(Closed) My cats no longer get along. Help!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It may be redirected aggression, here is some information on it: http://www.cathospitalofchicago.com/online-cat-health-library/feline-redirected-aggression/

If you have tried the separation and slow reintroduction with no results, you may need medication to help the cats through this.  If you have a board certified veterinary behaviourist near you it may be beneficial to work with them to help resolve this issue.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

@Bichon Frise:  A friend of mine had problems with her cats getting along and she ended up using a Fel-i-way collar.  I haven’t seen these but she said it worked much better than the plug in.  My cat has been on anti-anxiety meds for urinary issues, not sure if a vet will Rx something like that for behavioral issues.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Perhaps he got used to being the cat of the house, thought she was gone and he owned the place.  Now all of a sudden she’s back and he’s like WTF biotch, this house is mine.

I’ve found in my experiences that it’s usually the female that’s the bitchy one, and has the harder time giving up her throne than the male, but in this case he probably figures it’s his home now and she’s invading his territory.

I bet after a while he’ll get over it, my old lady has gotten over the new addition who was a kitten at the time, and she just ignores him for themost part, but we’ve caught them sleeping on the same bed a few times 😉 sneaky little buggers thinking we won’t notice. LOL

I’d give it some time, I bet she can stick up for herself if he’s being a jerk to her, and he’ll learn he doesn’t own the house like he think he does!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would consult your vet. There are medications that can. calm him/reduce his aggression; that might help with the reintroduction process.

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