(Closed) Vet bees or catowner bees

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Is your cat spayed? This might be because she is in heat. If she isn’t spayed and you don’t want little kittens, I would keep her indoors until she is no longer in heat. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

This may be happening because she is the new cat on the block.  Like most animals, cats can be territorial.  If you’re really concerned I would recommend keeping her inside unless you are hanging around outside to supervise.  We keep our little ragamuffin inside and only take her outside on a leash ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Anamagana:  Spray the hell out of the stalker cat the next time it comes around. With water in a spray bottle of course; I’m not suggesting hosing it down or anything. There was a stray cat that kept coming around my parents’ backyard and driving their dogs crazy. While I was visiting, I made sure to hang out in the yard a couple of times, and every time I saw the cat, it got seriously spritzed and yelled at. As far as I know, s/he hasn’t been back or at least not often enough to be an issue. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

This happens with my cat all of the time. I think it’s just the fact that she’s new. And male cats sometimes don’t pay attention to the fact that the female isn’t in heat; they want what they want. haha

 

It shouldn’t be anything to worry about. Just sort of keep an eye out and make sure there are no fights; wouldn’t want kitty to get hurt.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just keep an eye on them and make sure they aren’t getting into any fights.  When I first brought by girl cat home my boy cat was obsessed with her.  He still is, follows her around everywhere.  He even mounts her and it weirds me out…

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Just to add my 2 cents: if you can keep her inside as an indoor kitty and she is not too upset about it, I would. I am in vet school now and we are learning about all of the horrible things that cats can get when they are allowed outdoors and especially if they come into contact with other cats. If you don’t know the vaccination history of the other cats in the neighborhood, the chances are that they are not up to date and your girl kitty could get all sorts of horrible diseases. I don’t mean to scare you, but my classes have certainly scared me!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

For her own health and saftey, she should really be an indoor cat.  If you really feel like she would not be happy being strictly indoors, (which she should be, if you a providing proper stimulation and play time inside, including cat towers/climbers, toys, etc), then look into building a fenced cat play area outside, like those pictured here: http://jacksongalaxy.com/category/catification/outdoor-enclosures/

Also, check out the rest of the website for ideas on how to make your indoor space more cat-friendly.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Make sure her vaccinations are up to date – cats can contract diseases through saliva – they don’t have to fight, mutual grooming or contamination through water bowls is also a point of infection.

 

If the cat who is stalking her is a stray then call animal welfare (i prefer no-kill organisations) to remove the cat and have it spayed/neutered and vaccinated and hopefully rehomed. Keep her indoors for now, until you can sort the problem out. Stray animals like that are the harbingers of disease and unwanted litters.

 

 

Some cats are just nasty. My grandmother has a cat that chronically attacks other cats and has even been known to scratch at her.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Anamagana:  
when we rescued our cat and she first ventured outside a few cats stalked her, hid under the car waiting for her. she swiped one around the face,hissed and warned off the others. we’ve not seen any since. she is pretty teritorial though, even by a cats standard. she’s in with me all most of the day, most days.if FI gets too close she keeps an eye on him. 

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