MAMA * kisses * BINGO

in #pet-post6 years ago (edited)

Bingo has been going through some tough times lately. She is timid and shy, which makes her a target for the older males in the house. They will harass and chase her when they have nothing else to do. She will hide under my lazy-boy chair for hours on end to get some peace.

Last week I had to take her to the Vets after leaving puddles of urine around. She checked ok but was given a shot for undetected infection. Doc says it's most likely from stress.

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While there bought this plug-in diffuser that omits Pheromone like substance that is suppose to have a calming affect on cats. In nature the mother cat releases Pheromone through the mammary area which bonds the kittens to mama.

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You screw this bottle into the diffuser, that's suppose to last 30 days and show results in less than a week. Bottle is almost empty in less than two weeks. Starter kit cost $35 and refill bottle is $21 and it's not guaranteed to be 100% effective.

Well about 2 days after plugging it in I had my first cat fight in this house. Larry jumped Bingo at the foot of the stairs and were in a screaming ball of fury. I went to break it up but didn't have to. Curly intervened and went after his brother Larry. Mama cat was also there, not so much to help daughter Bingo but a cat fight gets all the cats excited.

There was lose fur all about after the brawl was over.

Things are about back to so-called normal. Just one small incident in a multi-cat household.

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Well its definitely worth a go @manorvillemike and I know what you mean once one starts everybody gets alert and curious lol lucky for referee Mike.

That was a quick fight. lol

Hi, Manorvillemike, I finally talked to the cat rescuer woman I know about Scary Mary. Once a new cat has been completely vetted with blood-work for diseases, etc, she puts them in a large cage to acclimate them to the other cats. The cage has, of course food water and a litter box. Also, she makes sure there is a towel or sheet to cover an area to where the cat can retreat away from contact and scrutiny. Then, she lets time help with the integrating process. This works well in an easily observable area as talking to the cats will also help over time. An extra cover to add to this can also be added if everybody needs a break.

Thanks a lot @aerialpegasus Thought of the cage thing. Did that to introduce baby Dexter to Larry and Curly. To many cats 10 for Mary to handle at once. Gave a screen at basement door. Let mama cat and Dexter down the basement with Marty at separate times. Mary hisses at them and they hiss at her. Mary does not like cats.

Don't be discouraged by that - it took several tries to get my 4 year old and 6 month old to just cooperate. Perhaps the cage with Scary Mary inside, and one or two cats at a time meeting her in a "safe" enclosed bedroom would be a better option than all of them at once. If you have an office where you can work while they get acquainted, which can be closed off, it might be helpful. The woman I spoke to with all the cats only has one room for them to get acquainted in. You do have to be patient. All told, it took a couple of weeks for my 4-year-old to relax; the kitten was fine, but wary of him for awhile. They are completely fine now, and well adjusted. It just took time. My 12 year old accepted him immediately. They're all different. Scary Mary is defensive; she probably had to fight for survival I'm guessing?

Thanks ... letting 1 and then two cats in the basement for short times. Working so far, no fights.

Awesome! Glad to hear it!

Aw, poor Bingo. That sure is a sweet photo of Mama kissing Bingo. I sure hope the diffuser works.

Thanks, a pattern is formed, personalities are set all I can do is supervise.

Thanks, a pattern is formed, personalities are set all I can do is supervise.

Oh, my mother! how sorry the kid. You must scold the bully

It's a natural thing to pick on the meek. I will keep on top of things.

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Interesting Mike. Have you ever tried putting Lavender essensial oil drops around the house. That is very calming as well.

And a lot cheaper I bet. Thanks, will give it a try unless it makes me gag.

Well, I just learned something new about this plug-in diffuser that emits Pheromone like substance that to have a calming affect on cats ... Every day, I'm realizing the great responsibility of raising and caring for a group of animals at home.
Good job @manorvillemike.

Lot of different personalities not easy to handle under one roof.

I think these chemical preparations do not work at all.

No harm trying. Makes me feel I am doing something.

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