Cat Fights

by Cassie

My three indoor cats have lived together for 7 years withought ever getting into a "cat fight". One of our cats was comming inside of the house after a leashed walk around our yard and I believe she was mistaken for an unknown cat or stray by our other cat. She was attacked by her sister and our male cat also jumped in. This was the first serious cat fight we've experienced. Since the incedent, the middle cat that initaly attacked has not been able to be around the other cats withought growling. The growling then sets the other two cats off and another fight begins. Will my cat be able to snap out of the fear that she has and is there anything I can do to help this.

They have been seperated for the most part but I can't continue to keep them this way.
Pleeease help.

Answer by Kate
this is a common issue and can happen from time to time. its a bit strange really, something triggers this reaction off, it could be a strange smell or noise but for some reason one of the cats gets blamed and they become the focus of the fear.

the answer is to do as you have been doing by keeping them separated and then to reintroduce them using the safe method. this allows them to rebuild their confidence in each other without the fear of attack the process is described here

best wishes KAte

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