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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Hi there.

Dexter has started to spray!

Anyway have him booked in on Monday to get his poms poms sorted out.

In the meantime I've had to unfortunately relegate him to the kitchen as it's the only room that is not carpeted. I feel really mean and although I am making many visits to him during the day for cuddles and kisses and he has his toys and tree out there he gives me such a sad look every time I go out there!

What I wanted to ask is I have another elderly cat and I'm not sure whether I should keep him in the kitchen too? I'm thinking it might be company for Dexter and I'm also worried that if I let Muskey in Dexter might really feel like his nose has been pushed out.

What do you think?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:56 pm 
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Hi Eggman.
Something has clearly triggered this behaviour - It is unlikely to be that he has 'come of age' but that something is unsettling him. How does he get on with your older statesman? Are they good buddies? If not, that could be the cause, and you could make it worse by forcing them together.
If they show no issues, then I would look for an external source of the behaviour - Such as another cat, or even dog, coming into the garden / spraying in the area of the doors, etc. Is there a local queen who may be on heat? Has another cat been in the house, perhaps?
Did you have another cat previously, and have recently brought out some of their put away toys / bedding? Any source of new scent should be tracked down for consideration or exclusion.
Once you work out the trigger, then you can tackle it - Getting the plums off is a good start but may not stop the spraying! Tchai, one of my old moggies was de-marbled, and used to stand on the garage roof to spray anyone daft enough to stand below him too long!
A Feliway or Pheromone diffuser may help - You can get them in most large pet stores (for a price!)
Good luck - And get a brolly if he's anything like my old toad! :sarcastic_hand:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:31 am 
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Many thanks for replying. It turns out it wasn't spray at all and that Dexter is ill.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:43 am 
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Hi - Sorted out login problems, so back on here!
How is Dexter doing? What was the illness - Is it better now? xx

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:49 am 
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jodonut99 wrote:
Hi - Sorted out login problems, so back on here!
How is Dexter doing? What was the illness - Is it better now? xx


Hi there. Dexter has TF. We have two cats so both are being treated. Muskey, my Burmese seems to be responding to treatment much better than Dexter at the moment (day 4 of treatment today) as he has not improved at all yet :sad:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:22 pm 
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Aww. Bless them. TF is a horrible illness when it hits, and takes time to deal with. I am sure they will both be fine in the long run.
Sounds like your vet is in the ball to identify the illness so quickly. That's a good sign at least... :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:02 pm 
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jodonut99 wrote:
Aww. Bless them. TF is a horrible illness when it hits, and takes time to deal with. I am sure they will both be fine in the long run.
Sounds like your vet is in the ball to identify the illness so quickly. That's a good sign at least... :thumbup:


Thank you.

The Vet actually took a long time to getting round to giving him the proper treatment and I am sure that's why his condition is so very bad.

The Vet asked me to ring her if there was no improvement after a week and I telephoned her today. She told me this was the end of the line if it didn't work and they have done everything they can and insinuated it was my fault for having a Bengal :sad:

There was no talk of any further treatment apart from a specialist and we just haven't got the money to fund that. Besides I really don't know what a specialist would be able to do anyway.

Just have to hope and pray it works. We have 10 day's of treatment left.

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