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Is Toffee up-to-date with vaccines, flea and wormers?
Thank you. And are both cats spayed?
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I understand. And when did this problem start? Is it more of a recent issue (past month) or has she done this since you rehomed her?
I see. Thank you for this information. I think the situation is quite a difficult one as cats seem to "mark" their territory and if this is already an embedded behaviour, it will require a lot of hard work and dedication do "get this right". Stress and new events (like a new baby in the household, as you've said) can make cats exhibit this kind of behaviour, unfortunately.
My best recommendation would be gradual desensitising through positive reinforcement (may take up to 6 months, one year maybe).
The best person to guide you through the process would be an accredited behaviourist (your local vet should be able to help you with a few contacts).
At this stage, I am not concerned a potential urinary tract infection (as it's been going on for years). But my normal approach would be as follows:
- hands-on consult, full urine analysis (dipstick, microscopic examination, specific gravity)
- trial of NSAIDs, calming medication, etc.
- behaviourist referral.
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