Warning this is long - About a month ago, I noticed that my cat had not eaten all day. This is quite unusual for him. He eats regularly, poops regularly. He's quite predictable. He went on like this for a week. He ate out of my hand but not his bowl. Then I realized that maybe his teeth were bothering him. He was not blessed with perfect teeth and will bite my hand off if I go near him with a toothbrush. So, I buy him wet food (he only licked the gravy off) and took him to the vet. The vet said I was right, gave me "antirobe" to give to him 5 days before his teeth cleaning and then 5 days after. Meanwhile, my cat is acting strangely, not coming when I call, hiding, he peed on our bed and in his bed (he has never peed anywhere but his litter box ever) and just acting all around strange. So, he gets his teeth cleaned. The vet said that the antirobe was working, clearing up the swelling in his gums and his teeth polished up nicely. I brought him home and it took him a while to recover from the anesthetic (droopy eyes, second eyelid closed, a bit of drooling, etc. - called the vet to see if this was normal, he said yes.) So now it is three days later. He is still behaving strangely. He still will not eat his hard food, won't sleep on our bed, doesn't come when I call, etc. Although, he is very affectionate when I approach him and give me tons of "eye kisses" when I look at him. Tonight, while my husband and I were watching a movie he started pacing around our apartment. He wouldn't relax. So finally I coax him up onto my stomach and he promptly pees on me! I clean my self up and talk with my husband about why the heck he would he would pee on me. He hasn't stopped pacing yet. While we are talking he starts running around and as he is running he poops! Is he going insane? I figure it's because he doesn't like his new litter. So, I sent my husband out to get a different type. We'll try that. Hopefully, that will work. Could it be the antibiotics, do cats spontaneously go insane, is he pissed off about me getting his teeth cleaned? What? If anyone could shed some insight, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure what to do.
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7/29/01 at 11:59pm