Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Why is my cat being mean, ..biting, scratching.
I really dunno what to say, I'm kinda lost for words. About a week ago, I'd taken my cat back to the local vet's office. It was a long day for the poor cat, however, while he was there, all of the following things were taken care of that day:
1) Pre-Anesthetic Profile (anesthesia testing prior to surgery)
2) Tested for FIV and Leukemia
3) Adult feline FVRCP-Chlamydia
4) 1st Feline Leukemia vaccine
5) 1 yr Feline Rabies Vaccine
6) Feline Neuter w/ Anesthesia/ Hospital
7) Courtesy nail trim
It has been my understanding that the reasons for neutering is primarily to help keep the kitty population down, but also prevents the cat from later becoming a potential problem by spraying all over the house, and also helps distemperment. If I'm wrong, please let me know, as I want to learn about these things.
Anyway, it has been a week since our visit to the vets office, and it seems the cats whole attitude has changed, ...for the worse! He use to be all lovey and relatively good natured, but now he is just being flat out ornery. It kinda goes in spurts though, he'll be fine one minute, and then the next minute, he either tries, or does bite me, and scratch at me (thankfully he just0 got his nails trimmed). He tries to get downright ugly on me sometimes (..meaning he really tries to bite me and hard). I don't know what is going on with him, but I assure you that it's not good.
What had promted me to post this, is that here just a few minutes ago, I'd reached down and picked him up off the floor. I was holding him properly as I was taught when I was a youngster, and I was talking softly to him, ...then suddenly he turned his head and bit my ear!! What do you suppose that was all about?? I must tell you that I'm very frustrated at this point. I don't know if perhaps he's still in some pain or discomfort from the surgery, or if there is something else going on with him.
Any ideas, tips, or suggestions, please feel free, I'm all ears (..well, one good, and one bitten ear. lol!)
Thanks a million!!!