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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Weird, scary experience

First of all, it's been a loooooonnnng time since I last posted so... Hello again, everyone!

So I was sitting at home minding my own business when Wyn suddenly sniffed at the door and went completely NUTS. Hissing, growling... She even chased Beren. They were fighting for the first time I've ever seen. Of course Beren went zonko, too and they were too fast for me to separate. They ending up under the bed, like a weird dustbunny wrestling match or something - both in their own corners growling and hissing and caterwauling.

Freaked me the heck out.

I'm going to assume that Wyn smelled a cat outside. There are dogs that wander by often and they never elicit a response like that.

Now, after it's been a little while and everyone has calmed down, Beren somehow set Wyn off again!

This is really freaking me out because they've never done this before. I'm going out of town this weekend! I'm kind of at a loss at this point. I can't trust them together if Wyn is going to keep snapping. Any suggestions????


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 12:22 AM
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Wow! Um, maybe try Feliway diffusers, to help keep them calm?
How about a dot of vanilla on the back of each of their necks to sort of override any other odors?
Weatherstrip the doors/windows better?

You may need to seperate them while you are gone...but that means you'll have to do an 'introduction' again when you get back.
I'm sorry I don't have any better suggestions.
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Hmmm. I might attempt the Feliway and the vanilla, though neither seemed to work much the first time I introduced them to one another... I'm fairly desperate at this point, though, since I had to leave Wyn in my bedroom last night. She was growling and hissing at me. She hissed once this morning again so I left them separated while I'm at work. I'm afraid that I might have to take more drastic measures, though, if this doesn't get better today.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 09:19 AM
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Don't do anything TOO drastic!!! This happens to a LOT of people, ALL THE TIME. It can be fixed, you just need to be patient and seperate them until you get home, then do the re-intro. *pat pat* It will be okay.

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Re: Weird, scary experience

Try the Feliway diffuser and the vanilla dot! It's worth a try. It might calm her down.

I would also separate them for the weekend just to be sure that everything goes well when you're away. Just do the introduction slowly after that.
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Re: Weird, scary experience

Keeping them separated while I'm gone may be a little tricky, but I will if I have to. Meh.

Someone on another forum suggested that the cat outside might've actually sprayed the outside of my door. I'm going to attack the area with some Nature's Miracle later and see if that also helps.

I had another brand of diffuser before that didn't really seem to help much. Has anyone ever compared Feliway to other brands and seen a difference? I mean, the other brand I got said it had more of the pheromones in it than Feliway...

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Re: Weird, scary experience

Just an update... I've decided to take Wyn to board at the vet's office. I can't expect my petsitter to try and keep the two separated. I guess this means that I'll have to deal with the reintroductions when I get back. *sigh*

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