Help! My cat has become extremely unsettled after a lot of renovations/refurbishment work done to our house.
Having never had issue before now, he has started peeing around the house, trying to familiarise himself with the space again.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this and make him comfortable and happy in the house again?
check with vet in case has cystitis - stress can cause that and if untreated can affect kidneys, same as with humans... spose the bacteria go up into the ureters?
think ours had a little go when first moved in, found some stinky areas he'd weed on, was just marking territory and haven't noticed any for a long time, might be a case of being patient?
catnip quite soothing for them and lots of play, wear them out so less nervous energy.
ours been asleep during day and wants to go out now but he's not. can go out during day but night fights will annoy neighbours and more chance of him being run over in dark!
I don't like the idea of those plug in feliway type things, we avoid chemicals in this house and the stuff that is generally used as excipient to make it evaporate can trigger asthma in me. I wonder if they habit forming for the cat too. We get stuffed mice where the catnip is on inside, not sure about the sprays and what in those. They're made with synthetic yarn and he has a lovely time trying to disembowel them 🙂
Sure things will soon settle when gets routine back but would have a quick check with vet, can pick up kit for £20 - you use clean tray and have a bag of plastic pellets they wee in, draw it up into syringe and squirt into a container - we had result back same day, was really efficient.
Unfortunately in ours showed neutrophils and blood, poor old thing had kidney disease so put on low protein food for a bit but had him put down when got in obvious discomfort.