(Closed) Cat is being Terrorized by other Cat

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh gosh, I feel for you so much. I am in the SAME position you are. (Almost.)

I’ve had my dog, Remy for 5 years, and Fiance and I got Sofi, our oldest cat, 2 years ago. Then we adopted Toasty a year ago, around the same time that we agreed to long-term babysit a friend’s cat (Yaprak.) 

Sofi did her level best to murder Toasty. There was never any hissing or yowling or posturing before an attack, which made it that much more scary. It started with Yaprak taking swats at Toasty. Then Sofi figured out she could bully Toasty, who is super shy. Then she started charging Toasty in the litter box. Then the attacks started. It go so bad that when we found the inch-long gash on Toasty’s belly from a vicious attack, we said enough. We separated them permanently. Toasty lives in our bedroom, and Sofi has run of the house. We switch them out a few nights a week so that Toasty can get a change of scenery. (Largely she is happy and feels most safe in the bedroom – she never really enjoys being out in the house – too many bad memories there I think.)

After having Toasty in the bedroom for over a year, I think we’ve finally reached the point where we’re trying to find a new home for her. It just makes me so sad to think that I’m “giving up” on Toasty, but she deserves so much more than a life stuck in a single room while another cat slams herself up against the bedroom door several times a day trying to get in. 

(My dog Remy gets along with Toasty really well. The decision on which cat to keep was a hard one, but I really think Toasty would do well in a quiet home as the only animal – and we can’t have Toasty out with Yaprak anyway, who is just a psycho in general. Sofi at least doesn’t take Yaprak’s crap.)

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Have you tried putting water spray bottles around the house and spraying the “heathen” 😛 when he attacks Nobi?

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@The_Future_KB:  I know what you mean. In the end it was a decision between the cat’s happiness and mine. Her happiness won out 🙁 I’ll feel bad for a while, but she’ll have a better life for the next 12-20 years. 

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It seems like rather than direct their energies towards each other, perhaps your cats need more toy-driven play/hunting? What about those automated toys that have a mouse circling under a blanket? Or 15 minute sessions swinging around Da Bird toy to tire kitten out? I’m betting that would reduce the need to attack Nobi. Even having a perch next to a window with a birdfeeder outside might distract/occupy/use up some of their energy. Try to get Nobi off the ground too, so she feels she has an ‘out.’ I struggled with this issue too and scared kitty feeling like she has high ground to get away from attack kitty can be key for lessening the stress. Otherwise, I would rehome or ask a local rescue group to courtesy post your cat so you can screen a new adopter but please don’t take her to a kill shelter-given her balding issue and insecurities I doubt she would stand a chance against playful kittens. 

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