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Other cat in our street constantly scaring our older cats...?

Hello there. So we have a large problem...

We adopted bob and Harold (12 years) about 8 months ago. Lately both have been acting strange.

Bob refusing to go outside (he normaly loves it and will stay out for hours) won't settle and not eating as much,

Harold won't settle he lost abit of weight and has been peeing and being sick alot and refusing to use his litter tray (we have took him to the vets. The vet says he belives it is a stress thing too, we have changed some stuff and he is ok but still nervous and un settled..)

Unfortunatly we just want out the cat that was once a kitten has decided after winter it's big enought to mess with our cats again. It's qutie fat and big younger than the two of them

anyway we found out today the cat has been sitting under bobs spot under the bushes, we assume probably peeing and spraying (not sure if its been nurtured but our two are) so it's obviously freaked bob out as he isn't a fighter, he will run and hide while Harold go's on a all out chase..

Is there any way we can stop it getting in? Or at least stop it trying to take our garden as its own. Bob and Harold won't go beyond our garden it's there little territory... Harold Is abit stressed and ill because of bob and the other cat we belive so we don't want to let him out and the cat to attack him.. It had tried before but him being a Persian only took a little fur off..

We aren't sure who the owners are just that it lives in a house nearby we have a few we suspect...
Anything we could do to stop this cat or at least fight back with it.

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[Thinking Out loud]

Cat's can not be controlled. They can be caged or encouraged.

To encourage cats to stay away, you can either encourage ALL cats to stay away (such as applying predator smells) or you can discriminate (such as rock throwing).

Neither of those sounds desirable. We don't want to keep ALL cats away (just cats that don't belong to use), and discrimination is expensive (either in money or time).

The other option is caged. Either the neighbors have to keep their cats in thier houses, or these animals must be trapped by you.

So as I see it, the options are to either talk to the neighbor and have them convert their cat to an indoor cat (likely to be some resistance) or contact local animal control about trapping this cat that is appearing on your property (my local city has capture cages they loan out).

The only exception to the rule of "discrimination is expensive" is if you can get your cat a "big brother" that can encourage other cats to stay out of your yard.
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Shame :/ we knew we couldn't stop it compleatly... We just wanted to see if we could maybe discourage it from comming. The only reason it seems to come is to torment bob and Harold.
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