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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Need examples / instructions for barrier doors

Hi Everyone! I recently rescued a beautiful white male cat .I'm having great difficulty with my oldest (16) male who is insulin dependent/ with kidney disease .He is about 14lbs and very strong. I've been nursing my new guy who went from 9lbs to about 12lbs.He's slightly anemic and has been on 2 different antibiotics to treat low white count.(will be returning to vet next week for blood test). The vet thinks new guy any where from 5yrs to 10 yrs. I have a 3yr old male who came to me as a kitten and my oldest had a long time adjusting to him. My 16 year old was raised in a multicat household and was the last of 4 at 1 time. He was always rough with the other cats & all are fixed. Unfortunately my oldest attempted to climb me when I was holding the new guy resulting in my visit to the E.R. I never had any problems socializing any of my past cats. I have a small apt with a bedroom and living room. I added 2 cat pheromone diffusers. I've been switching the rooms & just recently the 16 yr.old attacked the 3yr old.The 3yr old is welcoming to the new guy but when my oldest is with him he is getting attacked. My 16 yr old has become my stalker he follows me all over my apt. I can't help but be nervous he's going to attack me.I'm interested in learning how to make a door barrier and would gladly welcome all advice. I just added a cat tree .Thank you
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 08:18 PM
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Welcome! You certainly have your hands full!

When I had to separate my cats, I bought 3 cheap baby gates and stacked them one on top of the other. I had another door to use, so I could completely close off this one.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 09:47 PM
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Marguerite, You really have your hands full! There's some really good threads here on introducing cats and it would be good to read about re-directed aggression as well, also many threads...
Look in 'Forums', under 'Behavior'...
Also, under 'Search' type in 'DIY/Gates' for different ideas, hopefully it works!
Everything from a screen door installed inside to baby gates can work to keep everyone separated.
I know you sound very busy, but if you can get the cats tired out with good play sessions, it might help...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 11:54 PM
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I use second hand room dividers. Look for heavy ones that can not easily knock over and secure with wood blocks if needed.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone,i really appreciate your first hand advice & areas to search on the forum..i'll keep you posted
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 12:23 PM
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To keep my dogs out of my cat's room, I have one of those gates with a little cat door that a person can swing open and walk through. I wish someone would invent a similar swing-open gate that is as tall as the doorway. It would be great to separate cats but still let a person walk through. Kind of like the screen door but not permanent.
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