Cat has nightmares

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  1. mushie

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    My Teddybear seems to be having nightmares. When she is sleeping, her ears will twitch a lot and her paws will be moving, but that seems common. She wakes with a start, though, and is apparently shaken. This happens probably 7-8 times a day. I have noticed she has been sleeping in a different spot each time she sleeps instead of the same spot she used to always sleep in. How can I help her?

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  2. Pippin

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    Cats can have nightmares just like we can and feel stress and anxiety. Have you checked the spot she usually sleeps in to see if there's anything there that could irritate her in the bedding? I'd look at that first to make sure it's not physical.

    Secondly, has anything happened recently that could have upset her or has anyone left or moved out? Here's some food for thought. It can also be related to another pet that's no longer there that's either been rehomed or died.

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    If any of that rings a bell, the best thing you can do is give your cat lots of attention and reassurance.
     
  3. Steff Marshal

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    It is not possible man for cats.But instead of this thinking you must check the sleeping place and diet plan of your cat.Some time due to unbalance diet effects on stomach which creates problem specially in night sleep.
     
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    Let your pet sleep in dark and quite place. And if they have disturbed routine of sleeping than it might be a reason.
     
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    Faucet Drips. Some cats love water, especially dripping faucets. Place your cats favorite faucet on a slow drip and keep him entertained.
    Bubbles. Blow some bubbles and let your cat watch, wonder and try to catch them! They also make "catnip bubbles" but plain old bubbles can work just as well.
    It is recommended to monitor your pet when playing with any new toy to make sure that he or she does not try to eat it. Ingestion of toys can cause serious and life threatening gastrointestinal obstruction.
     

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