Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
I doubt Sundance's neck gripping on Pandia had anything to do with her demise....likely the neurological problems you mentioned. Sundance is just one of those cats that like to dominate. I understand your concern when he does it to Dusty who is very elderly and doesn't like it and is protesting. I would be inclined to separate them if you cannot supervise Dusty closely. He doesn't need to be pestered by Sundance at 18 yrs. of age but likely just wants to lounge around and sleep in peace.
Have you tried getting Sundance tired out with a vigorus play session every day? "Da Bird" is a popular toy that a lot of cats like to chase and jump at. A lot of cats like to chase a laser pointer dot on the floor or furniture. Cat videos are enjoyed for the wildlife in them. Change up toys, with a few out at one time, a cardboard box with holes to poke paws through, a cat tree near a window that has a birdfeeder, or looks out on a sidewalk or area where there is activity. Hope some of these suggestions have been helpful.
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