boy who adores his "stinky"
(what we call their food). Could not figure it out. My DH figured it
out. I had changed the dish soap I was using. I always rinsed really
well, but apparently the soap was leaving a "flowery" scent on the
porous plastic dish. I went back to the "old" dish soap and he was
fine again.

Smokie Darling (Annie)

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Old June 11th 05, 05:04 PM
Karen
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in article , Smokie
Darling (Annie) at
wrote on 6/11/05 8:29AM:



Karen wrote:
I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious
about approaching her dish and she finally got her nose to the food and then
jumped back and wouldn't eat. Now, she had a furball come up a bit later so
I thought "OK, an unusual reaction to wanting to hork up a hairball but this
must be the problem," She did then later eat some dry out of the "fav" dish
by the big cat TV, but even that was kind of "peck peck" in nature. So I
tried some chicken juice and chicken in a smaller dish. No go. I put it on
the bare floor and she ate it. So I put some in a dish like the dry food is
in, and she moved away from it, just like when they are afraid of something.
So now later I open a can of fancy feast thinking "this will do it". Nope.
She wanted it. She meowed for it, but she acted afraid of the dish. I tried
a bigger one, a flatter one, a green one. No go. Finally she was sitting on
the carpeted base of the cat tree in the kitchen and so I just stuck a lump
of the food right on the carpet. She was a tad cautious about going to eat
it (like the food might jump up and bite her) but once she took a bite, she
at the whole little pile down. Now, what happened to her????? Why is she
suddenly afraid of wet food on a dish? Did she accidentally bop herself with
one today or something? Pearl is a very outgoing cat and not very skittish.
I just cannot figure it out. It is just the most bizzare thing. I really
really hope she gets over this.



This will sound stupid (I'm getting good at that), have you changed
your dish soap? Here is my experience with cats afraid of their food
dishes:

My Barnabus has a two sided dish, one side always has dry, the other
gets a bit of dry mixed with a teaspoon of tuna and hot water for
dinner. Every other day, I wash the dish out even though it never
appears dirty. I noticed that Barnabus started acting weird around his
dish (like you describe), and he's my big boy who adores his "stinky"
(what we call their food). Could not figure it out. My DH figured it
out. I had changed the dish soap I was using. I always rinsed really
well, but apparently the soap was leaving a "flowery" scent on the
porous plastic dish. I went back to the "old" dish soap and he was
fine again.

Smokie Darling (Annie)

Hmm. I did indeed get a different kind, although, breakfast and a snackie at
lunch did not produce this behaviour and it was the same dish. I'll have to
switch back, but we have an appointment Mon. just to give her mouth a look
see and make sure nothing is up there.

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Old June 11th 05, 05:24 PM
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Karen wrote:
in article , Smokie
Darling (Annie) at
wrote on 6/11/05 8:29AM:



Karen wrote:
I have NO idea what happened between noon and 6 pm today, but Pearl is
afraid of dishes! I went to feed her as usual and she was ultra cautious

snipped for brevity


This will sound stupid (I'm getting good at that), have you changed
your dish soap? Here is my experience with cats afraid of their food
dishes:

My Barnabus has a two sided dish, one side always has dry, the other
gets a bit of dry mixed with a teaspoon of tuna and hot water for
dinner. Every other day, I wash the dish out even though it never
appears dirty. I noticed that Barnabus started acting weird around his
dish (like you describe), and he's my big boy who adores his "stinky"
(what we call their food). Could not figure it out. My DH figured it
out. I had changed the dish soap I was using. I always rinsed really
well, but apparently the soap was leaving a "flowery" scent on the
porous plastic dish. I went back to the "old" dish soap and he was
fine again.

Smokie Darling (Annie)

Hmm. I did indeed get a different kind, although, breakfast and a snackie at
lunch did not produce this behaviour and it was the same dish. I'll have to
switch back, but we have an appointment Mon. just to give her mouth a look
see and make sure nothing is up there.


I thought I had mentioned re-read my post... Oops blush... It
wasn't right away with Barnabus either, but a couple of days (couple of
washes). I think it must have "built up" the scent and put him off his
food (out of any dish that I had washed with the scented soap).

As to TED visit, very, very good. Just in case she did get something
(bug bite/sting) from her dish.

Smokie Darling (Annie) - who, it seems, would forget her head if it
weren't attached. Obviously forgot to put the brain in gear though
(sorry about that).

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Old June 11th 05, 06:55 PM
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"Smokie Darling (Annie)" wrote in message
ups.com...


This will sound stupid (I'm getting good at that), have you changed
your dish soap? Here is my experience with cats afraid of their food
dishes:

My Barnabus has a two sided dish, one side always has dry, the other
gets a bit of dry mixed with a teaspoon of tuna and hot water for
dinner. Every other day, I wash the dish out even though it never
appears dirty. I noticed that Barnabus started acting weird around his
dish (like you describe), and he's my big boy who adores his "stinky"
(what we call their food). Could not figure it out. My DH figured it
out. I had changed the dish soap I was using. I always rinsed really
well, but apparently the soap was leaving a "flowery" scent on the
porous plastic dish. I went back to the "old" dish soap and he was
fine again.

Smokie Darling (Annie)


I just use hot water to wash out Rusty's dishes. Don't use any dish soap.
I am always afraid the any soap residue is bad for him. I also use a
dish cloth exclusively for his dish and I wash his dish seperately from
mine.

Winnie




 




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