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    Zoe to the vet Update #22 Another update #25

    It's 5:30 a.m. I have dozed fitfully since 4:30 a.m. I am never up this early but couldn't get back to sleep.

    Last night Cole was lying down on a shelving unit I put by the window in my office. It has a pillow and a comfy mat. The edge of the short curtains was on the pillow and mat and he started to slip.

    I went to help him but he semi-fell to the floor, right in front of Zoe. She did a banshee freak-out, thinking she was being attacked. She went at Cole so fiercely that he peed himself. I hauled her out.
    Oscar waited outside the office door for her and chased her under the bed and hissed at her. Cole's protector I guess.

    Not long after I went to bed Zoe got up and lay down by my left side and went to sleep. Oscar was on the other side of me. About 2 am Zoe spotted him and lunged for him; I had my hand on her so pulled her back. She went under the bed, a favourite spot.

    4:30 am - Oscar is watching Zoe who is giving little growls under the bed. I had taken two small rags and sprayed Feliway on them...I know it doesn't work fast, but I had to try something so early.

    ANYway, Zoe went on another banshee attack on Oscar. Again I pulled her away and she ran under the bed. I then noticed I needed a couple of bandaids, one on my right hand and the other on my left foot.

    When I brought Zoe home just over 2 years ago things were going very well. Then there was another 'accidental' attack where all three of them went on a gallop out of my room and down the hall. Zoe, 9 lbs, was sandwiched between Cole and Oscar, each 16 lbs on a good day. They got to the living room and she attacked, banshee screams and all. Cole wet himself again. I kept Zoe separately in my bedroom for 3 or 4 days.



    I will call the vet tomorrow. My regular vet is not in til Tuesday. I think Zoe needs a good checkup at least, a geriatric one, and maybe something mild and long term to take the edge off until she gets more comfortable with my two.

    I wish I could turn the clock back, but I can't.

    Prayers and good thoughts for Zoe and a more peaceful household, please. Thank you.



    So I will call the vet tomorrow
    Last edited by Catty1; 04-02-2013 at 01:18 PM.
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    Oh poor Zoe, and poor Oscar and Cole and you, Candace! I hope the vet will come up with something that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
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    >Prayers and good thoughts for Zoe and a more peaceful household, please. Thank you.
    You have them from us, Candace.
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    Thanks, Pat.

    Things got quiet enough that I crawled back to bed about 7 and slept for another 2 1/2 hours. I needed it.

    Cole has stayed hidden behind a chair; he threw up a hairball (though I'm sure the stress didn't help). I gave him some petmalt on his paw and fed him there. He ate all his breakfast and is doing well.

    Oscar is hissing at Zoe; Zoe is making funny sounds at Oscar. They did have a chase/run-in but nothing as serious as earlier. I'll fix each of them up with a Feliway collar...heck, let's do the whole lot!

    At least things have settled down for now.
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    Yikes!! I sure hope things settle down for you - and sooner rather than later!

    I can't imagine having a fighting crew. When I had multiple cats, they never fought, and my son's 2 cats don't either. I did have a dog that would tear into one of the others occasionally - he was a fear biter. As long as no one startled him tho, he was fine. And Myndi would on a rare occasion show Sparky who was the Alpha dog, but it was always a quick snap at him, then all was forgotten.

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    pom, it doesn't happen all the time. But what you said made me think that Zoe is a fear fighter. She IS half the size of the other two, and if one is accidentally falling in her direction, she certainly would see it as an attack!

    She is fearful and distrustful of them both, though. She does touch noses on occasion with Cole. Oscar is the alpha cat and often all he has to do is stand still and just look at her to remind her! This usually happens is she is lying on my legs and he wants the spot.

    Will keep you posted.
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    Thoughts and prayers for you and your fur-kids, Catty1!!
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    Just saw this thread. I hope the situation continues to improve. A few of mine like to argue and fight, too.
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    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.
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    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.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    This is great news!!! I hope that the peace continues.
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    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.
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