Title: Cat problem
lifesmate - November 22, 2011 08:05 AM (GMT)
My son moved in with me with his two cats. One female and a tom.The female is almost a year old and the tom is nine months.
Our next door neighbour has a huge tomcat. A couple of weeks ago he attacked the female so badly the vet thought a dog had got her. :unsure:
She is fine now and they are both back out in the garden.
problem is that the tom next door keeps going for the female to the point of trying to get in the cat flap after her.
He leaves my sons tom alone totally.
I do chase the huge tom off but he keeps coming back.
any ideas as the female is scared now and is always on edge in the garden.
oh...all three cats have been spayed and neutered.
caro - November 22, 2011 11:36 AM (GMT)
lifesmate..this must be very worrying for you,and very stressful for the poor female cat...
What a shame this is happening...have you asked the vet if he has any thoughts on this..?
I am afraid I have no idea on what to do,but I do sympathise with you, and the poor female cat...
Hope you can find an answer to this problem,take care... C-omfort
lifesmate - November 22, 2011 12:23 PM (GMT)
Thanks caro. good idea to ask the vet.Will mention it to my son for next time they visit.
Its a worry for sure as I am petrified the bloody thing will get her again.
Vlospire - November 22, 2011 02:16 PM (GMT)
I would have a word with the next door neighbour and suggest some Feliway which is a cat pheromone spray or atomiser that makes them happier and less agressive, they might not want to do this though, you know what neighbours can be like!
Alternatively, you could put catnip all over your garden in the dried form in the winter and live plants in pots all summer, that way they will eat it and be so stoned that fighting will be the last thing on their mind!
lifesmate - November 22, 2011 03:18 PM (GMT)
Laughing man stoned cats.
Neighbour said to throw water over his cat if he comes in the garden.
We get on really well with our neighbour so will mention the Feliway to him..thanks.
Spoke to the vet who said not much we can do really.
fwenchie - November 22, 2011 03:48 PM (GMT)
I was going to suggest a water pistol, Cam.
It's just water, it's not exactly cruel and he'll get the message. I had to do just that with my neighbours' cats and it worked. I'm still having trouble with it at night time though.
If the neighbours cat is nasty, a taste of his own medecine sounds just like the trick.
If a dog was to behave in such a way, he'd be in trouble. I don't see why it should be any different for a cat.
A friend of mine owns a nasty cat who constantly attacks other cats AND bites people.
To me, that's a dangerous animal.
lifesmate - November 22, 2011 04:02 PM (GMT)
You and my son think alike fwenchie. :D
He has just suggested a water pistol.My neighbour is happy for us to soak the cat. :lol:
I agree,a cat should be no different to a dog.
My sons cats are brought in when it gets dark as he is loathe to let them out at night.
fwenchie - November 22, 2011 05:14 PM (GMT)
I don't like to leave mine out at night but I think my two are nocturnals. Sleep all day, play all night. A bit like I used to be :D They use a catflap.
I heard a cat fight fight last night which sounded abominable, on my lean-to roof, below my bedroom. I knew my older cat Mimi was involved, so I got up and called her in. She was fine but this morning I found a massive clump of her hair in the garden. I thought it was a dead mouse! :blink:
She's a Nowergian forest cat so she moults a lot this time a year. She gets really matted but won't let me near her with scissors unless she's in the mood for it, which is hardly ever! She is so blardy ferrel that one! :lol:
She was probably relieved about losing that clump of hair.
I'm going to have to step up again with the nuisance cat. I think the next thing to add to my arsenal is a supersoaker!
Vlospire - November 22, 2011 05:24 PM (GMT)
I still think feliway and catnip is the nicer option :D
fwenchie - November 22, 2011 05:53 PM (GMT)
Maybe so, but why should Lifesmate's son have to fork out for anything when he's already had a vet bill?
Besides not all cat are attracted to catnip, mine aren't.
I think there is a territory problem with these cats, lifesmate's son's cats are new on the block and not particularly welcome with the cat nextdoor which as well as being territorial seems to have a bad attitude. :rolleyes:
But Lifemate's garden is their home now, he' just going to have to accept that and if Lifemate's son's cats can't make that point or defend themselves, someone's going have to do it for them!
lifesmate - December 10, 2011 11:46 AM (GMT)
Your point is well made fwenchie considering what happened yesterday.
Bloody demon cat next door bit mason right to the muscle. :angry:
The white one has all but recovered from when he got her.
Vet recommended a strong water blast.Said it wont hurt the cat but will eventually stop him coming in the garden.
Did mention catnip ect but vet thinks it wont help with the crazy cat.
Supersoaker is a great idea. Laughing man
sherry - December 10, 2011 12:05 PM (GMT)
Aww, poor cats, Cam - It's awful when you have nice cats and nasty ones keep having a go at them. But it's difficult to solve as you can't be out there all the time watching them. Hopefully if you can catch the beasty one with a good harsh watering it might make him think twice about being a bully. Good luck with it :)
jacktar - December 10, 2011 12:27 PM (GMT)
love the cats
shame about the demon cat next door
remember celling cat is watching you http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ceiling+c...iw=1280&bih=572
Rusty Bullet - December 10, 2011 12:49 PM (GMT)
Get a dog!
Seriously, I think a water jet is the only plausible option. Catnip can make cats even more fierce.
fwenchie - December 10, 2011 11:32 PM (GMT)
Supersoaker and water bombs! :ph43r:
lifesmate - December 11, 2011 07:40 AM (GMT)
Thanks Sherry.Is a worry as son is thinking of not letting them out again...awwww he cant do that. :(
Laughing man jt.
Oh blimey Rusty..glad my neighbour has not used catnip then.That cat attacks me,imagine more fierce. C-ouch
Laughing man fwenchie.I do throw cups of water on him.