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Why does my male cat constantly chase and bite my female cat

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Why does my male cat constantly chase and bite my female cat? They are both fixed and have no front claws. It's been happening for three months since I adopted the male cat. Now I've noticed the female with an injury to her lower jaw (chin). She cries sometimes then I see her with his mouth around her neck.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

This has been happening ever since the new cat was brought into the house?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your reply!

These signs are often related to either anxiety and this is how anxiety is manifested, with aggression - or these are related to dominance behavior.

Often when they are first introduced into the house - one recommendation would be to give each cat their own blanket/toy.

After allowing the cats to play with their blankets/toys, you can then switch the blankets, then allow each cat, while apart to play with the other cat's blanket so they can smell each other and get a sense of their new friend before the actual meeting.

Since it has been months, I am not sure that will be terribly effective.

When this becomes a problem where they are not getting along as well as you would like after their introduction period - there is a product called Feliway (click here) that emits hormones/phermones which is reported to reduce stress as another option for you.

This link may also help (HERE)

I hope this information helps :)
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Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.

I hope this information helps!
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Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian