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We took on a stray...
We took on a stray female kitten 6 months ago who is adorable, but our other gorgeous 5 1/2 year old cat is starting to get upset. He is staying away from the house all the time, and he now wont come in at night when it's time to stay indoors. I am trying to feed him small amounts so he will come in when he's hungry, but he just disappears and wont come in until I've called him for an hour. How can i get them to get along, or to stay with us. I'm scared someone else is feeding him.  He is used to sleeping inside at night and now it's a struggle to get him inside at night. I want to keep both cats as they are both special. Thanks
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Eli, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Good morning, Sorry you are having this problem. Here in the united states, we have a product called Feliway. If you can find this at your pet store it may help. It works by causing the body to release pheromones which has a calming and behavior changing effect. I hope you can find this product because it could help. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
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Sorry, but i was hoping for some more behavioural type suggestions and explanations of his behaviour before i try doping him up. Surely there is some steps we can take naturally which will turn the balance of power around?
Cat Veterinarian: Dr Eli, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
I will opt out so someone else can try to answer your question
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