struggling with decision about my cat
Hi. I'm having a very difficult time with my cats. I have two...a boy and a girl. They are six years old & have lived together with me since they were kittens. The boy cat has always shown aggression...but about a year ago it escalated...he began attacking the girl cat. to the point of the girl cat urinating & defecating on herself. I would find her in a corner dirty with the boy cat growling at her. It calmed down after I kept them separated for awhile. He also was attacking me at that time. Every since I have had him he has been aggressive. He does not come out when I have company (ie nieces, nephew, siblings, friends). And if he does - he attacks them as well. About two weeks ago it got bad again. The same behaviors...I have them separated right now. I can't have them live together anymore. What to do? No animal shelters will take him. They say he wont be able to be rehomed/adopted etc. I wouldn't want him to be rehomed because of his aggression. I couldn't imagine what could happen if he was around a child or something. I am completely torn & have no idea what to do. Most say to put him down...that something isn't right. If anyone has suggestions...please feel free. I need help :(
Answer by KAte
you have not mentioned if they are spayed / neutered? I will assume he is for this answer.
It is very strange for a neutered cat to be so aggressive, so I am wondering if he has a hormone imbalance or similar. Has the vet investigated for that?
I don't know if you have tried any of the cat medication available to help calm aggressive cats. If not then that may be an idea.
Please see my page here for more on aggressive behavior and possible treatment
I do hope you can find a solution as it would be so sad to have to separate these two siblings.
best wishes Kate
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