I have 2 cats who have grown up together - they are 6 yrs old. The BIG cat pulls chunks of hair from the smaller cat and drives me crazy. I work from home and are with them all the time so, they receive alot of attention. What can I do to stop the hair flying?
Type of Animal: cat (2)
Age: 6 yrs
Name of Cat: Chester and Dillon
I've tried scruffing Chester when I catch him in the act of pulling Dillon's hair out; confining him for a day.
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If you haven't already tried pheromone therapy, that would be my first suggestion. There is a product on the market that is available through your veterinarian or online called Feliway. This is a plug-in or spray product that is a similar molecule to the "happy" pheromone that cats excrete from their salivary glands. Pheromones are unscented hormones that can trigger emotional and behavioral responses by acting directly on the signals in the brain. In this way, the "happy" pheromone can cause a sense of calm and tranquility for your cats, and may therefore curb or decrease the aggressive behavior between the two. I commonly use this type of pheromone therapy for behavioral disorders in cats with fair to good success.
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I wish you both the best and good luck.
Chief of Medicine, 10+ Years experience in Small Animal Veterinary Field