For about 5 weeks now, Indiana has been taking the cat version of Prozac to help with aggression issues at home-him always attacking my other kitty to the point where she either hides under the table all the time or on the top of her kitty perch. I haven\'t yet noticed a big change, actually things have gotten worse btwn the cats for sure, but he is a little better with me, after being aggressive the first weeks after starting the medication.
My vet says to keep on going and see, since it can take a few weeks for the medicine to take effect, but I was curious if anyone else had the same thing happen, where the relationship btwn the cats is already stressed, has become even more strained.
Indy never chased Kitty P. at the litter box, but after the meds started he jumped at her and startled her so much that she jumped out of the box and her poop actually ended up on the floor, since she was mid-potty. Another time he jumped on her again and she had a bloody scratch above her eye and now has another on her nose and I noticed while grooming her she has little tiny scratches on her head that I didn\'t notice before.
Where before she would hiss at him when he would bother her on her window perch or when he would jump on her, she now hisses and growls almost just at the site of him. She doesn\'t do it if all three of us are playing together, unless he gets right next to her in her face, but for the most part she does any other time. They still eat together fine and a few nights she let him join her on the window perch with no hisses/growls, but now if he is even standing underneath it or on the dresser next to it, she is growling....she is even growling and hissing when he isn\'t even close to her because I think she is scared he might be hiding, just waiting for a chance to jump on her.
I have them separated now whenever I leave the house and when I open the door to the bedroom (I have a small place and only one door seperates the bedroom/bathroom from the living room) Kitty starts grooming his neck right away, but almost within minutes the sparks start to fly because he tries to play and she is not having it. I can\'t just let them \"work it out\" because I don\'t want her to have cuts anymore and fear him even more, but I am not sure what else to try since I am giving Indy the medication daily.
I am just really confused at what to do-the vet has been great, considering I feel like I have called there so many times, but I am worried that this will never get better. I guess it always seems like the worst when it\'s your kitties! I really think he is just trying to play with her 90% of the time, and I am doing my best to make sure I play with him a lot, but I don\'t want her to feel left out, and if she hears him in the other room when I have her for 1 on 1 time, she just stares at the door and won\'t play. I even got him another collar-we\'ve tried a few, with a bell (to give her warning), which lasted about 3 days before he figured out how to get this one off! I got a harness too and am working on getting him used to wearing it, so if anything I can put a bell on that.
So, after this long message, has anyone else had something similar and has suggestions that might help?
Thanks for listening!