I posted last week about the sudden personality change in my 8 yr. old male Maine Coon mix cat Franz last Sat nite, after I came home smelling like DOG. He remains standoffish and sometimes scared of me. I continue with the vanilla extract, but it does not seem to work. Here's whats happening now. I return from work, he is Mr. Lovey Dovey, likes to be held, tummy rubbed, etc. As soon as that is over. about 10 minutes or so, I put him down, he seems relaxed. I do some stuff around house, get undressed etc., and then it's as if he doesn't know me! Becomes fearful, sometimes a half-hearted hiss and retreats to the bedroom chaise. If I go in there for something, he watches me like a hawk or sometimes goes under the bed. Dinnertime..as soon as the microwave beeps, he's out of the bedroom for eats. He then retreats to bedroom for the rest of the night. Sometimes he will let me pet and talk to him while he's on the chaise, sometimes not. I have ordered some Feliway spray (PetGuys) 14.99...(Yipee) and am purchasing some Bach's Rescue Remedy tomorrow. I know you can put the Rescue Remedy in water, however he doesn't drink much, can it be put in food? And how many drops do you use and how often. I was warned he was a timid cat, when I got him from his foster situation a little over a month ago. He could not attend adoption events due to his timidity. However, until last week he was adjusting well, very loving, a cuddle-bum. What am I doing incorrectly? He eats fine, pees/poops fine, no litterbox issues. Somebody help, I hate to see him in distress!
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4/8/04 at 6:57pm