I adopted my kitty when she was 3 at the humane society in september of 2009.
When I brought her home we immediately found out she is aggressive, but assumed it was because she was in a new place and was just scared.
We were wrong..
She is very aggressive and attacks randomly. Feliway does not work. I play with her a lot and she would still be crazy. I got suet for the birds to eat outside so she could watch them, she is an indoor cat. That didn't help though.
Weird thing is she can be the sweetest cat ever..
I put her on Prozac for awhile and it didn't seem to work so when I was running out I took her off slowly and my vet prescribed Buspirone.
She went crazy (crazier than before the prozac) while she was coming off of it..it was terrible she was hissing puffing and growling and I couldn't move. I had to carry toys and eventually a squirt bottle around. I had to keep her in an extra room and let her out when i went to class.
She has been on Buspirone for 4 weeks now. She started being REALLY nice after 2 weeks, even around my sister who visited. It was nice, though she stopped playing and after about 4 days of being nice she stopped eating for a few days and now only eats wet food.
Buspirone side effects are loss of appetite and dizzieness, this somewhat explains it..
Today she had a relapse of being crazy when my mom was over, not sure why because my mom was feeding her. Also she was acting weird and giving me her evil stare and meowing crazy at me and playing for once, so I knew something was up.
anyway, anyone have any advice for balancing a kitties brain? I wonder if there are supplements or nutritional answers? I am getting pretty desperate, I don't want to put her to sleep. I could never do that, and I don't know of a better living situation for her since I live alone in a small apartment and rarely have anyone over and am pretty quiet.
thank you so much, and sorry this was so long.