Our Sweet Sweet Maggie
seems to have a stress/anxiety issue. When ever we go away or get something new in the house Maggie pees somewhere other than her litter box.
For example, this summer we went camping for a week and had a friend stay at our place with the cats. At some point while we were away Maggie peed in the bathtub (at least once, possibly more). Then when we returned she continued to pee in the tub. (We know that peeing in the tub is just about the best place for her to go if she's not going to use the litter box but the tub is a new thing, she's gone in my purse and on our duvet, laundry etc.) We got a urine sample and had the vet test it. Everything came back normal and the verdict was that the issue is behavioural. We have been away again a couple of times, once for a week and once for two days and the problem started up again each time. This has been a problem for the last two to three years. It happens every time we go on vacation and sometimes when new noisy things come into the house. The bread maker is not her friend.
The vet has suggested using Prozac to get a handle on Maggie's stress. This at first seemed insane to us. But we have been thinking about for the last few weeks and honestly don't know what to do.
Maggie is also rather over weight, she has a lot of anxiety around food because of things that happened when she was a kitten. So besides helping with the peeing issue we are hoping it might calm her down so that she isn't so obsessed with her food.
It will cost about $40/month.
Maggie is only 4 and is an indoor cat so we expect her to have a very long life. Do we want to have her on medication for the rest of her life?
We have two litter boxes for our two cats and a Feliway diffuser. Neither has made a difference with the peeing issue. The other cat Bergamot has used the litter box without fail. Maggie and Bergamot
adore each other.
So I guess what we are wondering is if anyone has had a cat on Prozac. Did it work? Was it worth it?