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Old June 20th, 2016, 08:28 PM
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Question aggressive 16 yr old female cat attacking kitten

I moved back in with my parents for a while, and when I lived on my own I got a kitten to keep me company. Having only moved back 3 weeks ago, we have two old cats, and a dog for my cat to get used too.

The Kittens name is Mew, and shes doing fine with our dog and our older male cat. Our older female cat, Gemmie, has dialed up her aggression to 12, and has taken to attacking Mew around 2-4 times a day (and for the remainder of the day watching my room where the kitten sleeps). Had to gate off my room just so Mew has her own space.

Gemmie is 16 going on 17, and Mew is only 8 or 9 months old. For about a week this has been going on, but only after the most recent attack where we found a fluffy clump of stomach hair from Mew have I taken more action

Too explain what I would like out of this, I hope to find a way to alleviate or even stop Gemmies aggression without alienating either cat. I also understand this isn't something I can solve in a day, but I don't want Mew too be stuck in my room until Gemmie passes away.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 04:39 PM
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Its really hard when you have the age difference like this. One thing that worked with my 2 whenever I took one or the other to the vet they would come home smelling different. Cats dont understand visually it may be a brother or sister or whatever they just smell different. You can try putting a dab of vanilla under each of their chins. The vanilla scent comes across and they both smell the same thing. I have done this with baby powder as the vet reccomended this. Simply put some baby powder on your hands and then rub each of them down with some of it. Again they smell the same.

Having an area where they have a safe spot is also great. Swap out things like cat beds, blankets with each of them so they can get used to again the smell of the newbie invading their territory (sorry I couldnt resist!)

Slow intro and lots of patience as it might take awhile for them to forget they have had a fight.....

Eventually they will hopefully be best buddies...

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Old July 15th, 2016, 11:59 AM
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don't know much about cats cause I'm a dog person. But wow 16 years for a cat, she's got some age.
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