Unusually, we know something about Matlock’s past, but it’s no surprise; one of our staff raised him as a bottle baby. He’s a loving, gentle boy, buff-and-white in color. He was born in late November of 2016.
Matlock was adopted from Tabby’s Place early in 2017. He was returned for urinating outside the litter box. Upon his return, we did a full work-up to see if we could discover a cause, but we found nothing. It is possible that his urinating outside the box was circumstantial. It’s also possible that he has FIC, Feline Interstitial Cystitis. We are monitoring Matlock here to see what happens and how he fares.
If Matlock does indeed have FIC, the best treatments are to reduce stress, increase his water intake, and make his life as happy and enriched as possible. Of course, we think those should be standard treatments for all felines. Matlock simply needs one person or family who can take him home, give him a chance in a relaxed atmosphere, and love him just as he is. If you think you have what it takes for this peaceful, pleasing boy, we urge you to come in to meet him.