We lost our other cat in December. Before that, Neko would not touch kitty treats, can food, nothing that wasn't dry Purina. I was giving them to Indy to try and tempt her appetite when she wouldn't eat. Eventually we found she had a tumour and had to put her down. Now since then Neko has become addicted to Pounce kitty treats. She demands them all day long. I only give them to her once or twice a day and I count them out according to the chart on the back. She has also become totally demanding attention-wise, if you are on the couch she will sit beside you and scream for attention. She never did this before, she was always the cat in the corner sleeping under the desk, bothering no one. Now she sleeps with me, which can cause problems as she does not seem to be aware that walking across my face is not appropriate. She follows us around day and night, bathroom, kitchen, wherever, there she is underfoot and begging. She will go off occasionally and sleep on my bed alone for an hour or two but she is right back at it again. She does not appear unhealthy physically, she is eating, drinking, pooping, etc, her coat is shiny, her eyes are clear. My roommate thinks it is the kitty treats making her so demanding. Could this be the case? Neko is 11 now, she has never been an "only cat" before. Could she have always wanted to behave like this but was "smothered" by Indy the alpha-female? Last night I locked her in my bedroom for an hour because she would not stop bothering me and scratching the carpet-I may have to get a new floor rug as she has ours almost destroyed.
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3/26/06 at 7:27am