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An interesting thing happened yesterday. I needed to take one of my two cats to the vet to have his ears checked out. When I arrived home, the female cat was hiding under my bed. Very unusual behavior as I'm always greated at the door. When I returned home from work in the evening, the cat that went to the vet greeted me at the door and the female was hiding under the bed.

I started to play with each one of them and when they got in view of each other, the female started hissing at the cat that went to the vet! I've never seen this kind of behavior before. Both cats are 3yrs, fixed, and I belive from the same litter. They are never agressive to each other.

Today, they are remaining in seperate rooms. The cat that went to the vet is under the coffee table which is also a strange place for him. Both cats are open and friendly with me but they are on the "look out" for the other.

Anyone have any idea what this behavior is all about? They are indoor cats. Maybe the female is jealous of the male that he got a view of the outdoor world! LOL If anyone has any ideas here, I would love to hear. You can cut the tension in this house with a knive. We don't like disharmony here.

thanks for any insight.

osmg
 

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He could smell different, which may confuse the stay at home cat. Especially if he smells like the vet and she doesn't like the vet.
 

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Bean's right. Put a bit of vanilla on the back of the neck of both cats. The cat who went to the vet doesn't smell right to your female. You might give him a bath ( we'll pray for you! :D ) before you put the vanilla on both cats. Even a sponge bath would help a bit. You want both cats to smell alike. Good luck. :)
 

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Usually when the other cat smells different, the other one won't recognize each other and start hissing at the other. It usually goes away in a few days just make sure to give them both a bath or a wipe down. Good luck :wink:
 

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Great Advice

It's sounds like you're right on the money. I need to take the male back to the vet next week. I'm toying with the idea of bring both cats to the vet so they can smell the same. Do you think this idea is strange or would work?

again, thanks for all the great advice.

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Yeah that would be a great idea, and if they fit in the same carrier you can put both of them in the same one, and I'm sure they won't be growling at one another, my cats never do... even if they aren't in the same carrier, they'll both smell like the vet. Good Luck! :lol:
 

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I might be able to get them in the same carrier but I may opt out on that one. Last time i brought them both to the vet, they hissed and smacked each other on the examing table because of the stress.

An update.....the cats are coming around slowly. I gave them a wipe down yesterday and the hissing is subsiding. (as i type this the female just hissed at the male...ha,ha). I sat on the floor last night and had a family meeting with them. I told them to get over it and this cr_p isn't going to go on anymore :shock: (For some reason, I don't think I'm the boss around here!) LOL

thanks for the advice

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Ok then I guess two carriers would have to do...

Of course you're not the boss, don't you know that by now, the cats are!! They will tell you when they aren't mad anymore which should be really soon.... :wink:
 
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