Hi again, Anne and thanks very much for your helpful reply.
The herbal supplement was probably Rescue Remedy for Pets. This usually works for stressed cats but if they're very anxious, like Skat, it probably wasn't strong enough. Feliway is also a very good product, but again, due to his frequent high anxiety level, unfortunately, not of much use. In this case, although I always to prefer leaving this as a last resort, it might be a good idea to have him evaluated by his vet and ask for a prescription anti-anxiety medication. There are several that are effective and since your vet knows Skat best, XXXXX XXXXX know what to prescribe.
However, because of his age (he's now a 'senior'), he should have a routine senior blood panel run, including a thyroid test, because hyperthyroidism is more prevalent in older cats and one of the symptoms can be hypervocalization--crying/howling more, especially at night. If this is found to be the case, this condition is manageable with medication. Diabetes and liver/kidney issues are also more prevalent in senior cats so the blood work at the vet will prove useful to make sure Skat is fine, or if he shows signs of any underlying medical condition, it will be treated. If getting him to the vet is too difficult, you can have a Mobile or Housecall Vet come to you. Look in your Yellow Pages under 'Veterinarians' for listings with 'Mobile' or 'Housecalls' in them.
Some cats are very calm by nature and others are very skittish and don't take kindly to change. Of course, Skat fits into the latter category and the best way to help him is to try to keep continuity in the household (I know the impending move will be rough on him, but you can try the medication your vet advises). Also, if you don't already have one, get a tall kitty condo or cat tree so he can feel safe high up and in the 'hidey holes' some of these come with.
Take an old t-shirt or other piece of old clothing with your scent on it and place it in his cat bed or any favorite sleeping place. This will help to calm him, having your scent near.
If you haven't tried Composure liquid or treats yet, give them a try. They are also over the counter oral calming remedies available in pet stores and online.
A calming pheromone collar is also available in pet stores. This may be of help to Skat. Here are more details: Calming Collar
You don't have to order online from this site, but look for it in the store.
I hope all will be well with Skat and good luck with your move!
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