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Hi Kate
We've had our cat now for over 2 years.  She was a sweet heart for the 1st year, and for the past year, she has been a terror.  She attacks unprevoked, growls and doesnt want to be touched more often than not.  Has developed a strange twitch.  She had kittens 6 months ago, but her behaviour has been like this prior to kittens.  What can I do?

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Hi
my advice is to take her to the vets to have her checked over. I say this because this sudden and dramatic change in behavior is not normal and can be a sign that she is grumpy because she may be in discomfort or pain.

Sometime hormone imbalances can cause this and your vet will be able to advice you on this. This may have been exasperated since giving birth as this can take it out of a cats body.

I think having her checked by a vet should be your first move and then take it from there.

Best wishes KAte

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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