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Old July 23rd, 2014, 11:06 PM
tiggy2 tiggy2 is offline
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Eating but still spraying

Originally Posted by tiggy2 View Post

Tig is starting to eat on his own... that he will continue. I have only force fed him 3 times over the last 5 days and so far he's maintaining the 8.4 - 8.6 weight, now to increase his weight.

What I've noticed over the past week is he does not want to eat in the morning and only a small amount in afternoon. The bulk of his food is consumed in the evening/night and he likes the raw...thank god for small miracles. this good to consume most of his food at night? The morning is spent going around the yard and remarking his area. and of course he's still spraying inside as well...if I have to wash the bedroom drapes one more time, I might as well take them down.

Anyone have any thoughts on the spray/marking? Does anyone know of a drug that would help with the spraying? As I've said before the house smells like cat pee and the one thing I was proud of was the lack of cat smells in the house, even with everyone inside.

We also think he is losing his peripheral vision, would explain his hesitancy getting outside. Could also explain why he sprays so much. If sight is going he needs to spray more?

Anyway thought I'd pass on some positive news and of course please keep the fingers crossed that he continues to eat on his own.

It's been close to a year now and Tig is doing so much better. He eats on his own and actually put on a little weight, up to 9 pounds, but lost it over the past few months...blame it on the heat. But no more force feeding, but I do make sure he does eat.

As for the spraying it's gotten worse. The whole house is his spray area. Since last year we lost Nikko, picked up Blue a f6 savanna and Frank is adopting a 3 legged kitten next week. We did not want him put to sleep)

Here is our plan on getting Tig to stop spraying. We are in the process of de cluttering the whole house and while we do that cleaning all pee out using proper chemicals. Once we have that done, I have 6 feliway to put around all the entry points and I will have scratching, posts with catnip on them to go there as well.

Any other suggestions is welcome because the smell of the house, plus the ruining of items is getting unbearable.
Rosie - 1999
Callie and Tigger, brother and sister - 2001
Akira - 2010
Peanut - 2010
Spencer - 2013
Trey our 3 legged terror - 2014
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