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Old June 16th, 2011, 06:24 PM
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Exclamation Help! Serious Problem Behavior

Today I got a call from the family that adopted the runt of the litter, who has started attacking them. If you guys remember, I took in a pregnant stray approximately three years ago and found homes for the kittens, with instructions to the new homes to call me if there was a problem or they could no longer keep the cat.
The lady told me that until six months the cat was fine, aside from a mild allergic reaction as a kitten that cleared up with meds from the vet. Ruffles lived with the son at university and travelled back and forth with him to school. The mother was teasing her daughter with a silly voice and the cat attacked her, chased her into the bathroom, and marched up and down growling. She was good for months apparently, and then attacked the son when he cut himself shaving and made a funny noise. Since then there have been other scary attacks. In between she reverts back to being a normal friendly loving cat. Then she turns into Jekyll, and they aren't sure why, although they suspect that at least occasionally a low voice triggers it. They took her to the vet, who prescribed anti-anxiety meds. First Prozac, now something stronger (she couldn't quite remember what it is.) They have also tried Feliway diffusers and flower essences. Do you guys have any idea what this might be? Have you seen ar heard of anything like this?
I've tried to give you all the information, please if you have any ideas let me know so i can pass them on. They are really attached to Ruffles and want to help, but they don't know how and I have never run into anything like this.
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