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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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deaf cat being picked on

I have 4 cats, one of them is deaf. The most recent cat I got 9 months ago seems to pick on the deaf cat something fierce. He chases him all over the house and sneaks up behind him and pounces. He will also go over and start licking him, like he wants to be friends, then BAM! : he will nip/bite. I thought he was just trying to play because he is only about 1 1/2 years old but I have noticed a few bite marks and scratch marks on the deaf one lately. When I see him chasing or attacking, I stop him with a stern NO! but I can't do that while I'm at work. Any advice???
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 11:52 PM
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Re: deaf cat being picked on

A cat's hearing is as important to them as our vision is to us. Hugs for your deaf kitty!

Maybe you could try putting the new cat in a room by himself when he bullies the deaf one. Or use water spray when he bullies?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 04:01 AM
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I would keep them separated while you are gone.
Personally, I would keep the "new kitty" in a separate room, perhaps a bedroom, with another cat for company. Rotate the other other cats in, with the exception of the deaf cat. My cats sleep during the cat for the most part, so it wouldn't be cruel.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 06:56 AM
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Oh no poor little baby

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 12:32 PM
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I woul also keep them seperated when your not there!The poor baby!Good luck!
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Re: deaf cat being picked on

I think you have received some good ideas. I just wanted to sympathize with you about your deaf kitty, and hope that someday she learns to deal with the little newby. Your new cat probably just wants to play, but you don't want her to cause harm.


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