My cat is 11yrs old & hardly ever sat on my lap. The past few weeks he is always on my lap? Is there anything to be concerned about?

12 answers · 1 week ago

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First start with a wellness exam with your Vet to rule out any health issues. If the temperature is dropping and your house is a little cooler your cat might have found out just how warm you are.
Anonymous · 1 week ago
worms
Anonymous · 5 days ago
A checkup is a good idea. Enjoy it. He's probably just discovered that you are a warm spot to sit on.
Anonymous · 5 days ago
He is close to dieing and wants some comfort
Anonymous · 3 days ago
hes saying goodbye
Anonymous · 1 week ago
Yes. A change in behaviour is a signal that something is going on....take him to the vet.
Anonymous · 1 week ago
It could be that he doesn't feel good, or are you going through something in your life? Sometimes cats or dogs will do this if they sense tension, anxiety, or sadness. Maybe kitty is trying to make you feel better.

Is he purring?

If a cat mopes around, goes off somewhere alone longer than normal, or doesn't want to eat, those wouldd be good reasons to call the vet. But, since this is our of character for him, this might be a good time for a general going over by the vet.
Anonymous · 1 week ago
Changes in behavior often indicate changes in health. I would suggest a trip to the vet if you are concerned. Things to watch for the next few days very closely so you can tell your vet would be any sort of change in eating, drinking or elimination habits. Especially if water consumption is up.
Anonymous · 6 days ago
Changes in behaviour CAN indicate health problems, but if he's eating and drinking normally and everything else if fine then don't worry about it. It may be simply that he's no youngster now and finds he prefers the comfort of your lap.
Anonymous · 1 week ago
Many cats are like this as they get older they find your lap provides warmth and so they get what they want and ypu get the cat on your lap........ just keep an eye on any other behaviour changes, not eating for example as changes in behaviour is an early sign of potential illness and so book a trip to the vet to make sure his health is OK
Anonymous · 1 week ago
Maybe your cat realised that it never sits on your lap and wants more attention. When my cat got older it wanted loads more attention and strokes.
Anonymous · 1 week ago
Could be. Unusual behavior changes could mean there is something physically wrong. You may want to take him to the vet for a complete checkup including a blood panel test. He is nearing "senior" age so it could be something going on.
Anonymous · 1 week ago