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Discussion in 'Cat Behavior' started by Rosepud, May 7, 2019.

  1. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I was thinking about doing that tomorrow but have to get some pee pads but am a bit worried about the walls still or that she'll tear up the pee pads and pee on the floor. But was going to try that tomorrow if I can go get pee pads I also have to take my grandma to chemo everyday so I don't have a huge amount of time. Thank you though I really should do that or at least try it!
     
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  2. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I am going to stop and pick up the puppy pads and redo the room covered in them on my way home from my grandmas chemo thank you for that suggestion! I had thought about it but then forgotten and then she'll hopefully be a little happier than in the crate.
     

  3. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    She's only been in the crate for about 3 hours at this point just I felt bad about it but didn't want to keeo scrubbing the carpet and the room was starting to stink. So the puppy pads would hopefully fix the problem
     

  4. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Honestly, if she's using her litterbox while in the crate, I think I prefer that to a room covered in her pee-soaked pads. If she's in pain, then inappropriate urination can be a cry for help and letting her soak the room in it doesn't do anything for either of you. If you do go with the pee pads, I'd leave the crate in the room so she can have a space that she isn't soaking in her own pee.
     
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  5. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Also if you let her stay in the room outside the crate, then I'd recommend more litterboxes. If she is diabetic, that could be a cause of more frequent urination. More boxes would give her more choices than a dirty box and the floor.
     

  6. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    She is still peeing and pooping outside the box in her crate at least she had before I left, she has a cat tree in there and a few beds which she hasn't messed up and I'm planning in making a box into a hidey hole for her with a cushion in the bottom as an extra spot. Just she currently only has her litter box as the least pee soaked thing she has a vet appointment for Monday but I'm going to see about Friday.
     

  7. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I could do that as well. I rescheduled her vet for this Friday at 9:15am and am hoping to get a tablet to out in her food to make it easier for me to bring her there and for the vet to handle her.
     

  8. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Please add extra litterboxes and also extra water sources. If she is diabetic, she's going to be thirsty all the time and she's going to pee more often.
     
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  9. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    A few drops of Rescue Remedy in her food may be enough to calm her down. It wouldn't hurt her to try it out a few times between now and then.
     

  10. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    She has a flowing water dish and a still water dish. I will be adding in a second litterbox when I go back. She also gets extra water added to her wet food. She is getting bloodwork for the diabetes to see if ahe indeed has it on Friday along with her teeth and gums checked then antibiotic and pain shot if needed.
     
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  11. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I'll look at rescue remedy I've only done calming sprays and feliway so hopefully it'll make the situation more pleasant for her. She is also a little more angry today as she was in a different room but ahe managed to crawl under a vanity that was attached to the wall and peed pooped and vomited under it yesterday and refused to come out so she was relocated to a different room to avoid that happening again. She is also covered in mess from this but I can't fix it as she won't let me touch her.
     

  12. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Also thank you guys so much for all this help! I'm just trying to make her as comfortable as possible without letting her ruin things but was not prepared for how upset she is about being moved. I also could probably use more info about what to do if she is diabetic however I don't know if my grandma will follow through with any necessary diet changes and I can pretty much guarantee no medications will be given. I was looking at the young again zero food for her for dry if she's diabetic but have no good idea for wet yet. Figured I would cross that bridge after I was certain. For reference her bloodwork showed her 10 times the highest it should be for blood sugar after she'd been fasting for a day before her tooth removal so the doctor said it was likely but that she needed more blood work to confirm.
     

  13. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    She went to the vet and she indeed has another infection in her gums and the rest of her teeth need to be removed. The vet had to sedate her to handle her and we were given a mild sedative we could give to her daily so she would be more comfortable and so we could check on her. She was given an antibiotic shot and her blood was tested and showed diabetes that can be managed with a diet change.
     
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    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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  15. RangersMom

    RangersMom TCS Member Kitten

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    Poor cat, shes stressed and in a new environment. Try to limit loud noises and I agree with the post about getting some of your Gma's clothes for her to lay with and smell. Make sure she has CLEAN litter at all times. This means scooping it every time she pees or poops. She should use a clean box.

    Whatever you do please dont give her away to a shelter. This will cause her issues to be MUCH worse and she'll never get adopted.
     

  16. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Sorry she's going through this but it makes sense. The aggression and the inappropriate elimination are both pain behaviors. Hopefully they sent you home with something to give for the pain until her teeth can be done. Or did you already take care of that in that visit?
     
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  17. Hellenww

    Hellenww TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Poor baby. :( Hopefully taking care of her health issues will improve her disposition. I wondered the same as @daftcat75. There was so much to cover in the visit, did the vet forget to give you something for pain or will the sedative provide some pain relief.
     

  18. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    The sedative covers pain relief, she actually requested pets today and seems to be happier. Her teeth have been dealt with but she still needs the sedative etc. So I can give antibiotics to supplement the shot as oral is still better.
     
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  19. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Give the full course of the antibiotics. Follow the pain schedule whether she seems to need it or not. It’s easier to stay ahead of these things than catch up to them. The antibiotics may/probably will soup her poops and may affect her appetite. Ride it out and ask for an appetite stimulant for short term if you need it. Are her bathroom habits getting better now that she’s feeling less pain?
     

  20. Rosepud

    Rosepud Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    They seem to be. She was given an antibiotic shot as I previously couldn't touch her without gloves and it's still iffy so the sedative+pain killer is very important as it makes it so I can probably give her more antibiotics but if I can't thats what the shot is for. The sedative and pain are a 2 in 1 which works nicely as I can crush it up and mix it in her wet food. She has had no accidents in the last 2 days so I have hope that she'll be better. I'm a bit worried as she's also on a steroid thing for her mouth which she has to be on for life after getting all the teeth removed and I am unsure if my grandma will actually give it to her when she goes back in 2 weeks or so.
     

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