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Sister and brother cats no longer get on after I put brother in a carrier used by another cat. Help please. — 2 Comments

  1. This is classic cat behavior. I took my two babies to the DVM for yearly exams and when I got home the other two acted like I’d turned strangers into the house.
    Usually to avoid this we take all of them at the same time. Since my H is working out of town two was the max I could manage on my own.
    I used the rubbing on of the blankets, (thiers) and petting one then the other to spread the cooties so to speak. It took 3 damn days for all this ruckus to go away completely.
    Rule one in this debacle is to not interfere unless you think it’s going to go beyond hissy spitty.
    Normalize activities. Play with them like you don’t notice one is planning a homicide of the ‘smelly one’.
    I watched mine actually forget during some activities only to revert again. All is well and normal in my home. Overreacting and doing too much only causes more issues because now you’re sending out stress smells.
    Moving has also overstimulated these cats adding a nice layer to the mayhem.
    If necessary you can do introductions with the switching spaces game. It will probably be much shorter than introducing two total strangers.
    One thing explained to me why mother cats abandon their kittens is because the smell of the ‘nest’ has been eliminated of disturbed. So consider that the smell of these two cats nests have been totally house wrecked and they just need time to reset. The tension here is probably more from the move than just the carrier which should have been thoroughly washed and disinfected before putting another cat in it.

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