Can they stay on zylkene forever?

(24 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Sat 02-Apr-16 20:50:12

He's a much calmer animal on zylkene.

TheoriginalLEM Sat 02-Apr-16 20:51:34

i should think so. however have you tried a feliway diffuser?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 02-Apr-16 21:05:41

No, they're out of my budget and I gaurentees it'll run out and I won't notice till he wees on something that's not washable.

With these I know he's had it.

Dh thinks it's wrong to put him on them but being so stressed all the time can't be good for him.

cozietoesie Sat 02-Apr-16 21:45:36

I don't 'think' it has any known long term side effects does it?

What would be the alternative in terms of his behaviour?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 02-Apr-16 21:50:37

He would be constantly on a windowsill waiting for another cat to walk by. He's sleeping now.

If he gets cross he runs down the stairs, through the flap, down the garden, over the fence and attacks the other cat.

cozietoesie Sat 02-Apr-16 22:33:40

He would have a life of constantly wanting to attack other male cats then? (Or female as well, I guess, seeing as how he's not too 'motivated' in that direction any longer.) As it seems to agree with him, I thinkI'd keep him on the Zylkene subject to a vet viewpoint - he's already had so many fighting related wounds if I recall. I don't like it but......

Are you going to get another Bengal next time round?

potap123 Sat 02-Apr-16 22:41:25

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cozietoesie Sat 02-Apr-16 23:05:55

Interesting tip, potap. Was it expensive?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 08:01:47

I wonder if cats can have a tranquilliser similar to Valium? For when zylkene doesn't work anymore.

I suppose I could do 3 weeks on and one off? <clutches at straws> He is on the dose for 3-5kg but weighs 6.1kg so he could have more.

Are you going to get another Bengal next time round?. Not for anything. I'm getting the rescue cat the centres had the longest.

Dh wants a Siamese but it'll be just my rotten luck to be the chosen one while he gets the cold shoulder.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 03-Apr-16 08:25:56

Zylkene has L-tryptophan in it. The Calm foods also contain L-Tryptophan that might be an easier long term option. The posh arrogant boy has urinary stress food with L-tryptophan in it every day as he suffers from stress cystitis.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 08:42:49

He can't have cereals, it makes him vomit and have diahroea. Then he has to have that injection that really stings.

He's on cystease tablets and they've got tryptophan too, but not enough to alter his behaviour.

cozietoesie Sun 03-Apr-16 09:02:20

Trust me, Fluffy, If you were to end up being chosen as The Person, the last thing you'd be thinking is 'What rotten luck'. You would be too busy communing. (OK, it might be a bit rough on DH - but Hey. His choice of cat! grin)

And while neutered Siamese will generally not back away from trouble if it lands on their doorstep, they don't usually, in my experience, actually go out looking for it! wink

Good luck with the meds.

potap123 Sun 03-Apr-16 09:16:51

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TheoriginalLEM Sun 03-Apr-16 13:56:44

ahhh, its a bengal! Bit unfair to sedate him just for being what he is meant to be and most vets will not prescribe sedatives unless the animal is distressed. ! not that zylkene is sedatory. Its one of those things that either works really well or not at all ime. I wonder if the effects would lessen over time.

Have you ruled out physiological reasons for him piddling?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 14:59:09

Yes. He's on cystease and I put water in his food. I watched him weeing on the fence earlier & he didn't run away at high speed like he does when it's hurting him to wee.

He's had a lovely day pottering in the garden & watching dh cut through the wires on the hedge cutters again. Now he's in his radiator bed snoozing.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:00:14

There was a cat fight today that my cat WASNT involved in <proud>

cozietoesie Sun 03-Apr-16 22:03:40

Is that a first? grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:09:47

During daylight yes. If he hears one he triangulates it's approximate location & heads off to get involved.

He's in at night so ndn cats can go out safely.

cozietoesie Sun 03-Apr-16 22:11:31

Lordy. Can you imagine what he'd be like if he hadn't been neutered?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:14:12

Yes. I remember the horror of him being 5 months old.

cozietoesie Sun 03-Apr-16 22:21:59

I recall when I was a young child that a neighbour (ish) had a house full of cats. All unneutered. ( In those days, I used to hear grown-ups muttering about 'religious mania' and 'away with it' but nowadays, she'd probably be regarded as an animal hoarder.)

One of those cats was an unneutered Siamese and we were told by the local vet that that cat had two standing appointments every week for post-fight repair. Its ears were like Brussels lace.

I don't remember it living too long, I'm afraid.

cozietoesie Sun 03-Apr-16 22:24:34

PS - I don't think she was short of money (hence the vet appointments), she just didn't believe in cats being neutered.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:31:44

Poor lad. A house of unneutered cats must have bred pretty rapidly.

cozietoesie Sun 03-Apr-16 23:17:51

They did - but I don't think they lived that long. sad

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