My 11.5 year old kitty is sick. I think it's his thyroid. We went to the vet and are just waiting on the results of his full panel. The waiting is killing me. I'm terrified I'll lose him.
I'm feeling a bit guilty. Like, I should have caught this sooner. He's been exhibiting the following symptoms for a few years now (we did blood tests and the vets attributed it to a colony of feral cats in my complex)
* aggression towards our female cat (bully mostly with a few nasty fights)
* humping everything even though he's been neutered for 11 years now
* excessive vocalizations
The symptoms are intermittent, and in the past year he's become hyperactive for about 3-4 days right around the full moon. We've been treating him with Feliway. We thought his hyperactivity was an animalistic reaction to the full moon.
Since we moved (2-3 months ago) his humping calmed down and his aggression just started picking up again but with less frequency. We thought that his new behavior was confirmation that he was simply stressed from smelling the colony and we were past this.
Two days ago we caught him humping a couch pillow and 10 minutes later we were breaking up a bad fight between him and our girl cat. It dawned on me that maybe the sexual urges and aggression go hand in hand. So I called the vet for a check-up and it's a good thing I did. Last night, my poor baby spent the entire night pacing between litter boxes, squatting without anything coming out. I stayed up most of the night trying to soothe him. He eventually fell asleep curled in bed with me, my husband and our girl cat.
My baby has seen me through hell and back, it breaks my heart seeing him like this.
Thanks for letting me vent.