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my cat is very jealous of my other cat who is a male. both of them have been spayed and nueterd.she is even jealous of my husband when he shows me any affection.she comes right over and wants to get up on me.is this normal. she also talks a lot even when we are trying to sleepand sometimes in the night.
Type of Animal
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cat
Age of Animal
:  
9or 10
Sex of Animal
:  
Female
Breed of Animal
:  
rag doll
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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April 22, 2009
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Please have her examined by the vet, and have a senior blood profile with a urinalysis performed, and abdominal and chest X-Rays to rule out physical causes for aberrant behavior.

If all is normal physically than it is obviously a behavioral problem.  You can try a Feliway diffuser(cat pheromone), which gives cats a feeling of well being, or you can try behavioral modification, which is simply rewarding good behavior with a treat she finds delicious and using a kitty time out for bad behavior.  A time out could simply leaving her alone.  The absence of your attention is a good punishment.  I would also change both cats diets to all canned, grain-free, high protein diet, such as Merrick's, Evo/Innova, Orijin, Natures Variety, Wellness, etc.  Please do not feed any dry cat food.

If the above steps are ineffective than you may have to use Western or holistic medications or supplements.  Western medications include antidepressants and sedatives.  Holistic's include Chinese herbal remedies, Bach Flower remedies, Spirit Essence remedies and others.  Both cats may have to be medicated for the best result.

Spirit essences are available at: spiritessence.com; Chinese herbals should be dispensed after an exam by a veterinary acupuncturist.  Bach Flower remedies are available at health food stores or online.
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