|Purred: Tue Sep 3, '13 7:45am PST |
|Alright, so I called the vet this morning. Luckily he doesn't need to see them. They do want a urine sample, which i'll get into later. She asked me what has changed in my household. I did mention how I haven't been home all that much in about 4 days, and that there has been a lot of stress the past few weeks. She said that will do it. I was shocked. I've been focused so much on preventing him from seeing the outside cats, that I didn't realize all the stress has gotten to him too. Hes more sensitive than I though. She also mentioned that because I havent been home, he probably feels as though I abdandoned him. He isn't secure in his surrounds from the stress, lack of me being there, so he is spraying. Oh and the outside cats don't help.
I was home last night, and he was so good. He slept with me all night long, right up against my face. This morning, he looked exhausted. He layed in the hall facing my doorway so he could see me. Then he ran up his cat tree and slept while I got ready for work. All of this together makes complete sense to me. (Please someone tell me if you this this is all crap and if there is anything else I need to evaluate)
Unfortunately I can't be home all the time. I do work full time. And on the weekends I do go out. So I'm going to try to have a routine with Hunter. I bought his favorite toy online today. I actually got 2, one for a back-up. I will come home and relax for a while, eat dinner, then play with him until I go to bed. I have sort of been neglecting him. Anyway...
What I have done to try and revent him from spraying:
Bought a black light and... holy crap! This is self explanitory
Purchased Natures Miracle with Oxy - no more smell!
bought 2 toys to distract and bond with him again.
purchased frosted glass application for sliding glass door.
will purchase feliway diffusers to put around the house.
Try to make his home as peaceful and as pleasant as possible.
I will update this in a few days and let you know how its going... My poor Hunty. Like mother like son I guess. I'm one giant stress ball.
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