Here's the back story. Fred has always been the more sensitive of my two cats. He's also very dependant, momma's boy, etc. On and off throughout his 6 year life he has had behavioural issues that involve urinating and defectating on my sofa and bed. He was in the best behaviour for the past year, as my boyfriend moved in and my tenant moved out. As a result, I'm home every night now, plus he has cat lovers around at all times.
About a month ago, I started a new contract at work requiring me to work 13 hours a day. I had had a lot of time off earlier this year because of a union strike. Around the same time, I agreed to my old tenant moving back in to the guest room for a few months as he was temporarily back in town. The tenant moved back the exact same day I started on my new job.
Literally, the second day my tenant moved in, Fred peed and pooed on the bed. This continued (even after cleaning everything with Nok-Out) for about 3 days until my boyfriend and I decided he could no longer sleep in the bedroom. Then he started on the couch. We put protective mats on the couch, then he started on the antique rug (now at the cleaners for the grand price of $300).
I've been going crazy all month not knowing what to do! The accidents are less frequent now that he can't go into the bedroom, there are no more rugs and my sofa is covered up. He accidently got into the bedroom on Saturday (I'll admit I let him as I missed having the cats in there with me), and no surprise, he peed on the bed when I drifted off to sleep. My boyfriend went to the vet in desperation and he perscribed this Clomicalm.
Anyway, just looking for some feedback before I start Fred on "Kittie Prozac". Though he's driving me nuts right now, I still don't want to do the wrong thing for him.
Another question, it says it takes a month to kick in. However, one TCS thread commented that it made a cat dopey after one pill? I'm confused. The vet said one pill a day, but should I start with 1/2 a pill instead?
I'm hoping this drug can get us through the next two months of my tenant's stay and the end of my contract in December. I know it's not the best alternative, but I can't live in a urine soaked house! Plus, having to shut our bedroom door every night is hard as they meow for hours, not to mention it breaking my heart at the same time!
Thanks for any advice or feedback!