Post # 1
helllooo fellow cat lovers.
Im not sure if you guys remember my other post about how my cat was peeing all over the place- but my mom has decided to give away our cat because she just couldnt take it anymore. She gave him away to a good friend of hers who also has about 2-3 cats of thier own. Weve been keeping track of how hes doing sincee day one at thier place, but they keep saying that hes cornered on the side on his own– and barely shows himself around the house. He refuses to cooperate with the other cats too, and the lady also said that he has a very stiff way of sleeping. Im not sure what to do. I want to bring him back home, but my mom isnt sure. She feels so bad but she wants to know if cats can and would remember us.. or atleast get over us? Any advice?
Post # 3
@Mrsgurzakovic: Did you ever get him vet checked before giving him away? Is he neutered? Were all the spots cleaned with enzyme cleaner?
Honestly it sounds like he’s sick.
Post # 4
How much effort was made to correct the urination? The cat sounds like it is sick.
Post # 5
I agree with pp that your cat sounds like it might be ill.
Also, I’m not sure what your mother’s question is exactly, but the cat most certainly can and does remember you. Will he get over being given away? Depends on the cat, I guess. My aunt died 8 months ago and her cat is still grieving.
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: hes not neutured because unlike the states, we believe its not really appropiate to do so to a cat. So theyre better off ” mating “. My mom kept saying how he needed to mate and thats why he was peeing all over the place ( Also due to her friends constantly saying the same )- So her friend offered to take him in and see how him and the cats she got would react. we told her that we had to take him to the vet, but Im not sure if shes convinced its a medical condition.
Post # 7
My mother had a very very old cat who suddenly started peeing all over her house. He wasn’t sick, he was just starting to go a little loopy at his age. My mother works at a vet clinic and started giving him some medication but it made him lose his appetite and get very lethargic… in the end my mom decided to put him to sleep.
How old is your cat? Since he is not fixed, it could just be behavioural (cats mark their territory like dogs do and this is more likely to happen if the cat isn’t fixed).
You should take him to a vet.
I’m sure your cat does remember you and how long it would take to adjust to a new home depends on the cat
Post # 8
@Mrsgurzakovic: Well since he’s not neutered it could be one of two things:
He NEEDS to go to a vet to rule out a UTI. If he has a UTI that can lead to a kidney infection and potentially death.
If he’s marking, then neutring is pretty much the only way to fix that. Although once cats learn the marking behavior, even neutering may not stop it.
Post # 9
@DeathByDesign: Thats really sad. 🙁 My cat is about…1 year old – we got him when he was a baby last year so hes obviously not that old. Im thinking to just bring him back and get him checked up on- and like a poster also cmmented, to atleast rule out one of the two to determine what the cause could be.
=/ Thank you everyone.
Post # 10
@KatNYC2011: I agree with this. Let us know how the vet visit goes.
Post # 11
@Bichon Frise: I will definetly update you guys, thanks again!
Post # 12
Just wanted to second that he is either marking or has a UTI.
Additionally, if there are other, unneutered male cats at the new house, there could be territory issues that would lead him to hide/stay in the corner.
Yes, he will remember you. But if you don’t change something, it’s likely he’ll go back to peeing all over your house when you bring him back.