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Anxious cat?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by CharlyFH, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. CharlyFH

    CharlyFH PetForums Newbie

    Aug 2, 2020
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    Hi my cat has been diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure and hyperthyroid and has been prescribed medication for HCM high BP and Thyronorm for her thyroid. She is about 11 years old we don’t know much about her history she came to us 3 years ago and has always been very settled and gentle. She does get stressed quite easily but since we’ve been medicating her she has become really anxious, desperately grooming her paws scratching her neck and ears and hiding under bushes. Over the last couple of days we’ve been keeping her inside for her own safety and so we can medicate her on time. Her appetite has also declined so we are hand feeding her with royal canin recovery formula and cat pate. We’ve read that thyronorm can cause itching skin but it does seem to be more stress related so we’ve ordered some felliway. The only way to keep her calm is to sit with her. When she’s left alone she’s very distressed and desperate to get out. We are posting this to see if anyone has had similar experiences and has any suggestions that may help our cat to settle. Thanks
  2. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

    Mar 27, 2017
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    Rather than Feliway (which a lot of us don't find very helpful !) you could try Zylkene it's a natural supplement that you add to food - it's actually a by product of milk - most cats do seem to like it :) As it's a natural product you can use it long term with no ill effects. It takes a week or so to take effect but I've found it to be very helpful.

    Alternatively if you want to use a plug in, then a lot of members here swear by Pet Remedy. There is also Beaphor spot-on which works very quickly and which a lot of us use the day before vet visits !
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