So after Fleurs overgrooming of her tail was found not to be for any medical reason(after a variety of treatments), we were referred to a behaviouralist.
Over the last few months Liz has been home studying more than in the office and the overgrooming has reduced massively.
The behaviouralist has put it down to a combination of boredom, attention seeking focused on Liz and a bit of hunger from the diet she was on last year(she was only a wee bit over 4kg so nothing serious).
She has an epic new toy which is a glorified version of the fishing pole type with real feathers and strict instructions on use/reward play.
She’s getting fed more(easy to deal with a chubby cat than an anxious one that’s grooming itself silly) and now has activity feeder and her food broken into tiny portions hidden around the place to get her hunting again.
She’s having fun and smug about more food. Liz back to work full time this week so expecting a relapse in the behaviour but hopefully the hunting play will help.
She’s still a cutie tho..