ok so i got this cat yesterday his name is boots. something seemed off as soon as me and my husband went to pick him up. we showed up and before we even got out of our car the lady was at the door w/ boots in hand. we get out and walk to the door and she just says he might be a little afraid, shoves him in a box and sends us on our way....almost forgetting to get her money, and me being like wth almost forgot as well. boots was very upset, i certainly don't blame him. when we got home we took him to our bedroom and opened the box and he comes out at us trying to bite and scratch hissing and growling. so we figured well he just got shoved in a box and sent to a strangers house, so we gave him some time to get used to the room. we tried to give him wet food and he didn't eat, we tried tuna and still didn't eat, then we tried sardines and still wouldn't eat or drink, tried to give him cat milk to. so i went online and tried to look up aggression and how to handle it, but he doesn't seem to match anything that i have read. anyways i read on a couple sights that he needs to be confined, so i made him a little hide. i put him in a pac n play w/ his food and litter and covered the top and 3 sides, he was still being very aggressive anytime we entered the room to try and talk to him and get him used to our voices. towards the end of the night he seemed as though he was getting a bit calmer, or was just plain tired. so we left him overnight and in the morning he decided to jump out and explore. we have been trying to talk to him and be nice and everything but he is still being very aggressive towards us. i called the lady after a few hrs of this yesterday and she said he was never aggressive and loved kids and dogs and the only reason she got rid of him was because she had birds and thought if she got a kitten then he might get along w/ the birds. boots is not fixed and his shots are not up to date, i was planning to take him this weekend to the vet for shots and tests. thing is boots doesn't hide from us, he just plain out attacks us. he went all night w/ out eating or drinking or going to the bathroom. he finally did pee this morning, but it seemed as though he was having a hard time going, after he finally went he did eat a little food and drank a little but not very much. so i'm wondering if anyone has advice on what to do? i have never met a cat so aggressive! i'm wondering if he has a uti or bladder infection or something, it took him about 5 or 6 squats before he actually peed. also i'm thinking the fact that the lady didn't give us time to meet is also very stressful on him. or maybe he didn't get socialized enough, or left mom too early. i am really clueless on what could be the problem. sorry this was so long i just wanted to get the picture across. i'm really worried about him. thanks in advance for any responses.
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1/29/08 at 9:22am