This month we’re all about cats at Embrace so we have some intriguing questions from Embrace facebook friends on the topic.
Cat issues are also very interesting for Dr Patrick as he can sometimes be seen treating cats on the Animal Planet show “My Cat From Hell”, now going into its fourth season.
So let's launch into it. In the podcast below, you will hear the answers to the following questions:
Monica B: My 12 year old cat pulls his fur out periodically. It is usually when he is very hungry. He has "hot spots" along his spine that I massage on a daily basis and this is where he pulls. Is there anything else I can do to alleviate these hot spots?
Lynn-Ann G: We are at our wits end. Our 12 year old cat, Butch, has begun to urinate everywhere. Carpet, bottom of curtains, on shoes, etc. We've taken to keeping him confined to the basement where the litter is. He does not seem to be in any pain. We have taken him to the vet and they think he might just be senile. That sounds odd to me, but of course I'm not a vet. Some members of the family have had it and want to put him down. That seems extreme to me, but we have two other cats and we want to allow them to run around the house so the "cordoning off" of the one cat that we have to do is just a big pain. We do love our felines, but this is really testing our patience.
Andrea C: Why does my cat like to chew my hair (On my head)? Especially after it's freshly dyed?