• My cat has been hiding a lot. She barely eats, never leaves her hiding spot except to get food, she shakes when we hold her, and is very anxious all the time. Is this normal or is she sick?

    Hi Allie,

    I recommend that you take your cat into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. The behavior that you are describing is concerning and can be a sign off a serious illness. Cats are very good at hiding disease and a change in behavior can be the first sign that something is wrong. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause of her illness.

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