Hi there. Some of you might remember me...I've put in a few threads about my frustrations with my spraying cat, Jiro. Well, I'm back again with the same frustrations. Jiro is a male cat (9yrs, neutered as a kitten) and is spraying everything. I moved from my old apartment into a new apartment (*brand new, just built so there is no other cat smell and no other cats in the neighborhood), the doc told me to get Jiro a companion because he may be lonely since I spend long hours at work...I got Jiro a kitten (Which he seems to get along with. *They groom each other so I'm assuming that all is well between them ). I got the Feliway spray and the plug. Yup, he spraying right on top of the plug! <grrrrrrr!!!!> I've tried foil, cat repellent, upside down carpet run, everything! Jiro has been to 3 different vets (1st time he had a UTI, so he was given antibiotics, 2nd time: more anitbiotics and 3rd time:they said he was all clear...well he was still spraying so the next vet put him on Buspar. I was excited becuz I thought this would work....well it only made him kind of groggy but he still sprayed. Finally, i took him to a cat specialist: this vet deals only with cats so I had another spark of hope. The vet did another urinalysis and discovered that Jiro had Triple Struvite Crystals *gasp!* So Jiro was given more anitbiotics and put on a special prescription diet. I was ordered to keep Jiro in the bathroom and only let him out with supervision. About a month later, on his follow-up visit, the urinalysis showed that his crystals were gone and his urine ph level was normal. He is still on the prescription food. I put 3 litter boxes (*I live in a small 2 bedroom apt) So I was confident that it was the UTI that made him spray...NOT!!! He was doing well for about 2 weeks, and now he is spraying again! ARGH!!!! I use Anti-Icky-Poo Enzymatic cleaner and I put things on top of where he has previously sprayed....after literally thousands of dollars in vet bills, I am super frustrated!!! I think I have tried everything! He can't go outside because he is a WUSS! He gets beat up and hates to be outside! I love my cat and I would never ever give him away, but I have to live in my apt and cat pee really stinks! hee hee. Any more ideas? My brain is tired! Help! *thx for reading this super long post!
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10/19/05 at 7:29pm