How to stop one of my cat's from attacking the other two?

  • I have 3 cats and one is always attacking the other two. They are all treated the same. She was the first by about 5 months, the third was 7 mos later another female. They are 13 yrs old. Abandoned after being left outside for 3 yrs. the third is male. He was small (7#) and 4 yrs old. We took him in and he now weighs 11# and is a very affection.  The oldest female is always attacking him. What can I do drop her?

  • Hi Connie,

    Some cats simply do not like other cats. If she was the first of the 3 - she may feel threatened by the other two's presence. And perhaps the younger male more so simply because he is young and is a male. It's as if they invaded her space. She may be more tolerant of the other female because they are the same age. Some cats get over a new introduction quickly - while others never do. The best thing you can do is give her space. Provide them each with their own litter boxes, food bowls, beds and toys etc. Also, in a multi-cat home that contains this kind of stress - I do recommend a synthetic pheromone such as Feliway. It is a synthetic copy of a feline facial pheromone that can induce a state of familiarity and security within the environment, that may allow her to remain calm and comfortable around the others. It is available in store and online and comes in a variety of ways (sprays, wipes, wall plugs etc). In this situation, I recommend the Multi-Cat wall plug-in diffuser.

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