- Feb 5, 2013
My cat is pacing nonstop for hours. I don't know why, but it does fall within the purview of his mental illness issues. This is pretty extreme, though. He won't even rest, he keeps checking windows and corners. He was getting out of breath, so I drugged him with an extra dose of gabapentin. He also takes amitriptyline. I get that this is a medical-sounding question, but trust me, I take this cat in A LOT, and the answer is always, "anxiety." He's a pretty extreme trauma survivor, so it comes with the territory, but seeing as it's 10pm, anyone got any insights? I'm considering just crating him until sunrise. It's ridiculous. And I wanna point out that it's not a vestibular, off-kilter sort of pacing, and he is able to divert his path. He's peeing, breathing, and eating. But ***. Anyway, I'm preparing myself mentally to go spend hundreds of dollars I don't have to yet again get the "anxiety" answer, but in the mean time, I'd like him to not wear a hole in his paw pads.