Thanks for the thoughts/ideas, I'll try to answer all the questions! :)
I'm fairly certain bloodwork was done (I have left them at the vet's office while I'm at work, so they can be examined/tested). The bloodwork, in conjunction w/ the urinalysis, is why we are going the route of antibiotics...
I'm back, and with a very crummy problems x2! :(
Hugo & Holden have been with me since June 2012. They are 4 1/2 y/o neutered male Siamese mix brothers (front declawed). They were born in my house to Eden, a rescue off TCS and eventual foster failure (she lives w/ my parents at their house)...
I'm just now getting time to catch up on this thread. I was deeply saddened to read the results of the biopsy, I've always adored Freya & all her extra toes. Sounds like so far she's been having good days. :vibes: for you all
Awww....he's adorable!!! I :heart2: white cats!!!
A good test for deafness is to bang some pans together in another room (or on another side of the room he's in) & gauge his reaction. You have to be careful to not be close enough that he can feel the air movement from whatever you do to make...
Welcome to TCS! :wavey:
If the problem persists, a vet visit to rule out any health issues may be in order. Sometimes stress can trigger a UTI (urinary tract infection). The stress of your family going on vacation may have caused a UTI. Many cats w/ UTIs will pee outside the box.
I'd also say have the vet take another look at her, just to be sure.
I have a 9 y/o Himi who is declawed also (rescue). She's finicky about her litter & litterbox types, I actually rotate or she'll start having more 'out of the box' moments. She *has* to have a box in the basement, and even...
I have two cheap screen doors that I've installed in two spots in my house. I bought them in Menards for like $15-20 (one was wider to fit a wider doorway). They're just wooden frames really, but work just fine to keep cats in/out of places.
Having had to medicate Lola (seizures) her entire life, twice a day, I know the feeling. :( A normally cuddly cat who no longer wants to socialize is heartbreaking.
What does Mr Grey take as a 'positive' thing, if he doesn't like treats? Combing? Is there a certain canned food, or dry...
I have a small dog who likes "kitty crunchies" also. :cringe:
I've baby-gated my litterboxes in a bedroom so she cannot get to them. Another thing I've done that keeps her out of the boxes is to use an 18 gal rubbermaid tub w/ a hole cut in the lid as a 'top entry' litterbox.
Whenever you have a major behavior change, I always tell people to err on the side of caution. A vet visit may be in order, just to ensure it was simply that he got 'spooked' by something outdoors, rather than some sort of health problem.
It's also possible for some reason your emails are going into the junk folder, we'e had that happen at the shelter here. They are purrfectly fine emails, but for some reason the email itself deems them 'junk'. We check our junk box in the email at least once per day!
When I've had to deal with 'out of the box' moments I've made my house into one giant catbox, I swear! If I have any incidents I always add in extra boxes, sometimes with a new litter (sometimes using the same litter, or Cat Attract litter) - in case we have an issue with a litterbox location...
Thanks for the information - that helps!
Let's talk about the cat box. Did you change litter around the time she began having issues?
How many cat boxes do you have?
What shape/size/style are they?
You can try Cat Attract litter.
For cats who pee over the edges of litterboxes, I've had...
Oh Pam, I have tears in my eyes reading this. I can't imagine losing my mom, we fight a lot but she's still my best friend. I'm sending many :hugs: to you during this difficult time. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to send me a PM.
Hi David & Welcome to TCS! :wavey:
First off - can I ask, is Scampi spayed?
You mentioned living on a main floor flat. Sometimes when cats see another cat out the window they will urinate indoors to mark their territory. Is this a possibility in Scampi's case?
I see you said you ordered...
I am always hesitant to offer dieting advice for cats, as if done wrong it can make cats very ill. Have you talked to your vet about a diet plan for them?
Normally I suggest canned food, but I know you mentioned it's out.
Hi & Welcome to TCS! :wavey: Congrats on all three new additions - both two legged and four legged! :heart3: :heart3: :heart3:
Is she actually pooping on the lounges, or is she leaving a turd or two (what I call "cling-ons")?
Where are the litterboxes located? Is is possible in the instances...
I have 7 cats of my own & a little dog. My sister was unable to keep her cats due to life circumstances & I agreed to take them in. Her two cats are Siamese brothers who are vocal, not overly fond of other animals on their turf, and had a history of 'out of the box' moments when it comes to...