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Pets sensing something is wrong?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 10:30 pm
by Xina535
Anyone else have pets who seem to know what's up with you?

We have a cat, who normally does not cuddle or care. She is typical cat who does not come when you call her, only comes when she wants something, takes what she wants then leaves.

Well, lately, she has been up my a**! She follows me around, sleeps next to my head at night (or on top of me), she even licked my hand like a dog the other day, out of nowhere (I didn't have anything on my hands). Last night she sniffed around on the rash I broke out in on my neck, also like a dog. She has never done this stuff before....

And honestly, it's kind of freaking me out. Is she sensing that I am sick with something potentially serious (before doctors or machines can detect it), or is she just sensing my worry and stress? But I've been stressed and worried for 2 years now, so why would she be acting like this now?

As I am typing this on my phone, she is literally in my hair....curled up behind my head with her paws in my hair.

Just wondering if others have pets acting similarly and have wondered the same things...

Re: Pets sensing something is wrong?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 11:25 pm
by Yuliasir
nope
cortisol and products of its metabolism have a certain smell, I think. So you are smelling for your cat and dog but could not feel it becasue our nose is too simple for that. They feel you are full of hormones, nothing more.

Re: Pets sensing something is wrong?

PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 2:39 am
by Xina535
This makes sense!!!! I didn't think about the hormone thing. That is about right too as far as timing goes, when I started taking the stupid Prednisone, is about when she started acting differently. Thanks for the insight, makes me feel better about this whole thing.

Re: Pets sensing something is wrong?

PostPosted: May 24th, 2015, 6:38 pm
by Little Lost
Yuliasir thanks I didn't know that but makes sense to me. You have solved my mystery.

I have 2 absolutely massive Maine coon cats ( google images of them and you get the idea of size). They are typical cats , your best friends every time you vaguely look in the direction of the kitchen, but rest of the time you are just their hired help. However when my asthma is occasionally bad and I have to take steroids, I suddenly acquire a furry scarf and matching hat as they drape all over me. I always just thought they were trying to kill me ( cat fur and asthma dont mix), in the hope of acquiring a new owner with a more expensive taste in food. Now I know, so thanks.

I am in bed this weekend with a really high temperature, cats not strayed from my sick bed, kids think this is great and loving of the cats, dont want to burst their bubble and tell them I am serving as a nice hot heater to them at the moment.

Xina I am keeping up with your posts, keep going, stay strong.

Hx

Re: Pets sensing something is wrong?

PostPosted: May 24th, 2015, 10:34 pm
by Yuliasir
Helen, it is so sad to stay in bed in May, so I wish you to recover soon.

one of my LJ frineds has two of those furry beasts. She complains they eat as a hungry gargoyles, and every time she needs to work or sit or put herself into horisontal position, she has first to remove a cat which my some animal magic always sits in her chair, on the printer or somwhere between the bed sheets :)))