Very stressed, unsure what to do (long)
OK, first of all I would like to say this is my first posting on this board. I came across it trying to find out what to do for my poor kitty... I feel so bad for her. I actually have multiple problems, but I want the main one addressed ASAP. First a little background on my precious, Belle.
Belle is a spayed/declawed American domestic shorthair. All 2 years of her life, she has been the lone cat of the household. Well... I moved in with a cat person. In this new house, 5 other cats live. The cats range in age from 2 years to just 1 year old. Anyway... all 5 resident cats were removed from the new home for a period of 2 weeks while I moved in. During this time, Belle had the run of the house, getting used to the smells and what not. Well, as soon as the 5 resident cats were brought in, all **** broke loose. Turns out the resident cats picked up flees and ear mites (any hints on getting rid of these?). Belle flipped out, avoiding and hissing at ALL the other cats. The other cats ignore Belle, save for the youngest male, Toby. He is un-neutered (but going to get fixed next month) and one year old. Toby attacks Belle, and all the other cats since Belle arrived. I find this distressing because Toby is not declawed. I have found blood from my cat matting her fur. Belle spends all of her time hiding under things or in corners, with Toby just laying nearby keeping her trapped. Belle is not eating, drinking, or using the litterbox except when I am near, keeping Toby away. Also, all the other cats (3 females and 1 male) are fixed. ALL the cats will be declawed (laser declaw) as soon as we can afford it. After a week of not eating, drinking, whatever... I had enough. I locked Belle in a spare bedroom by herself with food, water, and litterbox. I need to know what to do for my poor kitty so she is not killed, either by Toby or by the stress. Thanks for any replies!
Just as a side note, all the cats are DEFINATELY getting declawed. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. They are all perminant inside cats. Please don't waste your time trying to sway me otherwise (I have seen other boards before where cat lovers are anti-declaw and forcefully push their agenda on others. Please don't.)