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Old August 23rd, 2014, 07:15 PM
Bella and Gus Bella and Gus is offline
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My cat is faking an injury

I'm sure my cat is faking a sore paw...weird. A few weeks ago Gus was on his perch and I caught his paw with a window blind. No doubt it hurt his paw. He was limping around for a couple of days. But the limp got less and less and by the second day he was not bothered by me trying to find exactly where the pain was. The limp disappeared. Every now and then though, when moving the blind, he reacts like I caught his foot again (even though I moved the cat tree away so there is no chance of touching his paw). Happened again today. I moved the blind, and he jumped up from his snooze on the cat tree. He jumped down onto the dining table (only a height of 12") and started limping badly and giving me a dirty look. After a few minutes he was sleeping beside my iPad (which I was using on the dining table), and not at all bothered by my probing his paw and leg looking for the injury. I should also mention that an almost daily routine is Gus and Bella tearing through the house chasing each other.

Has anyone else ever seen this?
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Old August 24th, 2014, 08:20 AM
Longblades Longblades is offline
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I doubt he is faking it. There doesn't seem to be any reward accruing to him for faking so why would he? Without a visit to your Vet you can only guess at what is going on in that paw. Some injuries/ailments typically lessen with exercise and return with being still, for instance arthritis. Good luck.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 08:53 AM
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I'm with with Longblades as usual on this one.
Cats don't fake it in my experience.
If anything they hide their pain versus exaggerating their pain.
My first instinct is that the cat has some sort of sprain ( or worse ) that occasionally gets aggravated through jumpring.
Hope that may help and yup a vet visit is a good idea!
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Old August 24th, 2014, 10:25 AM
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I am with Longblades on this too that pets do not fake about being in pain unless they're a trained animal actor like Lassie . I have heard of animals becoming afraid of an object that they got hurt on.
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