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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Need HELP! cats fighting after vet visit

Hi, my name is Kenzie
I have 5 Kats (1-13 yrs old) & 2 dogs
Until recently all of my kritters live happily w/ each other
Last week my Kat Sam was injured. We took him to the Vet and brought him home. He has pain meds & an antibiotic.
All of a sudden his litter mate is attacking him!!!!
Leo has NEVER been this violent before
I've had to separate them & my other cats are all freakin out!
Any advice is greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 07:06 PM
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This is not uncommon, it's because Sam smells different after the vet visit.

Things should get back to normal in a day or so. In the meantime, you could take a towel, put a little dab of vanilla flavoring on it, and rub it all on the cats, which helps them smell the same again.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 10:18 PM
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My cats often squabble a little after one of them goes to the vet. As Marie73 says it's because they have strange smells on them. If the vanilla trick doesn't help you could try one of those Feliway diffusers (they have sprays and diffusers that emit a pheromone that is calming for kitties.) The foreign smells should dissipate on their own though and hopefully your critters will be back to normal.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 12:03 AM
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only one of mine does that, the youngest one. I have to take my old kitty to the vet all the time, and immediately after I bring her home, he hisses and tries to attack her so I just shoo him away. he usually only does it that evening. I got the bright idea to take all three to the vet at once, thinking they would all smell the same and Houdini would leave her alone.

it didn't work lol. but it only lasts one evening, the next day it's business as usual.
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When I brought marshall from the vet a week or so ago...gizmo hissed and spat at him....he smelled different . All I have to say is....giz cut it out, she got over it fairly quickly. Although when I gave him a bath she didn't react that way, she just sniffed him .
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 01:29 PM
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the vet must have something there that smells evil to some cats. mine has dogs on one side and cats on the other, but I think they take them all into the back to draw blood and give shots so maybe the dog smell is what does it. the old one always has blood drawn, so they never took Houdini back there. all three of my other cats were always cool with it but I knew some of them really freak so I wasn't that shocked when the little one started doing it.
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When one of mine has been to the vet, I pop them into a bedroom for a few hours so they can recover from the 'excitement' of going to the v.e.t. and also so they have a chance to have a good 'bath' to replace the smell of the v.e.t. with their own spitty scent hehe.

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