Anyone tried OTC anti-anxiety treatments?
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|Mon, 11-05-2012 - 1:53am|
I have nine cats, and a lot of trouble with fights and spraying. This started when we took in the adult cat that my ex and his wife were throwing away. My other cats all came here as kittens, so they just had a few days' adjustment and that was it, but having the adult cat come here was a different story. He's been here about four years now and things haven't gotten the slightest bit better.
In additiion, my 12 YO Maine Coon, who became the alpha male following the death of our much older female cat who was very much the dominant animal in the house, has been increasingly anxious, lately. He has started sitting on the table by the recliner I spent half my life in (because of health issues) and meowing, very loudly, on and on and on. I will get up and check and make sure there is food and water and that none of the other cats are waiting to be let in or out, or have accidently been locked in the sewing room, etc.. But, he will continue meowing at me. Sometimes he will put his nose right in my face and meow. I was looking at some products that are supposed to help with cat anxiety. Since I don't have any extra money, I need to have a good idea that something is going to work before spending money on it. So, does anyone have any experience with anything like that, and did you find it helped or didn't help?
If I find something that works with my Main Coon, I will try it on some of the other cats I think are doing the peeing where they aren't supposed to. We even wake up to pee on the kitchen counters sometimes. NOT GOOD!