Problems with a newly spayed kitten & her brother
by Amanda Barrett
Yesterday my 6-month old female kitten was spayed at the vet. As instructed, I brought her home and kept her quiet in her own area. Later I tried to reintroduce her to her brother (neutered a month ago) who then started hissing manically at her and running away. He now seems petrified of her and will not go anywhere near her. Any ideas what this is or how I can deal with it. Previously they were quite good friends. Thanks
Answer by KAte
Yes, don't worry this is a common problem. BAsically your male cat has become frightened. Probably by the smell from the vets.
The best thing to do is to re introduce them in safe, slow manner where confidence can be rebuilt without the fear of injury etc. The process for this is described here
Take your time with this and they will slowly regain trust in each other and loss the fear.
best wishes kate
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