Our indoor/outdoor cat of six years is being strange this week. Exhibiting the following behaviors randomly on and off:
- Urinating and defecating on the floors/rugs openly (but still occasionally using litter box)
- Walking low to the ground as if she is hunting or scared
- Refusing to leave certain rooms
- Refusing to go outside, which is normally her favorite thing
We are concerned but can't tell what is causing this. In the past week, my wife was out of town for a week (this has happened before). It snowed here, so she was inside for a few days (happened once before.) She used to have a cat scratching post outside and some other neighbor cats around, but these are gone now since our neighbors moved. She was fixed at year one.
We've only seen her walking like this (slow and low to the ground) when we move houses, which has only happened a few times in her life. We don't know if this is something we need to address.