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    Diego going to vet

    Diego is going to the vet tomorrow evening at 6:30. I want him to have a full physical and see if there is anything wrong with him. I've tried feliway, diffuser and spray and a herbal cat calm spray remedy and a cat calm drop in their water. To no avail. He stalks and attacks Cali and she's got more wounds from him. I've had it, it must stop! I can't be there all the time with my water squirt bottle to distract him. Maybe some kitty "prozac" is in order.
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    Poor Cali.. I would say you just need to seperate the two.. Put him in a spare bedroom with double up top each other baby half doors so he can not jump out.. Make this his room with food, water & litter.. Sounds like this is the only way to get this stoped.. Good Luck

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    I'm sorry to hear this. Hopefully the vet will be able to help him. I tried just about everything on Storm because he would also bully the others. The only thing that I found that worked out well and didn't change his personality or make him so drugged was an herbal pill called "Calm Spirit". It did take about 2weeks to get into his system though. Now since I found out that it contains wheat in it I can't give him these any more. He's been much better about his bullying ways lately but sometimes I do have to break up a small fight. He's never physically attacked the others though. Good luck.
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    I'm sorry to hear there has been such an issue! How long has this been going on? Poor Diego and Cali; they're probably both very confused about this behavior. Keep us posted.
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    So, Diego kicked up some kind of fuss at the vets when they tried to take blood/urine from him. He had to be sedated. No crystals in the urine. Will get the blood results Saturday or Sunday. On Monday they will have some prozac compounded for him and we're going to give it a whirl for 6 weeks. He checked out physically fine, 5.11 kg. He's sitting in the cat tree now, relaxing.

    The vet doesn't believe there is anything wrong with him other than some anxiety issues. I guess better that he act out than internalize it and end up with IBS like his mom.

    I am hopeful the prozac will give him some peace.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    Fingers and paws crossed that this will help. ((((HUGS))))) for Diego, Cali and QofP.
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    So do you suppose Diego wore himself out at the vet last night? He's been napping pretty much all day. Cali has been laying out in the open on the floor. I wonder if this is residual effects of his being sedated last night or maybe the combination of that and using up all his energy fighting, growling, etc.

    Still waiting for the call on the blood work.

    It's kind of like old times, before the fire scare, peaceful, good kitties. Will see how long it lasts.
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    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    The peace lasted till 7 pm last night. At least they settled and let me sleep for a little while however, I've been up since 2:30 this morning trying to keep Diego from attacking Cali. I'm trying not to get mad at Diego cause I know it will solve nothing, but I'm tired from lack of sleep. We can't get the prozac quick enough.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    I'm sorry to hear this. Is there any way you can keep them separated until he can be started on the prozac? When I tried it on Storm, I was told that it might take a while but it seemed to help calm him pretty quickly. Over time though, it just made him sleep all of the time and then he also became anorexic so I had to stop giving it to him. The vet said that sometimes this will be side effect but usually only dogs sometimes become anorexic. Good luck.
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    Cali's got another owie in her armpit so she's back on antibiotics and is sporting the conehead again. When I picked up the meds I got a cone for Diego too. He's test driving it now. He does not like it one bit, but he is so focused on it that he's totally ignorning Cali. Since she'll be sporting a party hat for the next couple of weeks I figure he can too. That will give his meds time to start working and won't leave Cali vulnerable to his attack when I'm at work and she is unable to fight back due to her conehead.
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