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Does anyone recommend using a large cat carrier for introducing agressive cats? Prior owner recommended that I put the resident female aggressor in the carrier so she and the new cat (boy) can see each other and get close without the resident female trying to kill him (she has tried twice). I haven't read this technique in anything and wondered if anyone had an opinion, because I don't want to make a bad situation worse. Thanks
 

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We are doing this now, actually for past 4 months. We take turns putting them in cage(large wire). They eat side by side and lay side by side one in cage one out but if we let them together our new cat attacks our resident cat.
 

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Still, Even after 4 months? Do they still hiss and growl at each other? I'm right the opposite, I have a barely 5yr old resident cat vs a 2 1/2 year old new cat.
 

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Yes after 4 months, I'm very depressed over it, don't know what to do. I can't stand to think about giving up Jack but just don't know if it's ever going to get better. Punkin is so afraid of Jack because he has attacked her several times, he just wants to play but is too rough. We've put both on prozac but can't really tell it's helping and thinking of stopping it. I have an appointment tomorrow with cat behaviorist just hope she can help.
 

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I totally know how you feel. I assume Jack is ok with you, and your able to pet and handle him? My new one will only occasionally let me pet him and then it's only for a few seconds before you get slapped and he tries to bite, and that's in his room where he feels safe, if he's in the rest of the house you get attacked and i cant even pick him up, he just knocked my glasses off and got me in the face with his claws. and my resident cat isn't playing or trying to sow him who is boss, she's out for blood, she has chased him down and attacked twice now, if I hadn't been right there with a blankt to throw on them, there would of been blood. It's very upsetting. I think at some point, at least in my case, you have to consider whats best for the cats involved. I don't think I want to continue trying with the new cat and risk doing damage to the relationship of the 2 cats I already have . The Prozac, my Tonkinese is on that to control his Feline Hyperesthesia and with all the noises and fighting going on with the other 2 cats and all the stress , we have had to up his dosage. The more agitated they are the less the medicine works like its suppose to, and i have read that it works differently in different cats. Please post what the specialist tells you and recommends. Good luck.
 

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I used a large dog cage made for a 100 lb dog. A carrier might be too small and encourage fear and bad feelings. Not something you want associated with the other cat.
 

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Sorry, I just called it a carrier, it is actually a xlarge kennel, he is a really tall/long cat and he can stand up on his back legs and play with toys on inside top and stretch out and still have room left over, I just checked on him (security camera) and he is sleeping on top of it right now and he has even taken some toys inside lol He is over 2yr old and the only cat he has ever met chased him down and attacked him, and then he comes to my house and the same thing happens, my cat has turned into an obsessed stalker and I'm thinking the new cat might be better off in a home with no other cats. We didn't know any of this when we agreed to take him from a family member, otherwise I wouldn't have put the poor thing through this.
 
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