Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Cat Problem - Argh

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    1,045
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Cat Problem - Argh

    Help!!!

    Bradley is a cat chaser, and we own 2!

    Our cats our house-cats and Buzz hides upstairs in the office all day. We have to literally pull him out of his hiding place at night to feed him.

    Stella is a little more plucky. She's fed up with being chased, but is more feisty, so hangs around.

    Sometimes Bradley stops the chase when I call him to me, sometimes not.

    I've had this problem before introducing cats and dogs, but only for a couple of days.

    Any advice? It makes me sad that Buzz is going into hiding.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,051
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    I've got lots of links and advice in the Library section on cavaliers and cats --

    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=195
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
    Cavalier SM Information site:www.smcavaliers.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    4,153
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I don't believe Bradley could be a naughty boy, Fran I don't have any suggestions as Maxx is scared of cats and Charlie will chase them out of the garden for him

    Hope you get it sorted soon xxxxx

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    1,045
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Better day today - no cat chasing, but Buzz is in hiding

    Stella actually rubbed herself against Bradley's chest this morning - mind you, she was hungry

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    4,153
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wonder if maybe he's never seen cats before and thinks it's a great game to chase them?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,051
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    A Feliway plug-in in the room where Buzz is hiding would likely really de-stress him. I have been amazed at how much more relaxed my cats have been. I had one who had started going outside the litterbox regularly too. In the past 2-3 weeks since I plugged in the feliway, she has only done this once.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
    Cavalier SM Information site:www.smcavaliers.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Gonzales County Texas
    Posts
    421
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Do these cats have claws? If so, I suspect eventually they'll straighten the dog out. Either of our cats will run any of the dogs off if need be.

    KC

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    1,045
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Well, Buzz is back in view!

    He's been pestering me all day and climbing all over my paperwork in the home office. He's been helping me type too

    Bradley has stopped chasing, mainly through being called back to us and then rewarded. He's had one or 2 kisses with Stella-cat, but still growls occasionally.

    Thanks for all advice!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Santa Monica CA
    Posts
    1,906
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JeanKC
    Do these cats have claws? If so, I suspect eventually they'll straighten the dog out. Either of our cats will run any of the dogs off if need be.

    KC

    Fluffy now chases Zack more than Zack chases Fluffy--and she is not playing. At least i don't think so. He doesn't chase her at all anymore because he's scared of her. If his ball goes to a place where she is sitting in the way, he will take a very long way around, climbing over all kinds of obstacles rather than go near Fluffy. But they do lay together with me on the chair, and in the morning when we greet or when i come home from work, they willl both get in my lap and Zack will lick Fluffy's ear. It's a little too rough for her to actually like it, but she tolerates it. The other day, she really surprised me by walking underneath Zack's abdomin while i was petting him sitting on the floor, rubbing her back affectionately against his chest. I later realized she was hungry, but still it was cool. But she will readily chase him and swat at him and bite at him if he makes a false move or gets too close while he's being rambunctious, even if it's not directed at her. She has arthritis and stiff legs, it's kind of interesting to watch her hobbling after him, and him completely intimidated. I think she kind of likes him though, in a way.

    Animals are so interesting to watch.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    County Durham
    Posts
    1,045
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Bradley's almost stopped the chasing now

    Buzz will sit with us all in the living room at night

    Now if I could stop Buzz and Bradley swearing at each other, we'd be there
    Had to clap my hands at Buzz today to stop him hissing

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •