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Old 24.10.2011, 18:30
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Cat fighting

My cat is being badly bullied by another cat in our apartment complex. On Friday he came home with a cut ear, Saturday he returned with a deep gash to his right eye and then this morning he staggered home limping, before collapsing on the floor unable to move his front paws
My wife raced him to the vet and they found the cause, teeth puncture wounds near his shoulder. He's been given pain relief, antibiotics and is now recuperating at home.

If I find the mangy moggie who did this, he'd better brush up on his French because I'm sending him on a very long holiday to Geneva
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Old 24.10.2011, 18:44
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Re: Cat fighting

It happened to our cat as well. She had nasty injuries requiring stiches on three separate occasions but we don't know whose cat is to blame.

One contributory cause may be that despite our cat being smaller than average, she never ever backs down.
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Old 24.10.2011, 18:51
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Re: Cat fighting

So Geneva is the new Coventry. Must say I know which one I'd prefer to be sent to, lol.

Both our neighbours have male cats, both 'done' - and they do fight regularly. They seek each other out - and both get injured, vet, anitbiotics, etc- but really you couldn't blame one or the other for bullying- they are both as bad as the other. How do you know your cat is the innocent party?
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Re: Cat fighting

teach your cat kung-fu.

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Sorry to hear about your cat Castro...maybe he needs some extra protection.

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Old 24.10.2011, 19:09
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Never mind kung-fu, get some hardware...


EDIT: LiB and I must have gone to the same self defence classes...

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Old 24.10.2011, 19:19
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Re: Cat fighting

Aside from cat-napping, your other alternative is to find a sniping position from which you can take out the offender.

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If I find the mangy moggie who did this, he'd better brush up on his French because I'm sending him on a very long holiday to Geneva
You never know, the other moggy could be in a worse state, or even dead.
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Re: Cat fighting

The bullying may stop if you stop sending the poor thing out like this:



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That sucks man. He's such an awesome cat too
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My cat is being badly bullied by another cat in our apartment complex. On Friday he came home with a cut ear, Saturday he returned with a deep gash to his right eye and then this morning he staggered home limping, before collapsing on the floor unable to move his front paws
My wife raced him to the vet and they found the cause, teeth puncture wounds near his shoulder. He's been given pain relief, antibiotics and is now recuperating at home.

If I find the mangy moggie who did this, he'd better brush up on his French because I'm sending him on a very long holiday to Geneva
Oh! My dear! I was so stressed about it. I thought someone drove on him! I hope Mister D will recover well. Give him a big hug and kisses from us. Maybe he should stay inside?

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Old 24.10.2011, 20:36
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Re: Cat fighting

Doesn't sound like he's being bullied, sounds like he's standing his ground. I've had cats before and the fact that he's coming home injured means he has aspirations of being the alpha, betas will retreat. Besides you don't know who initiated the fights, or the state of the other cat - there could well be another owner as miffed as you about their cat's injuries and subsequent vets bills.

In any event I wish your hard as nails moggy a swift recovery
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Old 24.10.2011, 20:44
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Doesn't sound like he's being bullied, sounds like he's standing his ground. I've had cats before and the fact that he's coming home injured means he has aspirations of being the alpha, betas will retreat. Besides you don't know who initiated the fights, or the state of the other cat - there could well be another owner as miffed as you about their cat's injuries and subsequent vets bills.

In any event I wish your hard as nails moggy a swift recovery
Good point. Submissive cats get nasty bites around the base of the tail and hindquarters, not around the face. We had a monster of a cat who had cuts, grazes and one almost shredded ear. He was one mean mofo, but incredibly affectionate with his humans
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Old 24.10.2011, 20:48
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Re: Cat fighting

Castro, I think its just your cat defending his territory thats all. A new cat might have moved and encroaching onto his territory. I am no cat expert but something tells me that you just have to wait it out and let them work it out themselves. Downside of being an outdoor cat and all.

Sorry to hear about the little critter though - hope he feels better soon.
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Old 24.10.2011, 21:02
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Awwwww! Look at that young little man. I love him!
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Seriously Castro, one look at him tells me he's a hunter killer, you can see it in the eyes. I'll bet you never get the odd mouse or bird in house. why? Becuase he's already despatched and eaten said prey - there's nothing left to bring home.

Webster, mine and my housemates cat, was feral. Hard as coffin nails when it came to other cats, but so trusting and cuddly with us. He'd take on anything outside, which was his downfall - unfortunately he exceeded his abilities when it came to tackling a 1.5 ton lump of metal moving at 40mph.

Cat scraps, he had many, but I'd take a bruised and battered Webster anyday compared to a flat one. That said cats are free agents in my mind, and letting them out, and the risks associated with that, is for me part and parcel of having a cat.
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Old 24.10.2011, 21:51
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Seriously Castro, one look at him tells me he's a hunter killer, you can see it in the eyes. I'll bet you never get the odd mouse or bird in house. why? Becuase he's already despatched and eaten said prey - there's nothing left to bring home.
Seriously he only eats tuna and cheese, fussy as hell is our darcy He's also been an indoor cat for the first 3 years of his life, its only recently that we've let him out now that we live in a small village, far from the danger of the city, trams, cars etc..
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Because he's a lover not a fighter ...
Looks evil to me. I wouldn't turn my back on him.

"If cats didn't look nice and make a pleasing noise when we stroke them, we'd realise what evil minded bastards they all are" - to paraphrase Pratchett. It's one of the reasons I like them.
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Castro, I hope your lil scrapper feels better soon - all the gals like cats with a few war wounds yanno!

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