My cat Reese is almost 5 years old. She is a black calico and I rescued her from the local shelter. She basically picked me versus the other way around. She would sit on my lap, cuddle up to me where ever I would sit or lay down and if I am not available she will do the same with my husband and daughter. About 1 to almost 2 years ago now she started having these episodes where she would get so mad that she would scream at any of us and if we try to approach she gets so mad she will defecate or urinate. If she lets you close she will growl, hiss and or scream. Most time's she won't bite, but will bat her paws. This would happen every couple of months and now she has stayed this way. I have taken her to the vet, but nothing was physically wrong with her except she was a bit dehydrated. At night she will settle down and even sleep with me, but as soon as morning comes she goes back to her fits. I love my cat so much, but she is getting very difficult to live with. I have tried natural anxiety drops, but they don't even make a difference. We thought maybe it was her food making her have an upset stomach and tried a different option, but that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. My husband is ready to give up and wants to put her to sleep and I can hardly blame him, it's getting ridiculous. I think I will try and get her to the vet this week again and see if they can find anything wrong. If not I may have to send her to cat heaven, which is devastating! Could she have a mental illness? Any suggestions are welcome!
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2/22/09 at 10:18am