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Something really strange happened today

bubbles007
June 9th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Hi all, I just joined, looks like there are alot of pet experts on here so hopefully I can get some help.

I have a 3 1/2 yr old orange tabby. I adopted him a little over a year ago from a shelter. He is mainly an indoor cat, but I let him out almost every night for 1-2 hours.

Over-all a great cat but he has some quirks. Anyway whenever I go to the door without fail he follows me and tries to get out, and when I get home he's normally by the door and unless i block him he will run out. Well today when i got home, I opened the door and he would not go out! I even opened the door wide open for him, and he would still just stand at the edge. My landlord did call a maintenance guy over to fix our A/C while I was out, but I cant think of anything that would cause this. Any ideas out there?

Also what is a good inexpensive cat food? He's currently on Nutriscience original, and a tin of wet now and then (although hes not a big fan of wet food). Is this fine?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. here are some pics of Oscar :)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/maniac_316/CA4T4LCZ.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/maniac_316/oscar1.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/maniac_316/oscar2.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/maniac_316/oscar3.jpg

ancientgirl
June 9th, 2008, 08:56 AM
I keep my gang inside. I'm always afraid to know a cat is outside, I just brought an outside stray inside because it was becoming dangerous for her. If Oscar doesn't want to go outside, I'd just let it be. He's happy being inside, and perhaps something happened outside to make him afraid.

I feed my gang Wellness grain free. I used to feed them Fancy Feast with no wheat gluten. I was able to get them off of that and they are doing really well with the Wellness.

He's a doll btw.

Love4himies
June 9th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Wellness, grain free is a great food. It comes in large cans so it can be inexpensive. Felidae is another.

The best foods can't be purchased in the grocery store, but in quality pet food stores. Although they may be a little more costly, in the long run, you will save in future vet bills.