Q. I moved from an apt to a mobile home and one of my cats is terrified, he will not come out from under the bed. Going on for 3 days, w/o food or water

Answered By

A. Give your cat time to adjust.. Animals can be quite fragile. Try feeding and watering your cat while she's under the bed. Maybe give her some wet food (more moisture) every day, add a little bit of water to it, put it under the bed for her to eat, toss some kitty treats under there, give her a bowl of water under the bed.. just make her comfortable under there and act like nothing is unusual. She will eventually come around.

When she does end up coming out from under the bed, don't make a big deal of it. Continue doing whatever it is you're doing, and act like she isn't even there. The more you make a big deal of things, the more she will make a big deal of them too, and it will end up making her more fearful.

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.


Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.