Ok, so I know you all may think that is is strange but here is my story and hopefully it may just help someone else out. 2 years ago I adopted Kitty and B'lou they are one month apart and I got them when they were 2 months old. Great kittens loved eachother. So one year goes by and Kitty starts getting very aggressive towards B'lou and started swatting at people if I had them over. Ok...so I thought she just didn't like them, you know getting a bad vibe. It was a slow process that kept getting worse. With in 4 months I couldn't get kitty to behave if anyone was over, constant hissing and clawing at them, thankfully not at me (never bit the hand that feeds you ). A girlfriend of mine her mother had a very sick cat that she didn't have money to take her to the vet. She has a lot of mental problems, not the cat the mother. So she calls me up crying that this cat Ziggy was about half the size that she was 2 months prior. So I called my vet and got an appointment for that afternoon. Took Ziggy in who was 4 yrs old. The vet told me that she had one of the worst cases of earmits that they could have and not only that, but that she had ear infections so bad in each ear that she couldn't even see down the ears with her piece. Anyways. so I took her back to my house for treatment and antibiotics because I wasn't going to put her back in this situation with this unstable lady, and she truthfully is. So now I have this on going issue with kitty and bringing Ziggy in just set off a side of Kitty I didn't even know could exsist. I was have cat fights left and right. Kitty decided to just remain in my bed room on this end table that I had. I had to make sure that ziggy wouldn't be able to get to her. Ok so I thought lets give it a coulple of months things should start to settle down. Wrong they just kept getting worse. Well I wasn't going to get ride of anyone, but was very determined to fix this issue. so 10 months goes by and the fights have subsided, but the aggression in kitty towards b'lou and ziggy and people was still there. She won't touch the floor, she will only stay on the end table in her cat bed. I have a litter box right under that. Sometimes she will sit on my bed. This was the way she choose to live for 10 months or so. Ok, well My vets office was very aware of this situation. I had taken her in 5 months after ziggy came to live with us and the vet on duty not my normal vet told me that she had a behavioral problem (kitty), duh... I had already told them that. so that was a waste. My vet went on maternity leave so I couldn't see her for a while. In June I saw her and she met with Kitty, man kitty was so mad that she had to leave her comfort zone of the table. Anyways the vet suggested Feliway, and told me that this isn't something that offer or even suggest often, but she new how responsible I was and how dedicated I am to my animals. She suggested Antidepressants. Ok, I though Interesting. I kept thinking to myself, have I done everything I can. Yes. so the end of june we did the blood work to see if it was going to be ok with her liver and kidneys and it was. So The very end of july she started Prozac. I have keep close eyes on her. She is one month and one week into prozac and things have already gotten about 10% better. The other day she was in her litter box and I was at my computer, I look over and she was walking on the floor all by herself with out my setting her there, you could tell she was nervous, but she was doing it. It didn't last long, but small steps. I brought her into my living room to lay on the couch like I have been trying to do with her everyday for months and now she doesn't want to lay with me she wants to walk all over my couches and end table to explore. I know that this doesn't seem like a lot but to me it is. She still has her hissing moments and is not afraid to tell you when she is mad. I even caught her licking ziggys head yesterday. I can't thank my vets enough for allowing me to take this avenue with her. Like I said I would never had given her up for the world, but live is starting to get back to normal finally after over year.
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8/31/06 at 10:34am