Out of nowhere, my cat seems afraid to jump up (into the window, onto the bed, etc.). Jumping down doesn't seem to be a problem, but when he wants to get up somewhere, he pulls himself up with his front paws, rather than springing off from his rear paws. His legs and paws don't seem to be causing him any pain and his appetite and personality are normal, so I don't think he is sick. But he has never had trouble jumping or shown trepidation about it before. He is a senior (approximately 10 years old), but just recently got a clean bill of health from the vet.
Any thoughts about what's going on? Should I be concerned?View Thread
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