Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 20th, 2016, 09:28 PM
ChaseS ChaseS is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Yukon Territory
Posts: 1
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.
Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2016, 05:39 PM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,299
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...

Good Luck
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2016, 12:59 PM
mikebusano mikebusano is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 9
don't know much about cats cause I'm a dog person. But wow 16 years for a cat, she's got some age.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 PM.