The P.A. checked out loads of products but decided on this one:
It may not seem like it obscures the view too much, but it really made a huge difference, which mew can see below.
Only 5 incidents in January and the drive was done this month, and he coped really with all the noise, so it's a huge improvement.
5 incidents in February too, howeffur last month was a really stressful month at home because the builders started the new froggy home so there was lot's of new noises: mini digger, wacker plate, stihl saws, cement mixer and the general banging and clattering that builders do.
Noise seems to be one of his triggers, so while the patio has been installed the P.A. kept a close eye on him and as the weeks have progressed he seems less and less bothered by the external sounds, which is good because he has another test coming up when the lawn is re-turfed later in the month.
He had 8 incidents in December, aftur the glass frosting was applied on the 30th November and prior to the glass frosting he was averaging a minimum of 4 incidents per week, one week it was an incident a day, and the P.A. was demented at that point.
So what can be deduced from applying the glass frosting is in the furst month:
December 8 incidents
January 5 incidents
February 5 incidents
When November was his peak month at approximately 20 ish incidents if the P.A. counts up all the stuff she had to wash and place under the carport out of the way, like rugs, door mats, flowers, cushions, etc...
In summary, Smoochie is progressing in the right direction and the incidents are becoming less and less compared with previous months, so it is improving steadily and with careful tweaks we're confident that we can get him back to normal in a few more months, as the P.A. doesn't want to go down the route of medicating him - like Valium fur cats.
If mew have a kitty that is having Widdling Issues, our furst piece of advice would be to try and determine the main trigger, aftur mew have obviously been the vet and had all medical reasons ruled out, and if like Smoochie it is another cat outside that's causing the distress, try the window frosting option to reduce your kitty's stress levels. It's amazing that something so simple can have such a healing effect on a stressed kitty.
If mew have any questions, ask away, if we can help we will.
We'll be back next month with another update fur mew and share what else we've been doing to assist Smoochie's recovery, as obviously an ongoing situation like this cannot be resolved offur night, and it would be foolish to think it can.