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Author Topic: We have a new kitty boy!  (Read 2643 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2017, 08:02:01 PM »

Good news, glad to hear there was progress.
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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2017, 05:39:10 PM »

Things are not working well with Glory at all. We still have to keep him separated from the other 2 cats, either in a separate room, in a pen, or put the other cats in a separate room. I think he's finally finished growing, but he's still attacking the others. We have managed to prevent fights only by separation. He is still trying to jump on the others even through the pen. Phantom is terrified of him, and I definitely can't risk him hurting her, since she's so elderly.

I did find fleas on Glory today; maybe that is what is making him irritable (see my other recent post.) He got along so well with the other cats at the pet store with the rescue, and we selected him specifically because he appeared to relate very well to other cats. I can't figure out what went wrong. He will be seeing a vet soon (when they have an opening that fits with my work schedule; I am waiting for a cancellation) and I'm hoping they can give me some insight into why he seemed to change.

With humans, he's still an absolute sweetie pie and very affectionate. Although kinda wild! but not out of line for a young, energetic male cat.
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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2017, 02:46:40 AM »

Ughhhhh, cats!!!!!!!!!!   Huh Tongue Angry Undecided   Why do they have to be such PsITA?   Roll Eyes

I'm so sorry to hear things are still a "situation."  Seeing that he had fleas (or brought eggs with him) and they're just being noted now, well, yeah, I would think that would make him very irritable and jumpy.  Did the vet decide not to do a flea treatment from the get-go?  I wonder if the itchy uncomfortable feeling may have started shortly after you brought him home - though, it sure has been a while...?

Fingers crossed that once his fleas are gone and he's feeling more comfortable, that he'll be able to chill and not think that the other kitties are making his skin crawl.

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« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2017, 09:06:35 AM »

For months, Cara has been trying so hard to befriend him, giving him eye squeezes, deliberately using non-threatening body language--although she hated him at first, of course, I think she really wants to establish a relationship with him. To have another young cat for Cara to play with, after we lost Linley, was the reason we adopted Glory in the first place.

Thinking about possible allergies as a cause of Glory's aggressiveness, I tried multiple weeks of restricted diets (fish-free, chicken-free, etc.) with no result. So I don't think he has food allergies at all.

Fingers crossed that flea treatment will do it!
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« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2017, 10:10:41 PM »

I hope you will sort it out eventually. It would be good for Cara to have someone to play with, and hopefully Glory will settle down.. I can fully understand your concern about Phantom, elderly cats need extra care (its great that Phantom is 21).
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