Re the Feliway - If things settle down, you may want to unplug it after a time and then start up again a few days before your puppy comes. I found I usually had better luck with it if it wasn't continuously used, wondering if they get kind of used to it and it becomes less effective.
I noticed last night my other cat checking out the diffuser. I think I will put it away for a bit.
Re the Bach Rescue Remedy - In addition to putting the drops in the drinking water, you can also rub it directly on the cat (or dog!). I would put a drop on my finger and thumb and then give them a little kitty massage behind the ears. If he lets you handle his front paws, you can also try rubbing some on his "wrists", right above where the foot bends into the leg. I always figured they might then get a little bonus dose that way when they bathed.
I will have to try that, maybe if I rub it on me he will like me more? :rofl:
How often should I put it in their water?
Re the Cat Curfew - We always give the cats a prize when they come home after being called: food, treats, a brushing, even just a few extra pets with a lot of "good boy". They all learned pretty quick it was to their benefit to respond - 95% of the time they are all home within 10 minutes of being called.
This problem will eventually get better with Cookie. Since it's starting to get colder at night, she is usually in by 5 or 6 pm. Minnie, she is inside most of the time, goes out to potty and then back in to torment the rest of the animals (even the 75 lbs dog!). Oreo, he likes to stay outside until about 10 or 11. He loves to hunt, even in the rain.
Two of my females love treats. Oreo on the other hand, doesn't like them. When it's time to get Cookie in all I have to do is yell "Whippy Cream" and she comes a runnin'.
Re pilling the cat - Try Pill Pockets for cats (they also make them for dogs, but they are usually easier to pill anyway) - they come in chicken or salmon flavor. They are moist treats with a pocket in the center where you place the pill and seal the treat, making sure the entire pill/caplet is covered (I put all pills in gel caps first to really disguise them!). I usually give one empty treat first, then the "loaded" one, then another empty one once the pill is down the hatch. I've had mixed results - one cat always eats them, one never eats them (he doesn't like treats of any kind anyway) and the third is good for a few days and then wises up. But it's worth a try, since pilling a cat is usually really bad!
I just catch them before they leave the laundry room where their food is located. I just tilt their heads back, open their mouths and pop the pill in, and rub their neck! Ta da gone! I wish they were more like Jake our dog, he just eats them out of your hand.
Thanks for the great advice. Last night I played with Oreo around the areas where he peed. He just had a great time. I had the Catnip Video playing in the background. Minnie almost ran smack into the TV, it was quite comical.