Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Thanks for all your responses. I have had Oreo for two years, she is about 3 years old and Little Pumpkin I adopted 6 months ago, she is a little over a year old now. Prior to Little Pumpkin I had two elderly cats that passed away. Oreo bullied them too when they were alive and this is why I adopted a younger kitty who I thought Oreo could play with as my elder cats never wanted to be bothered by her rambunctious ways.
When Little Pumpkin first came here, the introduction was done slowly following the advice from the other Cat Forum members and the Little Big Cat Intro article. After a couple of weeks, they both seemed very intrigued to meet and Oreo as usual started going after her. Little Pumpkin would stay in her safe room for most of the time. It took about two months before she would set foot in the other parts of the house. Oreo chased her any time she saw her and always pounced on her just like she did with my elderly cats.
I then decided to try the Feliway diffuser plug in from Amazon and thought that maybe when it came close to running out, I could see how they would do without it. Well the first time I unplugged the Feliway diffuser from the outlet, a couple of days later, found Oreo's ear bleeding a little. I had posted a pic of her ear and most of the Cat Forum members said it looked like a bite mark. I had put some neosporin on it and it healed in about two days. The cats began fighting or playfighting rough again so I ordered the Feliway in bulk on Amazon. Then when my new batch of Feliway came in, I immediately plugged it in and they seemed to calm down again. Well, when my last feliway refill was almost depleted, I unplugged it just to see if they could once again get along without it. Well this time, I found Little Pumpkin with a bite mark on her ear. I could not believe how mean they can be, to actually bite each other. Not only that, but my sweet little innocent Pumpkin had started hiding under the bed again and shortly after, she ripped out some of the bedding underneath the boxspring of the bed and made a little home for herself. It was almost like she was looking for a real hiding spot from Bully Oreo. They constantly chase each other around the house and they each take turns being the aggressor but Oreo does it more. Oreo will walk right up to Little Pumpkin and smack her on the head while she is sleeping. I think since Little Pumpkin has gained weight and is now slightly bigger than Oreo, she is beginning to stick up for herself more. But I hate seeing them biting each other. So now the Feliway is plugged in again and they are getting along better. But they still play fight just no blood on the ears. I am sure Little Pumpkin is stressed from having Oreo bother her so much. What would be the best thing, just keep using Feliway plug ins? Or use it with another product such as Composure, Rescue Remedy, Spririt Essences remedy and which one, the one for bully??