Adult seal point with toddler issues
Fri Feb 6, 2015 22:13

Over the past month, our 6-year old female Seal point named Pippin went from being a beautiful and talkative yet highly anxious cat, to one that has started urinating on our beds and our brand-new couch. In the most recent incident, she clearly appeared to be suffering from some sort of panic attack. We've taken her to the vet, put her on kitty Prozac, changed the litter box situation, introduced plug-in pheromones, and isolated her in the house to her own room, which has at least stabilized the situation. Our sense is that she's simply unhappy living in a house with children (our increasingly loud and active toddler daughter). Pippin's anxiety is now causing my wife and me a great deal of anxiety.

We're now facing the difficult decision of finding a new home for Pippin. We'd like to find someone in New England (we're in southern Maine) who has experience with Siamese cats and ideally has a more quiet household without children. We're pretty confident she'll settle down in the right environment. We hate the thought of going the Craigslist or shelter route, but we also can't keep Pippin isolated in our house forever.

Has anyone faced a similar dilemma with their Siamese? Any advice on how to find Pippin a great new home would be much appreciated!

    • Re: Adult seal point with toddler issuesTamara, Sat Feb 7 06:57
      Besides behavioral, has your vet tested your cat for cystitis, URI, bladder stones, diabetes, etc? Has the cat been spayed? Cats rehomed via Craigslist are often used as bait animals to training... more
      • Rehoming your catJean, Sat Feb 7 07:49
        Tamara is right. Another possibility is Siamese Rescue. They operate in New England. If you can help with expenses that would be a big help. Kittens should ideally be raised in pairs. Something... more
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