We have a total of three cats in our home (1 male, 2 female). One female cat in particular has always had these unexplained, random, violent outbursts towards the other two. I'm concerned because its beginning to escalate in frequency and she's starting to inflict real bodily harm on the other female, which is about 10 years old and a much weaker, smaller cat. She has puncture wounds on the back of her neck and there are bald spots in the same area. She clearly knows I don't approve of the behavior as she will immediately stop attacking when I aggressively say her name. Most of the real damage is being done during the day when no one is here to watch. When I come home, it looks like a crime scene in the living room with fur all over the place. The other cats haven't initiated the attacks in any way. They can be walking across the room 20 feet away and she'll leap at them growling with ears pealed back, hissing and snapping. I feel bad for the other female because she's literally being terrorized on a daily basis. Is there anything I can do to get through to this cat to stop this madness? Other than this issue, she is a very nice, affectionate animal.
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12/2/07 at 3:33pm