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We have two 9 year old rescued cats that have been indoor

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We have two 9 year old rescued cats that have been indoor cats together since they were about 3 months old. They do not get along anymore. Both are neutered. He is a 20 lb Maine Coon mix. She is a 10 lb calico. When kittens, they played, cuddled, andslept crammed together in boxes. At about 7 months, he was gone overnight to have some teeth pulled, and she wouldn't accept him when he came home. Occasionally they chase each other now, but if he catches her he simply lays on, and squashes her. She seems scared of him now even though she goes on the high areas of our cat play areas and he stays pretty low to the ground. We have 2 plug in feliways in our 800 square foot house, and have had some success with Composure/calm treats, but they don't like the taste.
Any suggestions to help them get back to being buddies?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

I am sorry to see that you haven't heard back from us sooner.

Is it correct that this has been happening for the better part of 9 years now?

Do you have video to share of their interactions together?

Any growling, biting, aggressive swatting, etc?

Are either or both cats declawed?