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Old 01-05-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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My wife and I am very sad, frustrated and desperate.
Here is what happened.
2 years ago we got two baby cats who are sisters. Right from the beginning they were best friends and always cuddled and gave each other a bath.

The two are indoor cats in a large house.

6 months ago we had them sleeping on the bed. At 2 AM we woke up with cat screams and then they chased each other and got into a fight.
We tried to introduce them. Tried Feliway in different forms. Went to two different vets. Had blood work done on each. Had surgery on one of them as she had a zist and it could cause that the vet said.
We feed them each on the opposite side of a door.

Have them in separate rooms.

They still hiss and get mad at each other. One of them starts attacking after a while.

We are afraid we need to get rid of one of them what else can we try?
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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I'm sorry this is happening. Read this link al the way through. The prognosis doesn't sound good.

Aggression in Household Cats | Animal Humane Society
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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Thanks for the link.
Nope it does not sound good. We really don't want to get rid of one. But right now it does not look good. Both are very sweet and lovey on their own.

I guess we will try introducing them for a while before we give up hopes. I don't want then to go to the shelter. They are like family members.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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Thanks for the link.
Nope it does not sound good. We really don't want to get rid of one. But right now it does not look good. Both are very sweet and lovey on their own.

I guess we will try introducing them for a while before we give up hopes. I don't want then to go to the shelter. They are like family members.
Sorry to hear about those troubles. I have male kittens that are brothers and I hope they never fight like this.

Re-introducing them to each other is good. Another thing to try is to have one of the cats in a room, then remove that cat and put the sister in the room so they can get re-adjusted to the scent. That's a common strategy used when introducing cats that are strangers to each other.

Is it absolutely out of the question to allow the cats outside for a while? It might help if they can get out and roam around for a bit. They won't feel stuck with each other. I understand that letting cats out is an issue for a lot of people, so maybe there's a way to restrict them to the backyard?

As a last resort, you may need to rehome one of the cats. If it comes down to that, you can use craigslist and see if anyone responds to the ad, instead of just giving them to the shelter immediately.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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Shelters aren't the only option. There are cat rescue groups.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Shelters aren't the only option. There are cat rescue groups.
Have you ever called one and it wasn't full with a waiting list?
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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Have you ever called one and it wasn't full with a waiting list?
The OP doesn't need to place immediately. A persuasive story can bump a cat ahead of the list.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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Still not much of a progress here. We feed them every day on the opposite sides of a door and crack it open. There is always one that starts hissing and then they get mad.

We spent money on doctors to check them and nobody has a solution.
We found out though that one of them hates every other cats she sees.
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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My two cats have been around each other since birth and I’ve had them since they were 8wks old and now they are a year and 2 months old and they’ve been hissing and growling at each other for a couple days and they don’t even want to get along with my 6 month old male cat that I adopted. I don’t know what to do because I love all 3 of my cats, but also I don’t want them getting into fights and hurting each other either
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:55 AM
 
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My two cats have been around each other since birth and Iíve had them since they were 8wks old and now they are a year and 2 months old and theyíve been hissing and growling at each other for a couple days and they donít even want to get along with my 6 month old male cat that I adopted. I donít know what to do because I love all 3 of my cats, but also I donít want them getting into fights and hurting each other either

This is most likely because you brought in the new kitten. They should all get used to the new arrangement with time. Make sure you have enough resources for everyone. At least 4 litter boxes. Feed each cat in a separate spot. Enough elevated spaces for perching, enough scratching posts and so on.


Are all the cats spayed and neutered?


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