Well, only one more week til the collars should START showing results. The meds take the same length of time, so no biggie.
I can keep the bedroom door open at night. Nothing horrid happens. If Oscar gives chase (his tail was less poofy today) Zoe is usually under the bed already. If not, I put her in the bedroom and close the door. And I shoo Oscar away.
Zoe hasn't screeched but she did yowl when Oscar and Cole kind of had her cornered.
Mom thinks I have too many cats. The HS is full of kitties looking for homes. Even though Zoe was the last to arrive here, I could never never give her away!:(
Prayers for improvement in the near future.
I hope that the collars and meds will work and that everthing will settle down in your home. Good luck.:) My parents have been telling me that I have too many cats for many many years now. They even thought that having 2 at a time was one too many.;)
Hi Candace, I wanted to let you know that my RB Storm also had high calcium levels for several years. He was eating a vet prescription diet of Royal Canin Urinary S/O for his urinary problems. Later when I changed vets and diets for all of my cats to grain free, his calcium levels improved within the normal range. What kind of food is Zoe being fed? This could be due to her diet.
Originally Posted by Catty1
AHA! KAK, thank you!
Since Oscar blocked early in 2012 he has been back on the Royal Canin SO. It was easier to have all three on the same kibble.
Since Zoe went to the vet I have her on Dental kibble and got Weight Control for Cole (Oscar likes it too, which is great!).
I'll use up the RC SO on Oscar.
I'll also let my vet know about the calcium and SO. She's really open to things like that.
You're very welcome.:) Let's hope that this is being caused by her diet and nothing more. If it is being caused by diet alone, it still may take a while for her calcium level to get back into the normal range. I would wait at least 6 months and then get some more bloodwork done on her. Good luck.:)
Originally Posted by Catty1
Just saw this thread. I hope the situation continues to improve. A few of mine like to argue and fight, too.
Well, well, well. It's just about the end of Week 3. The collars were supposed to start showing results this week.
Things are MUCH better. Zoe, Oscar AND Cole all sleep in my bedroom. Zoe is atop the cat post looking out the window or on her special 'mat'. Oscar and Cole are on the bed. When I am in bed Zoe and Oscar are on the bed at the same time - in different spots of course! It is SO nice to have Cole back on the bed; he was so scared for quite some time. I started grooming him often again, and rubbing his tummy. It's so nice to hear him purring and coming for head and neck scritchies again!
Of course, there is a session of hissing every so often, but NOTHING like the banshee flip-outs that were happening before.
On the 19th I am to call the vet. Zoe will be having her calcium level rechecked and we will likely transition to the Feliway collars. That is, I buy the Feliway and collars and dose them twice a day.
The Dental food has really reduced a lot of the tartar Zoe had on her back upper molars! My vet suggested this to see if we could avoid the cost of a dental cleaning. So far, so good!
Things are good now. On to the collars!
Thanks for all the good wishes.
Oh. what a lot of wonderful good news! Happy dances here!
May all go well with the vet next week, and may the Feliway collars really do the trick.
This is great news!!!:) I hope that the peace continues.:)
Zoe and Oscar have graduated to fabric cat collars with Feliway squirted into them twice a day. Little wriggly Zoe is hard to dose in the evenings, but I'm 1 for 2 so far. ;)
Her calcium levels were redone one month later. I can't recall the normal level - let's say it's 2.5. The vet left a message saying it's 2.6 - and that is down from 3.25!
He said that since she is doing well in all other areas that this is fine, but I can call if I have any questions.
So all is well...just need to see how the actual Feliway dose affects Zoe in the next week or two.
Thanks for all your good thoughts and prayers. I am forwarding them to Merlin and Sparkler. :love:
I'm so glad to hear that everyone is doing well. Thanks for keeping us updated.:)