Re: [Felvtalk] OT:help w/post traumatic stress in cat?-Diane R

2009-12-07 Thread tamara stickler
survivor - yes...Little - HA!  if ONLY! ;-)
 
Unfortunately, no, I can't arrange so he gets quality time at night.  The dog, 
also a rescue, suffers from separation anxietyif I were to lock him out of 
the room - he'd howl all night and pee on everything! (much as he does ALL DAY 
when I'm at work!) plus both Tobias-Rat (the dog)  Coebieo (the other cat) 
have IBDstressful situations, changes in routine triggers an 
attack.Micatullyvhim is my healthy one!
 
And lastly...when he boltshe does so blindly.  I've been scratched in the 
eyeball from one of his back claws as he fled across my face, slammed in the 
head by his head as he bolted from the couch (I was sitting in front of it on 
the floor).  I'd like not to go to bed having to wear a helmet and pads!
 
The good thing is, I suppose, that he doesn't seem to NEED me to get 
comfortable or to sleep or feel safe.  That has come from his independant 
nature to begin with and from the last three years of having his own room at 
night.  It's only been the last year and a half where I've let him into the 
rest of the condo ALL DAY when I'm home.  But his aggression with Coebeio (a 
much older and smaller - only 7-8 pounds compared to his 18lb. frame) is 
improvingalthough I can't wait for the day when he FINALLY STOPS being a 
pain in the arse with her!  The tully part of his name comes from the 
nerdy character played by Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters who used to annoy 
Sigorny Weaver's character...(and just like that character, Mica used to open 
doors constantly, only to lock himself on the wrong side!).  Much of the night 
those first few months was spent rescuing him from closets and cabinets that 
he had managed to get into only to have them close back
 on him locking him insidewhere of course he'd mew in that tiny cat voice 
of his CONTINUOUSLY like some kind of cat variation of Chinese water 
torture, until I came to free him!  I finally had to put child-proof locks on 
everything!
 
Thanks for the imput tho!
T


--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote:

From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com

Wow, what a little survivor Mica is! 
is there a way
that you could sleep with just Mica for a while? Maybe being with you would
calm his terrors a little, and if it's just you and him you won't have that
chain reaction. 
Diane R.




  
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Re: [Felvtalk] OT:help w/post traumatic stress in cat?-Diane R

2009-12-07 Thread Cougar Clan

I may get jeered at but.have you tried an animal communicator?
On Dec 7, 2009, at 2:47 PM, tamara stickler wrote:


survivor - yes...Little - HA!  if ONLY! ;-)

Unfortunately, no, I can't arrange so he gets quality time at  
night.  The dog, also a rescue, suffers from separation  
anxietyif I were to lock him out of the room - he'd howl all  
night and pee on everything! (much as he does ALL DAY when I'm at  
work!) plus both Tobias-Rat (the dog)  Coebieo (the other cat)  
have IBDstressful situations, changes in routine triggers an  
attack.Micatullyvhim is my healthy one!


And lastly...when he boltshe does so blindly.  I've been  
scratched in the eyeball from one of his back claws as he fled  
across my face, slammed in the head by his head as he bolted from  
the couch (I was sitting in front of it on the floor).  I'd like not  
to go to bed having to wear a helmet and pads!


The good thing is, I suppose, that he doesn't seem to NEED me to  
get comfortable or to sleep or feel safe.  That has come from his  
independant nature to begin with and from the last three years of  
having his own room at night.  It's only been the last year and a  
half where I've let him into the rest of the condo ALL DAY when I'm  
home.  But his aggression with Coebeio (a much older and smaller -  
only 7-8 pounds compared to his 18lb. frame) is  
improvingalthough I can't wait for the day when he FINALLY STOPS  
being a pain in the arse with her!  The tully part of his name  
comes from the nerdy character played by Rick Moranis in  
Ghostbusters who used to annoy Sigorny Weaver's character...(and  
just like that character, Mica used to open doors constantly, only  
to lock himself on the wrong side!).  Much of the night those first  
few months was spent rescuing him from closets and cabinets that  
he had managed to get into only to have them close back
on him locking him insidewhere of course he'd mew in that tiny  
cat voice of his CONTINUOUSLY like some kind of cat variation of  
Chinese water torture, until I came to free him!  I finally had to  
put child-proof locks on everything!


Thanks for the imput tho!
T


--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote:

From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com

Wow, what a little survivor Mica is!
is there a way
that you could sleep with just Mica for a while? Maybe being with  
you would
calm his terrors a little, and if it's just you and him you won't  
have that

chain reaction.
Diane R.





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Re: [Felvtalk] OT:help w/post traumatic stress in cat?-Diane R

2009-12-07 Thread Sharyl
Tamara, you've gotten a lot of advise.  I've had a lot of cats do strange 
things but nothing like Mica's night terrors.  If you tried the Feliway 
diffusers and it didn't help I'm not sure what else you can do.  A low dose of 
Prozac before bedtime might be the answer.
Sharyl


 On Dec 7, 2009, at 2:47 PM, tamara stickler wrote:
 
  survivor - yes...Little - HA!  if ONLY! ;-)
  
  Unfortunately, no, I can't arrange so he gets quality
 time at night.  The dog, also a rescue, suffers from
 separation anxietyif I were to lock him out of the room
 - he'd howl all night and pee on everything! (much as he
 does ALL DAY when I'm at work!) plus both Tobias-Rat
 (the dog)  Coebieo (the other cat) have
 IBDstressful situations, changes in routine triggers an
 attack.Micatullyvhim is my healthy one!
  
  And lastly...when he boltshe does so
 blindly.  I've been scratched in the eyeball from one
 of his back claws as he fled across my face, slammed in the
 head by his head as he bolted from the couch (I was sitting
 in front of it on the floor).  I'd like not to go to
 bed having to wear a helmet and pads!
  
  The good thing is, I suppose, that he doesn't seem to
 NEED me to get comfortable or to sleep or feel safe. 
 That has come from his independant nature to begin with and
 from the last three years of having his own room at
 night.  It's only been the last year and a half where
 I've let him into the rest of the condo ALL DAY when I'm
 home.  But his aggression with Coebeio (a much older
 and smaller - only 7-8 pounds compared to his 18lb. frame)
 is improvingalthough I can't wait for the day when he
 FINALLY STOPS being a pain in the arse with her!  The
 tully part of his name comes from the nerdy character
 played by Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters who used to annoy
 Sigorny Weaver's character...(and just like that character,
 Mica used to open doors constantly, only to lock himself on
 the wrong side!).  Much of the night those first few
 months was spent rescuing him from closets and cabinets
 that he had managed to get into only to have them close
 back
  on him locking him insidewhere of course he'd mew
 in that tiny cat voice of his CONTINUOUSLY like some kind of
 cat variation of Chinese water torture, until I came to free
 him!  I finally had to put child-proof locks on
 everything!
  
  Thanks for the imput tho!
  T
  
  
  --- On Mon, 12/7/09, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
 wrote:
  
  From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
  
  Wow, what a little survivor Mica is!
  is there a way
  that you could sleep with just Mica for a while? Maybe
 being with you would
  calm his terrors a little, and if it's just you and
 him you won't have that
  chain reaction.
  Diane R.
  
  
  
  
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] OT:help w/post traumatic stress in cat?-Diane R

2009-12-07 Thread Susan Hoffman
I would lean more towards Elavil, I think.  But a lot depends on why the cat is 
doing this, whether it is physical or psychological.

--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT:help w/post traumatic stress in cat?-Diane R
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Monday, December 7, 2009, 3:36 PM
 Tamara, you've gotten a lot of
 advise.  I've had a lot of cats do strange things but
 nothing like Mica's night terrors.  If you tried the
 Feliway diffusers and it didn't help I'm not sure what else
 you can do.  A low dose of Prozac before bedtime might
 be the answer.
 Sharyl
 
 
  On Dec 7, 2009, at 2:47 PM, tamara stickler wrote:
  
   survivor - yes...Little - HA!  if ONLY! ;-)
   
   Unfortunately, no, I can't arrange so he gets
 quality
  time at night.  The dog, also a rescue, suffers from
  separation anxietyif I were to lock him out of the
 room
  - he'd howl all night and pee on everything! (much as
 he
  does ALL DAY when I'm at work!) plus both
 Tobias-Rat
  (the dog)  Coebieo (the other cat) have
  IBDstressful situations, changes in routine
 triggers an
  attack.Micatullyvhim is my healthy one!
   
   And lastly...when he boltshe does so
  blindly.  I've been scratched in the eyeball from
 one
  of his back claws as he fled across my face, slammed
 in the
  head by his head as he bolted from the couch (I was
 sitting
  in front of it on the floor).  I'd like not to go to
  bed having to wear a helmet and pads!
   
   The good thing is, I suppose, that he doesn't
 seem to
  NEED me to get comfortable or to sleep or feel
 safe. 
  That has come from his independant nature to begin
 with and
  from the last three years of having his own room at
  night.  It's only been the last year and a half
 where
  I've let him into the rest of the condo ALL DAY when
 I'm
  home.  But his aggression with Coebeio (a much older
  and smaller - only 7-8 pounds compared to his 18lb.
 frame)
  is improvingalthough I can't wait for the day when
 he
  FINALLY STOPS being a pain in the arse with her! 
 The
  tully part of his name comes from the nerdy
 character
  played by Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters who used to
 annoy
  Sigorny Weaver's character...(and just like that
 character,
  Mica used to open doors constantly, only to lock
 himself on
  the wrong side!).  Much of the night those first few
  months was spent rescuing him from closets and
 cabinets
  that he had managed to get into only to have them
 close
  back
   on him locking him insidewhere of course he'd
 mew
  in that tiny cat voice of his CONTINUOUSLY like some
 kind of
  cat variation of Chinese water torture, until I came
 to free
  him!  I finally had to put child-proof locks on
  everything!
   
   Thanks for the imput tho!
   T
   
   
   --- On Mon, 12/7/09, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
  wrote:
   
   From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
   
   Wow, what a little survivor Mica is!
   is there a way
   that you could sleep with just Mica for a while?
 Maybe
  being with you would
   calm his terrors a little, and if it's just you
 and
  him you won't have that
   chain reaction.
   Diane R.
   
   
   
   
   
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