Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kitty OCD?

Yeah, that's what I said. My three-year old cat, Ginger, has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

She meticulously over grooms herself to the point of baldness. So far she has licked away half the hair on her belly and legs, as you can see in the above photo. She did this before, about two years ago when we first brought her home from the shelter. Now here we go again.

It drives me a little nuts when I see her grooming herself to soothe herself, but nothing I do can make her stop.

The vet has given us some anxiety medication for her, but it is very difficult to give it to my highly stressed feline, she is a finicky one you see. We are still seeking alternative remedies, so if anyone reads this and knows of one, we sure would appreciate it.


Sewlutions' World said...

Aww, poor kitty. I had a cat named Ginger when I was a child that looks exactly like yours. Keep loving Ginger, it will make a difference.

Courtney said...

Poor Ginger :( Would some passypants diamond earrings make her feel better?

Beth said...

My mother-in-law's dog is like that. He worries at his paws all the time.

Poor thing!

Kathy said...

Poor little thing! My son's cat had to be on steroids for severe allergies, but no OCD's. Hope you find some help.

esque said...

Wow, my cat Kaya is exactly the same! She's been like that ever since we rescued her. The vet just said it's either OCD or some other mental thing but wouldn't prescribe anything for her. We've been using some anti-itch spray that seems to work a bit, but she still has a long way to heal.


Parallax said...

Awww, poor kitty, I hope you find a remedy for her

Glitzer said...

Oh no!!! Poor kitty.... get well soon!

shanineal said...

Rescue Remedy. You can get it at health food stores, GNC, and other places like that.
It comes in a dropper bottle. You add 3 to 4 drops in her water every day. Works like a charm on humans and cats.
I have given to my various cats for years and swear by it.