I know this will probably sound like a repetitive question, <I know cuz I've searched it on these forums and on other cat forums> but anyone who could help me out on this would be greatly appreciated. I have an older cat, Jiro (about 9yrs old) *he is my heart!!!* I got Jiro when I was still in high school and lived with my parents. Anyway, he was raised by my dog and they both lived together outside. 4 years into it, my dog passed away of old age (she was 18!!). Pretty soon, the neighborhood cats started beating Jiro up. He is such a wimp! He was protected by my dog for so long, he didn't know how to defend himseld. I felt bad for him, so when I moved into my own apartment, I brought him with me. For about 6 months, he was the perfect indoor cat! Then he started spraying...I have tried EVERYTHING!!! It got so bad that I moved out of the old apartment and into a brand new apartment <thinking a clean start would help> I recently got a new bengal kitten, Yumi *aDoRaBLe!* and they seem to get along quite well. The spraying problem was around long before I got Yumi, so I don't believe Yumi has anything to do with it. Since I'm in a brand new apartment, I DO NOT want to have the same problem as I did before. Jiro has gone to the vet...they suggested Feliway, so I bought 3 plug ins and also the spray bottle. It's been 2 weeks that I've been in my new apartment and I caught Jiro spraying the other night. I walked my place with a black light, and it seems as though it was the first time. I took Jiro to the vet today and the vet suggested he start taking Buspar. Is this harmful in any way to my cat? What are your experiences with this medication? I just don't want to give my cat any medication that would make him unhealthy or sad. I am at my wit's end, so any help you can offer would help greatly. Thanks!
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8/9/05 at 10:57pm