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|Comment||Thanks, Ali, for your respnse and for your insights and suggestions. I will be taking my frat boy in this Thursday to see my vet. I go to VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hosp. here in Denver. They used to do "Emergency Vets" on Animal Planet. This is also a teaching hospital and they have many specialties. I will ask my vet, who is internal medicine, if they have a Holistic vet there or if not who he would recommend. Of course I will first have him examine my frat cat for physical problems, testicle remnants, hormones, and like you said maybe he has a painful paw. I have started the squirt bottle and so far it seems to be helping. After the second squirt he didn't try to bully her again, at least for the rest of the time I had them together. I am going slowly and not trying to "set up" a situation. Generally I am keeping cats mostly separated, and trying to spend equal time with all three. The kitten has gotten out of her room a couple of times when my female is out and about in the house. The female hissed at kitten and the kitten just turned around and continued her exploration of the house, so I don't think they will have a big problem when I do start exposing them more to each other. I'm not yet letting the male and the kitten be in the same room. I'll wait to see what may be going on with him, and if he will calm down. I'm also going to get that Feriway that you suggested. I'll let you know what I find out and how it's going. Again, thank you for your help and insights. I appreciate what you do. Susan|
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