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My 4 1/2 month old Kir had to spend the day at the vet and her first time away from her littermate(sister) JoMo and when me Kir and my roommate(JoMos mom) got home that night JoMo hissed and tried to bite Kir and just sits away from us and stares. Is this normal? Kir and JoMo have always been very close. JoMo is the very loving and cuddly of the two. how long will this odd behavior last? :? :(
 

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Yes, it is normal. Kir doesn't *smell* like Kir anymore, so JoMo is treating him like a stranger because if he doesn't smell like Kir, it can't BE Kir. Rub both with the same towel, going back/forth between them so both scents get intermingled and they smell alike. Usually, as soon as the vet-office smell wears off, everything returns to normal.
However, be aware, this can happen AGAIN each time a cat is taken somewhere and comes home smelling differently.
 
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