I have 2 cats both are about 3 years old. My male, Carmel, just turned 3 this month & my femal, Peek-A-Boo, will be 3 in March. Several months ago we were having litter box issues with Carmel. Our vet put him on an anti-anxiety pill which has worked wonders there is no longer a problem with that. When we first adopted Carmel he was a stray that my little sister found in the back woods. We took him in because we couldn't stand her tears. My female we adopted 6-8 months later from the local humane society. My husband & I love dearly. We moved out of our apartment Back in April & they were getting along fine. About 4 months ago Carmel began to become very domineering over Peek-A-Boo. He started running her out of every room she was in & keeping her from the food dish. As time has gone on he has become worse. Carmel rips out clumps of her fur, drags her by her neck. Peek-A-Boo doesn't just hiss at him she actually howls out in pain. She has plenty of places to get up out of his way but he is relentless he'll sit & stare at her till she has to come down. Most of this behavior happens at night when my husband & I go to bed & in the morning when he gets up to go to work. We are both home on the weekends & I have noticed it doesn't happen then. I am becoming concered becuase Peek-A-Boo is getting to the point where she is terrified of him. He can't even just walk by her w/o her hissing & running away to hide most of the time. I have this concern that one of these days he is jut going to kill her. I have considered putting them in separate areas of the house for a few days with their own food dish & litter box. Is there anything that we can do to get this aggression to settle down?
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12/14/07 at 6:12pm