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Hi I'm new and I've never used a forum before but I would appreciate any advice you could give me. I have recently moved house and my cat Clawd (a 7 year old pure moggy) keeps being beaten up by other cats.

Obviously he has come into their territory and I have been letting him out only when I can keep an eye on him but he is used to being able to come and go as he wants with the cat flap and as we live in quite a rural area I have never had to worry about roads so he is quite annoyed about being kept in!

He never goes out of our garden but last night I saw a cat come over the fence straight for him and I ran out to get him but I had to take him to the vets this morning as he had a huge bite in his back.

He's home and OK now but I don't know what to do. The fences are 6ft high but I regularly see cats patrolling round the top of them! My husband tried fixing netting and tin cans along the top but it didn't work! Anyway any ideas would be greatly appreciated thanks for your time xx
post #2 of 6
Hi! I'm just here to welcome you to the site. I think the Behavior forum might be helpful. Does your cat have a "run" that's screened in? It's a shame, but you might have to got to that expense to keep him safe. I'm so sorry he got hurt. Perhaps one of our members has a picture of their run that they could post. Good luck, and post often. We have a lot of fun in the Cat Lounge, and we have a forum to help with just about everything!
post #3 of 6
Hello, JMullane, and welcome.

I am going to move this thread over to Health and Nutrition, where it might be seen by a few others.
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Hi and welcome to TCS!
I agree with Jeanie that you may need to either buy or make an outdoor cat enclosure to keep your cat safe from future attacks. This link http://www.geocities.com/holmescathy...enclosure.html will take you to a web page that contains several good pictures of a home-made cat enclosure. Please notice that the people who built this particular enclosure have designed it to be accessible through a cat flap.

I hope this helps you. Good luck!
post #5 of 6
Poor Clawd. Unfortunately, until the pecking order is sorted out in the neighbourhood, he is going to get picked on. My cat Alf is the wuss of the local cats and would regularly get beaten up by all the bigger cats when we first moved here. When he first started going out and about I'd leave the door open, so he had the opportunity to run inside and hide if he was being beaten up. But now he is established (somewhere near the bottom of the ladder) he never gets into any fights, just the odd stand off and staring competition.

Good luck to Clawd - and let us know how he is getting on.

And welcome to the site J.
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I wanted to welcome you as well. Moggy's are very pretty kitties. I do hope he is feeling better. I layed out mothballs on my fence in pantyhose. Hate that pecking order thing!

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