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    Non-recognition aggression PREVENTION

    I had an incident earlier this year where I took one cat to the vet, and then dealt with non-recognition aggression for literally almost 3 weeks, after this 1 hour vet visit. I had never heard of it and didn't know it could happen. My cats are due for their vaccinations. Honestly, I typically...
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    Cat Stealing Sibling's Food

    Thanks for the replies. I didn't know they had ones that worked with their microchips; I'll definitely look into that. I'd seen the ones with collars before, but I don't want like the idea of them wearing collars. I think they're uncomfortable for the cat and I don't want a safety issue if it...
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    Cat Stealing Sibling's Food

    I originally found this site after dealing with some non-recognition aggression a few months back. Thankfully that issue has fully resolved and the cats are back to acting like normal. But, the whole thing started because I came back from out of town, noticed one wasn't eating at all, and then...
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    Boarding

    If you haven't already I would ask to tour the facility before dropping your cats off. You should be able to tell if anything looks off. When I first moved to my current location I had a wonderful boarding facility where my cat had his own room. The woman who ran it was clearly a cat lover and I...
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    Non recognition aggression support group

    I am ecstatic! I went out to lunch. When I came back, the cats were sitting together on the top of the couch, snuggling and grooming! Finally back to being friends.
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    Non recognition aggression support group

    So glad things have improved! It is hard listening to one being "locked up" crying and trying to get out of the room. My girls are doing pretty well also. I also think that Suki truly doesn't remember and thinks that Cleo is a "new cat" but she is adjusting. I've only heard one hiss in about...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    Yes she had blood work done and urine analysis. Everything came up normal, which makes sense as she is eating fine now. I have researched vets in the area that do home visits and will do that for their vaccinations. Hopefully not leaving the house will prevent this. I'm sure it's expensive, but...
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    Cats became disinterested in cat tree and cat bed

    My cats are the same way. When I first got them, I bought a couple of different cat beds. They were both obsessed with the one- to the point that they'd sometimes lay on top of each other in it, but refused to touch the other. I almost asked the foster that I got them from if she wanted it for...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    I am feeling cautiously optimistic. I haven't heard hissing/growling in about 24 hours. They are chasing a lot, but it seems to be equal and without the hissing/growling I'm more confident that they are playing. They used to always do this little chirp/meow sound to each other and tonight was...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    I've had them since April. Yes, I never saw any aggressive behaviors from either of them until this vet visit. They're litter mates and they were very bonded when they came into the house. Huge knock on wood, tonight they have been chasing each other but neither have hissed or growled-really...
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    Why does my cat hate men?

    My previous cat was like that. When female friends came over he was friendly and sought their attention. He was terrified of men. I don't invite people over that often, so it wasn't a huge deal to me. Poor thing did hide the entire weekend when my parents came to visit (from out of state) once.
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    I am continuing to see both good and bad things. They have no issues at all being in the same room if one or both is laying down or snoozing. Over the past couple of days I've seen them both chase each other, so I feel better that it doesn't just seem to be Cleo going after Suki. At times, they...
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    Non recognition aggression support group

    I'm sorry to hear that your cats aren't making more progress. I would suggest that for your own mental health, you take a break from locking yourself in the room with the one cat. I definitely think both cats need and deserve lots of attention, but it doesn't have to literally be all day, each...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    They might briefly chase each other, but it would be more equal, not one continuously going after the other. If they were engaged in a play session, they might hide behind something and leap out at the other. They would occasionally play wrestle, but it would be noiseless. No growling or...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    Unfortunately, this afternoon's peace seemed to be predicated on the fact that they were both in lazy mode. There haven't been many issues (other than the first couple of days) when one or both of them is just laying around. This evening, Cleo (vet cat) is repeatedly chasing Suki (home cat). I...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    They're definitely past hissing/growling on sight. It's only when the chasing thing happens. Currently, I'm downstairs and they're both upstairs in the cat room. One was in there already. When I opened the door, the other went in voluntarily. They've both been just sitting in their respective...
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    How do you know when it's safe to leave cats out together all of the time/unsupervised?

    This is specifically after non-recognition aggression issues, but I guess it could apply to new cats too. I was dealing with non-recognition aggression after taking one cat to the vet, about 1.5 weeks ago. At first it was necessary to separate the cats all of the time, and then I did the whole...
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    Non recognition aggression support group

    Hit enter too soon- meant to say, good luck with your play sessions today and please update!
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    Non recognition aggression support group

    Unless they are actively hissing/growling under the door, or hissing/growling when they hear the other one, I don't know that I would go with this strategy, honestly. My cats expressed no interest in playing under the door or anything like that- I think if I had waited for that, we would have...
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    Non recognition aggression support group

    Ugh, I am so sad. Every time I feel like progress is being made, a setback happens. They were just fine for about an hour both being out. Occasionally approaching each other and sniffing, no hissing or growling. Then they started sort of running up to one another. This made me nervous, but there...
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