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Owner brings clingy cat to the vet, the diagnosis changes her life forever

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When Julie’s cat started becoming overly clingy, she thought something might be wrong. Usually, Zeus was quite an independent cat, and this behaviour was unlike him.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 18/09/2020, 12:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

As any responsible pet owner would, Julie immediately took her cat to the vet when she started noticing a change in his behaviour.

Zeus had started following her around everywhere, staying close to her wherever she was, even at night! She thought he may be seriously ill and was trying to tell her something.

Cat acting strange

The vet didn’t notice anything particularly strange about Zeus’ physical health, but he did confirm that this sudden change in behaviour was rooted in something deeper. On a hunch, he asked Julie whether she was pregnant.

Julie let out a resounding laugh of surprise, thinking this was completely impossible. But the thought didn’t leave her mind after that visit to the clinic, so just to be sure, she bought a pregnancy test on her way home.

Are cats psychic?

And lo and behold – Julie was pregnant! Zeus has known way before anyone else in the family, including the expectant mother herself! For the next 9 months, Zeus followed Julie around like her shadow.

And once baby Ivy was born, everything returned to “normal”. Zeus went back to being the independent kitty he is, and everyone got their intimacy back. 

Well if that isn’t proof that cats have a sixth sense, we don’t know what is!