November 18th, 2004, 11:59 AM
ok this may be a wierd question but can cats and dogs develope obbssesive compulsive disourders...such as nipping and licking the same spot for hours on end(dog) and well i know cats clean themselves but my cat cleans herself more then she sleep...and if this is forms of a.c.d. :confused: what can i do to stop it the constent slurping in my house is gonna develoe a nervis twitch for me...lol
November 18th, 2004, 12:04 PM
Yes, animals can certainly (and DO) develope obsessive/compulsive disorders frequently. Lack of exercise, frustration, boredom and stress can cause this.
With cats it's usually stress that causes this. Have you had her checked by the vet to make sure it's nothing physical?
If she's healthy, then something is stressing her. Any changes in the home, new additions, any stray cats hanging around your windows?
November 18th, 2004, 12:10 PM
2 new kittens in augest when she moved back with my mother befor that she stayed with my dog for 2 weeks and ferrits 2 months just moved back to my mothers because she didnt get along with dog......Dog moved in with me in july.....had problems at first shes still afraid of everything ......literaly she jumps if the door moves shes 7 cat is 2...my mother also has her cat freak 5 my cat grew up with him and cleo aswell who lives outside( the mother of the kittens)
November 18th, 2004, 12:17 PM
Now you know why she is overgrooming herself - she is stressed to the max! I had a cat who did this too, and the vet gave me a short course of medications to relieve my cat's anxiety and to break the habit.
She had all the fur removed from her back legs, but after the meds she never did it again.
November 18th, 2004, 12:23 PM
ok her cat Freak is peeing on the couch when its not covered even though he has two litter boxes...hes been doing it off and on for the passed two years he is over wieght 23lbs and well hes very active is this because hes just being an ass or is he having stress too
November 27th, 2004, 02:19 PM
Has he been tested for medical problems lately? Perhaps it is a combination of stress and medical issues which of course would cause stress. Just being obese would cause stress and he would be a candidate for more problems just like a human. Good luck finding out what is wrong :love: