Question by justlilolme: I have created a monster! Cat behavior problems!!?
I am the owner of 2 4 yr old neutered male cats, and one small dog. One of the boys has developed some serious behavior problems.
I know I contributed to this situation by bringing in 4 foster cats that I am desperately trying to re-home. I hate to take them to a shelter BUT this is getting out of hand.
I am afraid that even when the fosters go it may be too late for mr. anti-social. He literally is squatting down right in front of me and peeing (not spraying) on what ever he can, he attacks every animal that gets near him, and he avoids walking along the floor at all costs. He walks along the edge of everything he can find to get from room to room.
I absolutely don’t want to get rid of him BUT it has crossed my mind. I try to give him extra special attention one on one BUT his behavior is getting REALLY out of control! Do I medicate him, isolate him?? HELP!!
WOW! Didn’t I pick the right time of day to get serious answers! Thanks for those that are real. I actually have had the fosters isolated for a long time! They came from a farm and were very unsocialized. My problem child just hasn’t adjusted no matter how slow I have gone.
Answer by MKL
Try a cat behaviourist, who will come into your home and advise you on your specific problem after seeing the cat in his environment.I have behavioural problems with one of my cats and found the advice given really helped.
I also use Feliway, which is a plug-in diffuser that releases synthetic cat hormones into the air. It is supposed to mimic the pheromones that cats give off when they rub themselves against furniture etc. While this hasn’t solved the problem, it has at least made it a bit better.
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