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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:57 pm 
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We took our 3 bengal kitties (2 females, 1 male, siblings all 4 months) for neuter/chipping today. None mature. Close group sleeping together, normal play, and loving to us.
The females are fine 10 hours later.
The male now seems crazy. Acting like he is on 10x testosterone. Hyperactive, vicious (to us...Im bloodied and scarred). Chasing the females like he needs to mate...they growl at him. He is so uncontrollable I have put him in a separate room and he's trying to tear the door down.
I will contact the vet tomorrow..must stop him.
Is this normal...will he calm down?
Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:34 pm 
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I think its some sort of reaction to the anaesthetic. Hendrix is like this whenever he is given anaesthetic. Tore around like a lunatic and as the anaesthetic was for an x-ray on a fractured paw - not ideal!!!

Hopefully your lad is back to normal now!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:20 pm 
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This is probably not normal behavior, however it can happen. Cats can react differently to anesthesia. And your male may be feeling some pain (hopefully the vet prescribed pain medication for three days). Definitely call the vet and let them know what is going on. And until your boy calms down, make sure you aren't in the way of his claws or teeth. If this behavior continues, however, then the first thing you need to do is check his rear to make sure things are healing okay. Usually the females have the issue, but every cat is different.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:58 pm 
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Greenstead wrote:
Is this normal...will he calm down?
Any ideas?
Help!


It's normal for cats after having the procedure to be somewhat hyperactive. Mine (females) were for a few hours after coming home. But what you are describing goes way beyond that imo. Yea, I'd definitely contact the vet, asap.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:40 pm 
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I second what Clare said. It could also be the pain meds. I know Diesel was :evil: :evil: :evil: after his knee surgery and our friend who is a vet tech said the pain meds they use can cause that kind of reaction in some cats. It makes them paranoid and aggressive. Once the pain meds wore off he was back to his normal self so I went back and got a different pain medication to use for the rest of his recovery.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Hey, any progress on how he is doing? Hope he's doing better.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:39 pm 
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All the kitties were distressed by the vet procedure. However after a few days back home they all mostly calmed down. But the male continues to be problematic and almost constantly grabs the two females by the throat, no damage done but quite hard and distressing for the females - fighting ensues but he is much larger and stronger. I assume he is exerting his male dominance. They are allowed in the garden now during day light, thus burning their energy, (not after dark, we have foxes).
Any ideas to dissuade this biting activity?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:47 pm 
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This is why I don't have multiple cats. I've been letting the outside cat come inside to play because it is just too cold outside for me to hang out there with him. But, dominance is always a factor in a multi-cat household. There is always an alpha cat. I'm guessing you will keep the male separated when you are gone from your home. It can be dangerous. A bite to the neck can cut the jugular vein and a cat will bleed to death in a minute. You can try Feliway diffusers and/or spray and see if that helps. The other thing is to work with the cats -- it can take time and patience, but what would you do if two of your young toddlers were fighting. It's practically that way with cats.


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