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by ashleyberner
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 16319

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

Now for the past several days, I haven't had any major incidents like the beginning. Just some occasional tension that usually peaks in the mornings and then sometimes in the evenings. He might chase her, and then she will give a stern meow, growl, or hiss to let him know she is not having it. He is...
by ashleyberner
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to encourage normal play behavior between cats?
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: How to encourage normal play behavior between cats?

They were both spayed/neutered when they were little. And they are indoor. Sometimes she gets distressed by it... and sometimes she brushes it off. Except for a really heated argument (I say argument because it was a lot of noise and chasing, no bloodshed) about three weeks ago. That really stressed...
by ashleyberner
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to encourage normal play behavior between cats?
Replies: 2
Views: 850

How to encourage normal play behavior between cats?

I have two cats, male and female, siblings, two years old, indoor. The male gets overly excited/hyper and wants to wrestle/tackle his sister. She is not having it. Whenever he does ambush her, I give him a time out. This seems to calm both of them down. But it is happening quite frequently. I do pla...
by ashleyberner
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non drug remedies for feline arthritis?
Replies: 13
Views: 2572

Re: Non drug remedies for feline arthritis?

My cat Biff, whom lived for 18 1/2 years and passed away in 2012 had arthritis in his hips. He was the WORST patient at the vet, so I tried to do everything possible before having him seen. I would make sure he had a comfy, warm place to sleep. I would put a warm water bottle wrapped in a towel up a...
by ashleyberner
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeling depressed over my cats behaviour and need help
Replies: 16
Views: 5079

Re: Feeling depressed over my cats behaviour and need help

I don't have any advice... I just wanted you to know you're not alone. I am dealing with play aggression with my two cats. My boy wants to play, my girl decided he went to far and will no longer tolerate playing with him. I haven't slept much either. Please don't give up on him. He seems a little li...
by ashleyberner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 16319

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

I did catch my girl hiding under the bed today. Not sure why, because I've been listening all day for any issues. Maybe he had a look in his eyes or something... but she came out. Then she went back... now I have her out again. It's not a struggle to get her out with some treaties.
by ashleyberner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Progesterone injections?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Progesterone injections?

I did catch my girl hiding under the bed today. Not sure why, because I've been listening all day for any issues. Maybe he had a look in his eyes or something... but she came out. Then she went back... now I have her out again. It's not a struggle to get her out with some treaties.
by ashleyberner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Progesterone injections?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Progesterone injections?

Very true. They will be 3 in April. I'm hoping as he gets older this will be less of an issue, and so does my girl! She really does love her brother, but not when he tries to wrestle with her and chases her. They do have access to a lot of windows and a sun room, so there are lots of birds and wildl...
by ashleyberner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 16319

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

After taking necessary steps... things have improved slowly... there hasn't been a big blow up in a week, there has been some slight tension, which I've dealt with. I also plugged in a Feliway diffuser today. I am still so fearful something will happen again... for those of you who know more about t...
by ashleyberner
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Progesterone injections?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Progesterone injections?

After taking necessary steps... things have improved slowly... there hasn't been a big blow up in a week, there has been some slight tension, which I've dealt with. I also plugged in a Feliway diffuser today. I am still so fearful something will happen again... for those of you who know more about t...
by ashleyberner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Progesterone injections?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Progesterone injections?

I am generally at home all day, yes. Whenever he gets playful, I do play with him. And I do a nighttime play with him before bed, so he will sleep through most of the night. He's really active in the early mornings, like 6-7am. He does not have outdoor access, they are both indoor. However, they do ...
by ashleyberner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Progesterone injections?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Progesterone injections?

I am having behavioral issues with my two year old, male, neutered cat. There are moments every day (usually in the morning) that he can be relentless in trying to wrestle with his sister, and get her to play. Even as she hisses and growls. My vet suggested several things, one being that perhaps a p...
by ashleyberner
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 16319

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

Thank you for responding. It doesn't seem like redirected aggression to me. It's almost like my girl is just not taking any thing from her brother anymore... anytime he gets a playful look in his eye, she hisses. Sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn't. Been doing time outs. Some behaviorists say...
by ashleyberner
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 16319

Re: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

They are two years old, will be three in April. Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate it. It is a really difficult situation. I actually let my boy in with me last night... and he hopped on the bed with us and went to sleep for about three hours. Then he wanted out, he likes to patrol in th...
by ashleyberner
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 0
Views: 4375

Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

It's been one week today that I was woken up by my only two cats who were clearly have a huge disagreement. She was growling, hissing at him from underneath my bed while he was stalking her. I broke it up, and thought that would be the end of it. As siblings, my two have played and wrestled quite of...
by ashleyberner
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.
Replies: 11
Views: 16319

Siblings, sister sudden hissing/growling towards brother. Advice please.

It's been one week today that I was woken up by my only two cats who were clearly have a huge disagreement. She was growling, hissing at him from underneath my bed while he was stalking her. I broke it up, and thought that would be the end of it. As siblings, my two have played and wrestled quite of...