Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Diego attacked Cali...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    4,550

    Diego attacked Cali...

    Diego went on a rampage this morning. He went after Cali and wouldn't stop. Her screaming is still ringing in my ears. He scratched her left eye area. I rushed her to the emergency vet while still in my pj's as her eye area was bloody and wet. She's ok, her eye is fine, just a cut on the lower lid. Diego has been on fluoxetine for several years for anxiety. I'm thinking it failed this morning.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (nine 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)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Methuen, MA; USA
    Posts
    17,077
    Oh my goodness! Must have been so scary for all of you. I'm glad to read Cali is going to be fine.

    Do you have any plan as to Diego's meds, or not yet?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    38,934
    How scary and sad! Poor Cali, and poor you!
    I've Been Frosted

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark - GMT+1
    Posts
    15,336
    Oh no! How scary. I'm glad Cali's eye is OK, though.

    It's a long time to be on any medicine. Have you tried taking her off it for a while and see how that goes? What does the vet say?

    Good luck!





    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    14,910
    Oh, my God. Poor Cali, and poor all of you! I'm glad the vet says Cali's eye is fine.

    Maybe keep them separate the rest of the weekend? And let the regular vet know on Monday and see what he/she says?

    Best wishes for you all! {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and ~~~~PURRRS~~~~ and from Pat and Poppy and Sparkler
    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.

    -- Terry Pratchett (1948—2015), Sourcery

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    USA, previously Europe
    Posts
    673
    How scary and awful! I'm glad that Cali's eye is ok. And luckily, you didn't get hurt.
    Is it possible that Diego threw up or spit out his Fluoxetine secretly? And I mean for several days. Missing one dose should not make him act like that. If that is even a remote possibility, Diego could suffer from withdrawal symptoms.
    You should definitely talk to your vet.
    How is Diego acting now? Are they separated?
    Again, I'm glad to hear that you and Cali are ok. Best wishes!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    4,550
    Thanks everyone. It was the scariest animal incident I've ever had. I keep squirt bottles around to settle kitty squabbles cause I'm not going to use my hands and risk a bite. Emptied half the bottle, but finally stopped the madness. I just managed to get the second dose of pain meds into Cali. Her eye looks pretty good but I think it hurts from the way she was holding it half open. She can have the next dose in 12 hours. I kept them separated all morning while I had to go out. They've been napping in the same room for the last 3 hours, Cali on the chair, Diego on the couch. Diego is sporting a breakaway collar doused with Feliway. The emergency vet said there are other meds that Diego could take if the fluoxetine isn't doing the job. I will be investing that to be sure.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (nine 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)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    21,618
    I found using a collar on Oscar years ago worked very well. He was on a high dose - 3 squirts a day.

    That sounds really odd and very scary. Diego isn't in pain or anything is he?

    HUGS.
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,219
    Blog Entries
    2
    So sorry to hear about that ruckus, cats can be so crazy sometimes Mine still scrap when the mood strikes. I have to agree with the collar idea, very good advice IMHO as well. Lily had to wear one for a month and a half once, I am pretty sure it bothered me far more than it did her. It has its advantages when it comes to healing for sure. All the best

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com