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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:00 AM

S.O.S. cat intimidating cat. UPDATE

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So poor Mollie peed the bed again this morning. This time because Manny was in the room and she is starting to feel intimidated by him.

As much as Brooks and Manny are coming out around my husband ( mostly me )and me. Mollie is getting more and more intimidated by Manny.


I am not sure what to do and I am getting more and more pissed off at the rescue we got them from.

Hubby is talking about one or both going ( as in Manny an Brooks.) and I am pissed that I haven't been able to make this work.

I am a firm believer of Forever Homes. I don't want to be a failure.

Help. I have tried to do the Jackson Galaxy method Hunt, Caught kill but again these cats don't play like normal cats.


UPDATE: got the Feliway plug in and placed it in the bedroom. I also picked up calming chewables and got something to clean the mattress. We did mop it up and got a orange stain remover to get the smell out. I just hope the orange smell fades so the cats can get on.

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Response to Catmusicfan (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:08 AM

1. Have you tried the Feliway?

It's original use was to eliminate spraying, but it's recommended to calm cats who are stressed by any change, like a new environment or another pet. When I brought a cat in from outdoors, she was very fearful, hid all the time. I got advice from Alley Cat Allies, and they suggested Feliway. Turns out my cat wasn't a true feral, poor little thing had gotten lost when a neighbor moved, but I did use the Feliway and it now comes in a diffuser. It's a synthetic cat pheromone that's supposed to help cats feel more comfortable - including in a new environment, which my cat had in common with yours.

Read about it here:
http://www.feliway.com/us/FELIWAY

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:22 AM

2. Thanks I a willing to try anything.

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Response to Catmusicfan (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:26 AM

3. You should be able to find it in any pet supply store. Good luck!

And let us know how it's going. Kudos to you for adopting!

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Response to Catmusicfan (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:27 AM

4. Wishing you the best of luck with this!

Your vet might have more suggestions, but this was what was suggested to me. Hoping things are improving!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 12:52 PM

5. Actually it has. Hubby came home after I went to bed. He said

mollie was laying by his pillows and many was on the bed by my feet.

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Response to Catmusicfan (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 05:00 AM

6. That is good news!

I wasn't sure if it would make a difference immediately. Let us know how things are going, but I know it's tough for some pets to adjust. I know lots of people with numerous pets in their households - my one friend had three dogs and three cats! And they never seem to have too many issues. I've been pretty lucky, but all it takes is one time to upset everything. I hope Mollie's improvement is continuing...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:45 AM

7. Well Mollie peed the bed this morning.

I think we are going to move a litter box into the bedroom and move Manny and Brooks food bowls away from the bedroom door so she doesn't feel trapped.

I'm noticing Mollie feels more confident Higher up from Manny. She is going to be our Tree Dweller. we need to get the house organized.

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