Supplements/Medicine to Stop "Play Aggression"

SwissMiss

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I adopted Miles in July of 2016 from a shelter when he was 2 years old. I don't believe the questionnaire the prior owners filled out was completely truthful. He was not very affectionate but their answers said he liked other cats. I waited 4 months and then adopted Jasmine in November of 2016 when she was 7 months old. Miles ended up having suspected inflammatory bowel disease, insulin dependent diabetes (for the last year and a half) and play aggression towards Jasmine. Miles needs 3 medicines to keep him from severe vomiting and not eating. He also needs an insulin shot once a day. I have spent thousands of dollars on him at the vets and I do love him but Jasmine is a much better companion to me as I live alone. The problem I'm having is when Miles gets in one of him amped up moods he chases Jamine, jumps on top of her and tries to bite her. He's not growling and hissing but she is. Just recently I've noticed that she has peed on the carpet where the ambush took place because she's so upset. This has been going on for a long time but the urinating is new. I've tried playing with the cats, I've tried Feliway, I've tried toys that move but Miles still does his ambush from a few times a week or more. When he's not ambushing her they get along fine. I'm going to try giving Miles Solliquin soft chews on the advice of a vet tech. Does anyone have any other recommendations? If I can't get his behavior under control I'll have to try and re-home him which is unlikely due to his medical issues and expenses or make the heart wrenching decision to have him put to sleep. Both cat are fixed.
 

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I've had alot of success with Composure, which sounds like it it similar to Solliquin. My cat won't eat the chews so I ending up giving him the liquid via a syringe twice a day. If you cat eats wet food he might be able to eat it mixed in his food.

Have you considered working with a behaviorist? There are many that will work with you remotely, especially now with covid.
 

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Unfortunately, other than his medical issues he sounds like a normal young cat. They do play rough and jump on their playmates and play bite them. perhaps Your girl could benefit from something that calms her down a bit and I would also makes sure he has playtime with you everyday that has him running and jumping until he is totally worn out.
 

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I adopted Miles in July of 2016 from a shelter when he was 2 years old. I don't believe the questionnaire the prior owners filled out was completely truthful. He was not very affectionate but their answers said he liked other cats. I waited 4 months and then adopted Jasmine in November of 2016 when she was 7 months old. Miles ended up having suspected inflammatory bowel disease, insulin dependent diabetes (for the last year and a half) and play aggression towards Jasmine. Miles needs 3 medicines to keep him from severe vomiting and not eating. He also needs an insulin shot once a day. I have spent thousands of dollars on him at the vets and I do love him but Jasmine is a much better companion to me as I live alone. The problem I'm having is when Miles gets in one of him amped up moods he chases Jamine, jumps on top of her and tries to bite her. He's not growling and hissing but she is. Just recently I've noticed that she has peed on the carpet where the ambush took place because she's so upset. This has been going on for a long time but the urinating is new. I've tried playing with the cats, I've tried Feliway, I've tried toys that move but Miles still does his ambush from a few times a week or more. When he's not ambushing her they get along fine. I'm going to try giving Miles Solliquin soft chews on the advice of a vet tech. Does anyone have any other recommendations? If I can't get his behavior under control I'll have to try and re-home him which is unlikely due to his medical issues and expenses or make the heart wrenching decision to have him put to sleep. Both cat are fixed.
It is possible that Jasmine does not want to play so she hisses and growls back
It happens with my cats Peaches and Maggie. Peaches plays when she wants to play. I have clicker trained Maggie to come whenever she is pestering Peaches,queen of my apt
 
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