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My cat Milo is the only male cat in a 4 cat household. For the past 2 years he has been spraying all over the house so our vet put him on "kittie Prozac" so that he would stop spraying. He has been on this medication for about a year now and while he is on it he is really dull, boring, unfriendly, and a bully to our other cats. Just recently we ran out of medication and have not gotten a re-fill so he has been off his prozac for about 2 weeks now and since then he has COMPLETELY changed! Now is is super snuggly, sleeping on our beds, jumps up on our laps and sleeps on our laps and just LOVES to be petted (like most cats do). Also, when he sleeps, he experiences some full-body twiches and seizure like movements while he's dreaming which he never used to do when he was asleep. My question, though, is this: ever since Milo has been off his pills, he has CONSTANTLY been meowing ALL day. Before, he would NEVER meow but now it's evey minute when he's not asleep. Also, he has started to spray again all over the house but we are hesitant to put him back on his medication because we absolutely LOVE the new friendly Milo. Does anyone know why he is having full body twitches or why his is alwys meowing now? Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated! We don't want to loose our brand-new kittie!! Thank you all in advance!

~Celeste
 

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Perhaps Feliway would be helpful in keeping him a bit calmer, but not too calm. He might enjoy catnip now and then just for fun. If he doesn't have a urinary tract problem and the litter is clean and to his liking, I think you'll need to ask the vet. Perhaps Dr. Jean will help. In case this twitching in indicative of a physiological problem, I'll move this thread to the Health Forum, in hopes that she sees it.
 

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My guess is that Milo is just overwhelmed by feeling normal for the first time in 2 years! Evidently he has some strong opinions about it, and just wants to let you know! :)

In many cats, drug therapy can be used for a short period of time and then discontinued, but others, like Milo, revert to the same behavior as before.

Personally I don't like using drugs to treat behavior problems that have other, safer, more natural solutions. A young, energetic cat that is drugged to the point of sedation, well what kind of life is that?

I'd be thinking of flower essences and play therapy for Milo, to help him integrate back into the household, increase his territorial confidence, and burn off some of that excess energy! Not to mention more routine environmental management like number, size, type and location of litterboxes. See several articles in our free library on these topics:
http://www.littlebigcat.com/?action=library . A consultation with a professional behavior consultant might also be helpful.

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Dr. Jean
 

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Yes, Milo is neutred which I forgot to state in my previous post. And thank you for all your replies. I will definitely use your suggestions :D
 
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