Anyone Out There A Cat Psychologist?

I’ve had a cat for 9 years.  Sammie, is a short haired, black and white stray that showed up on my doorstep bleeding and I took her to the vet and the rest is history.

She’s been a pretty hilarious roommate, but as of late she’s been acting like a lion when I put food out on the table.  In the past week, she’s swiped a chicken breast, a hefty slice of drunken goat cheese and decided that popcorn is now kitty food.  It’s really quite annoying.  I’ve tried to scold her, but she doesn’t seem to care. 

She’s always been portly (read: obese), but she’s never actively competed with me for food and now its seems like it’s a daily issue.  Anyone know what is going on?  She also appears to have developed a drinking problem, as well. 

  • Ross Carlson

    I'm thinking it's the 10 year mark or so. My cat just hit 10 and is doing the exact same thing all of a sudden. Maybe it's something in the air? I've heard a squirt bottle is the best way to scold them as they don't associate the water with you so they don't get mad at you for it. They just know "get on table get sprayed with water".

  • If you are serious, my dad is a vet – Robert Silver, Boulders Natural Animal. He does a bunch of eastern/western medicine, and I bet you dollars to donuts that he knows a cat psychic, psychologist, etc…let me know if you want an intro.

  • Jake

    If she normally eats dry cat food and now is swiping soft items, her teeth may be bothering her…

  • Doug

    I suggest light beer

  • SSDfriend

    hey give the girl a break…she has a healthy appetite and that is good for "senior cats". the drinking problem – well, she needs some help on her beer/cheese pairings..maybe that dude at Kitchen Upstairs could point her in the direction of some chimay and monk cheese….

  • Jason, you big softy. You just want to show everyone how much you love your cat. Cute cat though.

  • yes, the problem is that you have a cat instead of a dog. simple fix.

  • Cathy

    The cat could have hyperthyroidism. That would account for the insatiable appetite. There is medication for this problem. See your vet about it.