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Old 01-12-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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I have 2 old cats. They have always gotten along. Lately they have been fighting and I dont know the reason or how to stop them. They dont have claws so they smack each other in the head with their paws until one of them starts crying. How can i get them to stop?
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: California
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Has one been to the vet...bringing home strange scents? Is one more the aggressior in the spats? I would watch that one carefully....it maybe medical related. Medical problems show up when a cat changes it's behavior. You say "old"....How old?
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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Behavior/aggressuion problems in Declawed cats is sadly qute common. Everything from physical issues to biting/aggression/house soling. Bet your vet didn't tell you this before the declaw



Go to LittleBigCat.com- Declawng a rational look.


Are they altered?, intact cats fight more.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Well i didnt bring them to the vet to be declawed. I took them a few years ago after a friend couldnt keep them in the apartment he has been too and have had them ever since. "Dora" Is the aggressor but shes the one getting her butt handed to her. Maybe shes just stupid and "boots" needed to teach her a lesson. She will just walk up to boots and start smacking him in the face until boots pounces on her and beats her up. I came home the other night and she was whimpering i assum because she lost another fight. But then she will start it all over again. Neither have bene outside the house for a few weeks so i dont think its a new scent.

I may have to bring them to the vet.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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Neither have bene outside the house for a few weeks
If the cats are declawed, they should never be allowed out of the house unless it's to a fully cat-proofed enclosure. This isn't about the rights or wrongs of declawing, this is about a cat not being able to protect itself.

It could also be redirected aggression.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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If the cats are declawed, they should never be allowed out of the house unless it's to a fully cat-proofed enclosure. This isn't about the rights or wrongs of declawing, this is about a cat not being able to protect itself.

It could also be redirected aggression.

Right I dont let them outside the house. What i meant was I havent brought them outside the house myself. I sometimes drive them over to my parents house to cat sit if im gone for a few days which happens infrequently because of my job.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Default Fighting in cats

Have you considered that one of your cats is ill or in pain? Whenever one of my cats, who normally is calm and gets along with the others, starts acting up, that is a signal to me that something is wrong. You may want to take the one who is starting the fighting to the vet. Just a thought......
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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I'd take the aggressive one to the vet. Sounds like the cat could be in pain or feeling ill. Maybe with the cat being older and declawed we could be having dental issues.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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Right I dont let them outside the house. What i meant was I havent brought them outside the house myself. I sometimes drive them over to my parents house to cat sit if im gone for a few days which happens infrequently because of my job.
Understood - sorry, it wasn't clear from your post.

You might find this article helpful -

Re-Directed Aggression Towards Other Cats
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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Anyhow taking them to the vet later on. Thanks all
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