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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by toshascrazy View Post
well the cat is adjusting better now. she does once in awhile does a warning meow rather than hissing. we have learned thats her warning that she doesnt want to be messed with at the moment.
thats wonderful!
post #32 of 41
I've been reading through the threads and am glad to see your kitty is getting better. As everyone has said, she does need time. I've introduced many cats/kittens into my home, either as keepers or fosters. Each one is different. Somewhere you mentioned your brother. She is probably missing him. Right now I am taking care of Cally for a friend of mine. She's been here 5-6 months. She was an only and had spent time in boarding before coming here. At first there was a lot of hissing and hiding. She would wait until the rest of us were in bed before exploring. Now, she's part of the family. Time and patience.
post #33 of 41
I'm really glad she is doing better and you are able to see some improvement. It should keep getting better and better as time goes by.
post #34 of 41
So glad your little one is doing better! As many others have said, time and patience will bring her around to a loving kitty.
post #35 of 41
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i also have another question. when she uses the litterbox, she tend to take like 10 minutes trying to cover it up. what can i do to help with that? would it be more helpful to get a different cat litter?
post #36 of 41
Is there enough litter in the pan? She is trying to cover what she smells. If there is not enough litter in the pan she may be having to work harder to cover things.

Add more litter and see what she does. Hope things continue to improve. Give her time.
post #37 of 41
However, some cats just seem to like to play in the litter box.

Mothballs no longer have naphthalene, by the way. Still nasty stuff, but not flammable any more.
post #38 of 41
I am glad my cats not the only one with a litter fetish. ReeRee takes FOREVER in the box....and he is loud. We can hear him two rooms away banging the sides of the box as he furiously tries and cover and recover the debris. I think it's funny. It's his little quirk, they all have them. I'm just called he cleans after himself! Some cats don't and it is stinky gross.
post #39 of 41
One of mine "digs to China" in the litter box. It makes her happy so I don't sweat it.

Actually, your cat purring and hissing doesn't sound strange to me at all. Many cats do that. She might not ever be the easiest cat to love on but once you all learn the boundaries you probably won't notice anymore.

If she were living with me, I'd try adding this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FH708I It's the Feliway Comfort Zone diffuser. Basically, it works like a Glade plug in but rather than releasing a scent, it releases cat pheromones that will help her relax and feel more comfortable. Like someone said, even if she's not in the same room as the dogs she knows they're there so that will help her with that adjustment.

Also, is she fixed yet? I think you said she's about 6 or 7 months so she might not yet have been done (there are lots of opinions on when is the best time to do that so check with your vet). It occurs to me that if she's beginning to feel her first dose of hormones that that could be contributing to her behavior.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by fifi1puss View Post
I am glad my cats not the only one with a litter fetish. ReeRee takes FOREVER in the box....and he is loud. We can hear him two rooms away banging the sides of the box as he furiously tries and cover and recover the debris. I think it's funny. It's his little quirk, they all have them. I'm just called he cleans after himself! Some cats don't and it is stinky gross.



well she likes to move the litter all around. while in the process of doing that shes slinging it all over the place.
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by howtoholdacat View Post
One of mine "digs to China" in the litter box. It makes her happy so I don't sweat it.

Actually, your cat purring and hissing doesn't sound strange to me at all. Many cats do that. She might not ever be the easiest cat to love on but once you all learn the boundaries you probably won't notice anymore.

If she were living with me, I'd try adding this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FH708I It's the Feliway Comfort Zone diffuser. Basically, it works like a Glade plug in but rather than releasing a scent, it releases cat pheromones that will help her relax and feel more comfortable. Like someone said, even if she's not in the same room as the dogs she knows they're there so that will help her with that adjustment.

Also, is she fixed yet? I think you said she's about 6 or 7 months so she might not yet have been done (there are lots of opinions on when is the best time to do that so check with your vet). It occurs to me that if she's beginning to feel her first dose of hormones that that could be contributing to her behavior.




she isnt fixed yet. she is getting alot friendlier though.
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