tiny declawed arthritic rescued cat (14yrs old!) is a terror
i rescued an elderly itty bitty thing about a month or so ago, a spayed declawed calico
she did not like any of my cats at first, but she truly hated my timid little girl whom i had not had very long
she would attack her for no reason, while she was sleeping! it was so bad, i had to return that girl to the shelter (they understood- and BTW its a no kill shelter and their rules are, if you cant keep the cat, return it to us)
i really hated to see her go, i had done a lot of work with her and she was really coming out of her shell
is there ANY way to *force* a cat to get along without fighting or attacking another cat?
the calico girl, the grumpy one, is on meds for her arthritis, and she seems to be less stiff and sore
i tried feliway, both the diffuser and the spray- and i saw no difference at all
the vet said they often use drugs like elavil, but this old girl already has kidney issues so he recommended against it
my timid girl is still at the shelter waiting to be adopted (only been there a little over a week, but it seems like forever to me, i hate to see her in a cage!!)
does anyone have any suggestions?
due to the setup of my apt, it is not possible to seperate them in different rooms
i love all of my kitties, even this little terror, she is a total lap cat and seems to adore me *blush*
in fact, she wants me all to herself!
she sprays or urinates outside the box any time she gets mad or jealous
any ideas at all would be welcome-