Q. My cat is recovering from a hip injury 10 days ago. Now she I hiding under the bed and has not used the litter box for two days.

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A. I think it's a good idea to call your vet, or an emergency vet if your vet isn't available today. Especially if your cat has been on medications for pain or infection she could be having a reaction to either. Also, it's possible that the injury hasn't completely healed, and it's painful for her to squat in the litter box, so she's avoiding it. It's best to check in with a vet to get some advice about what to do. If you want to talk more about the specifics of your cat's situation right now I can consult with you about it.

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