I had already e-mailed a behaviourist today as his spraying is getting out of control, and he came home covered in oil tonight, which I thought odd. 10 mins later, had a knock on the door, someone who lives on the street behind me asking if I knew of a large black and white cat wiht a collar on (they know I foster, so I always get asked if they want to know who a cat belongs to!!), so I said it sounded like Tom, she came in and looked, and confirmed it. Apparently he has been going on their street beating the two male cats up, but ignores the female cat. The other day he had one of them pinned to the floor, and biting him (never seen him do anything like that, he is normal more vocal than vicious), and tonight her cat has come home with a rip in his ear. I have got the rescue to agree to us covering the bill for this latest one, but obviously something needs to be done - in a way I am surprised it has taken him so long, the cat he has attacked tonight has lived round here nearly as long as Tom. She has suggested ringing the vet, but when i spoke to her the other week (Tom was left there to check for cystitis, he is clear - and according to blood tests, perfectly healthy), all she could suggest is hormone tabs, which I was trying to avoid by using Feliway and RR, but I have given him a tab tonight, and i am going to ground him tomorrow - although last time I did that, he sprayed in front of me. I have got her to agree to contacting a paper for an appeal, she is wary in case we get cranks replying, but she thought that about the rehoming page, and it hasn't. I just dont know what else we are going to do with him, we have him advertised on two internet sites, posters at 2 vets and I will be going to the local pet shop this week to drop a poster off, the spraying is getting an issue, and at times it is like he is doing it to punish me (I slept in till 7.30 on Sat, so he sprayed up the curtains). Any advice/tips??
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9/19/06 at 2:50pm