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MY TWO FEMALE SISTER SIAMESE CATS HAVE SAT TOGETHER, CLEANED EACH OTHER, ETC., VERY LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER.  I HAD BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR MAJOR SURGERY AND A NEIGHBOR CAME IN TO VISIT.  SHE SMELLED OF CAT URINE AND MY TWO KITTIES, WHO ARE NORMALLY VERY CALM, BOTH HISSED AND STOOD UP LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO JUMP ON HER!!!!  UNBELIEVABLE!!!
SINCE THAT DAY, THE ONE KITTIE IS GROWLING AND WILL NOT EVEN GO NEAR HER SISTER!!! WHAT SHOULD I DO???  I HAVE CLEANED THE CHAIR WERE THE NEIGHBOR SAT AND SPRAYED THE AREA, ETC.  HELP!!

CONCERNED MOMMA

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Hi
your cats are upset by strange circumstanstances and strange smells and are taking out their fear on each other, it is known as aggression trauma and is quite common.

You may have to reintroduce your cats to each other again over a period of a week to gently get them to feel secure in the home and with each other gain. This involves keeping them apart and introducing them to each other in a controlled environment and for short periods of time. See my web page about it here /introducing-cats.html

Don't worry it may take a week of so but if handles carefully your cats should settle down again and return to normal.

best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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