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I have two cats, Molop (8) and Tafetta (4), both indoor outdoor cats. They always used to get on pretty well. They played together and stuff. Molly was in charge and Taff was fine with that.<br><br><br><br>
Recently Taff came in with a very deep cut on her leg/foot. We took her to the vet, and she ended up having to have stitches (including one stitch in a broken tendon) and she had to wear a cast. Because the cast had to be kept clean and dry, the vet told us she would have to stay inside until it came off. Because we have cat flaps, this meant confing her to a room (my dad's bedroom) so that she couldn't leave the house. Moll was a bit confused by this and because she could hear Taff.<br><br><br><br>
Ever since Taff has been allowed out again, they have been acting strangely. Taff pretty much completely ignores Moll, when she used to spend a lot of her time trying to persuade Moll to play with her. Moll is acting outright hostile. She hisses and growls and Taff and doesn't want to go near her. Although she's alright when away from Taff, when Taff is in her line of sight she acts hostile in this way to people, too, and wont be stroked or picked up.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone have any ideas on why there has been such a dramatic change in their behaviour? Or advice for dealing with it?
 

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I have four cats and two of them started fighting a year ago...so badly that they cannot be in the same room at the same time...ever...so I keep them separated. I feel badly about it but I don't know how to remedy the situation. The bad thing is my house is small. So they have to take turns spending time in the basement, which isn't all that bad. And for some reason Cybil seems to prefer the garage. They have their litter boxes, food and water and cat condos/blankets, etc. wherever they are, so I guess it's not that bad. I have considered giving Cybil up since she is the antagonist towards Mandi. But I can't bring myself to do it, especially since volunteering at the shelter. But if I can find someone to take her, I will give her up readily. And Mandi is the mom of all of them. You would think Cybil would show some respect! I tried giving extra attention to Cybil, just in case she was feeling a little jealous, but that didn't help at all. If anything, it seemed to make it worse.<br><br>
So as far as your situation goes, I know sometimes when one of my cats has been at the vet's, the other cats will hiss for a day or two, but nothing that lasts for days or weeks. So, I got nothin', sorry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Hopefully someone else will pop in with some advice.
 

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One of my parent's cats got sick and almost died, after a vet accidently gave him a crap load of wormer instead of a rabies shot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">. After he recovered suddenly his brother wouldn't quit attacking him, and actually chased him off the property, it took months for my mom to find him. Once my mom brought him back it took another year or so for them to start getting along again. I don't have any actual helpful advice because nothing they did ever worked but eventually they did decide they liked each other again.
 
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