Trouble: White Oriental Shorthair Neuter: Photo J. Singer
Just to keep everyone updated on the "spraying" issue to which our household has been plagued, I have some news.
After administering an eye stain in a capsule, which will glow day glow green when checked with a black light to both Trouble and Lucyfur, our domestic shorthair spay, we feverishly continued trying to ascertain which of these felonious felines have been the spraying culprits, with only questionable result. I continued to pull my hair out trying to find out which of the cats were the culprits.
Yesterday morning, Trouble sidled up to the box spring, lifted his his tail and with the force of a fire fighter's mighty hose, let go with a powerful spray, right before my eyes.
After I got over the shock of finally being able to witness the action, I immediately called our veterinarian, who compounded the anti-anxiety drug, Prozac, with which she has had some excellent results.
Of course this drug will take over a week to really take effect, but we are so hoping that this will end this nightmare, once and for all.
Inappropriate elimination is one of the most difficult things to treat. Finding out the cause of the behavior is a major task. So while I have caught him in the act after months of guessing, we still are not out of the woods. We think that Lucyfur is also adding to the problem, and soon she will be given the drug as well.
So I am not throwing my black light away just yet. I daily search under the bed for those glowing green spots that always present on the carpet and under the box spring. Thankfully we have preserved the plastic wrapping in which the new bedding arrived.
I guess it is time for me to ask my doctor for a prescription. The anxiety is making me crazy.
Has anyone else had a problem like this? I sure would love to hear from you to help me with this incredibly difficult and upsetting problem. Thanks for any feedback.