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how to help my cat with her jealousy problems

Discussion in 'Cat Behavior' started by callie37, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. callie37

    callie37 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    My female cat is very attached to me she stays indoors at all times
    We also have 2 male cats that are indoor/outdoor cats they stay outside mostly.

    I picked up one of the male cats and cradled him in my arms and started talking to him my cat seen that and It pissed her off

    When I put the male cat down to play she jumped him tackled him to the floor then bit me on the arm

    After a while when I thought things were calm I started petting her but apparently she was still mad because she bit me again and its not like her at all to bite me or anyone else she's such s calm sweet cat

    How do I solve my cats jealousy problem?
     

  2. tulosai

    tulosai TCS Member Veteran

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    Has this only happened once?? Since you say this is very unusual for her, and since I assume she's seen you be affectionate to the others before, I really think your first stop should be a vet visit to rule out any physical issues that might be causing this, such as her being in pain from some underlying condition.

    When she bit you did she break the skin? If so be very careful and be sure to clean and disinfect it thoroughly and keep an eye on it.  It is unfortunately VERY common that an infection can develop from a cat bite due to all the bacterias in their mouths.

    Finally, was anything else AT ALL going on at the time that she might have found different or unusual?

    Hopefully others will be by to chime in soon with other advice and feedback.  I am sorry this happend to you, it must be frustrating and a bit scary.
     

  3. callie37

    callie37 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Well she's fine now acting her usual self she dosen't really break the skin because I pulled away from her during the bite she must have been really mad at something because later on when I was trying to sleep she bit my face

    Shes not a mean cat we have a really close bond she even sleeps above my head on my pillow when I'm sleeping.

    I know she just lost a litter of kittens

    And is now pregnant again tomorrow she will be 1 week into her pregnancy
     

  4. tulosai

    tulosai TCS Member Veteran

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    I understand the temptation to think a cat did something because they were 'mad' but the truth is this is almost never the case- they simply do not think like humans do, and they are furthermore very in the 'now'.  There is virtually no chance whatsoever that she bit you hours later over something that happened much earlier in the day.

    You actually should generally NOT pull away when cats bite but instead stand absolutely still and then gently disentangle yourself.  it sounds like all ended well [​IMG]  but in the future if you can it is very important to follow this advice to minimize the chances you will be hurt or that she will respond negatively.

    I definitely would take her to the vet to make sure she is okay since this is a new behavior and since she is pregnant again immediately after losing a litter.  How do you know for sure she is pregnant?

    I hope you will consider reading this article about spaying and neutering and some of the reasons it is so important: http://www.thecatsite.com/a/spay-and-neuter-your-cats

    It is especially very difficult and unhealthy and even dangerous for females to go through multiple pregnancies as it seems yours is well on her way to doing, especially if she is losing litters and then immediately getting pregnant again.  There are potential immediate complications and dangers but also long term health risks and concerns.  It is also financially MUCH cheaper to spay her than to care for even one litter of kittens, much less multiple litters.
     

  5. callie37

    callie37 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    I watched a stray cat that we feed umm well you know do his thing twice with my cat... by the time I had noticed it was too late to stop it both times
    I'm not the only one in my house and its not easy keeping the stray away when he comes in the house to eat and I'm the only one on board trying to prevent it.

    The stray who ive named Gypsy is also the father of the first litter
    That had past I do plan on fixing her ive already found a place
    I will take her to
     

  6. mdaisy

    mdaisy TCS Member Young Cat

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    Please get her checked at the vet and inquire about spaying. It's easier for the pet owner and healthier for the cat if the cat is spayed. Unspayed cats are at greater risk of developing cancer than spayed females.

    There are low cost spay and neuter programs available and I bet your vet would know about that. Ask.
     

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