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Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Wed, 13th May '09 3:29 PM


My youngest cat Monster was in the hospital for two days for a blocked urinary tract, he is doing well now and is back home recovering. My other cat Skittles is a few years older and is acting all crazy now. They were buds before Monster went into the hospital but now that he is home my older cat is constantly hissing at everything and everyone. It's almost like he doesn't remember him, but he was only gone for two days? To all the cat lovers, is this normal? I am gonna clock him if he doesn't cut it out.

Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4187)
Wed, 13th May '09 3:44 PM

Sorry to hear your cat had a blocked urinary tract. That can be very scary! Anyway, yep, in my experience, your other cat's behavior is perfectly normal. The cat that was at the vet probably has all sorts of strange vet scents on him. So, your other cat may be finding it tough to recognize his pal. One thing you can do to try to remedy this is get a dish towel and rub it gently all over the cat who was at the vet. Then, take the same towel and rub your other cat with it. Do that as frequently as you can. The idea is to transfer scents so that the cat who is upset will eventually recognize his pal again.

I hope that helps!
-- Geri

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Wed, 13th May '09 3:47 PM

What a great idea!!! Thank you! I am going to do that right away.

The sad part of the whole thing is that it costs 1500 to fix a cat with a urinary tract block. Try explaining to your kid why you have to kill his cat....horrible. I luckily had a great vet who took my cat home with her, total cost to me was 450.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 13th May '09 7:36 PM

I was going to say, if the other cat has been to the same vet and didn't have much fun there, this cat's scent is reminding her of the unpleasant experience.

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Wed, 13th May '09 8:25 PM

You may be right about that vet thing. I did try the towel thing and it seems to be working rather quickly. I haven't heard my cat hiss all night. Neat little trick there. I wonder if it works with men too? hehehe.

Barb1111  (Level: 103.9 - Posts: 215)
Wed, 13th May '09 11:52 PM

If it does, let me know. I have one I would like to try it on.

Foogs  (Level: 267.4 - Posts: 848)
Thu, 14th May '09 12:00 AM

What exactly would you be rubbing all over him?

Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Thu, 14th May '09 2:19 AM

I have two cats that hiss and snarl at each other all the time. I get so tired of it, it's really nerve wracking. I've had the one probably 6 years (female - spayed) and the other one about 4 years. (male - neutered)

I may try that towel trick just to see if it might help. It sure can't hurt anything.

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