Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
I am a new catster member and hurried to make my profile so I can post to this forum because I desperately need your cat help please and a google search led me to here.
I have a 4 year old dog who is socialized with cats, but isn't interested in them. She is a Jack Russell named Lucy. My cat, Julie, has been around her since she was a kitten.
Basically Julie(the cat) torments Lucy (the dog). It has gotten progressively worse until it's going on at 3:00 AM and I can not sleep. I am more concerned about Lucy however. Every night after Lucy settles down and goes to sleep, Julie will sneak in and jump on her or claw her. This causes Lucy to jump up and briefly chase her while barking/crying. It's to the point where Lucy will hide or worse she will start to whine and shivers.
It happens during the day too. Whenever Lucy is sleeping, Julie just sneaks up and usually jumps her.
If I close Julie in a room, she meows loudly nonstop. I would rather not do this, but Lucy's stress is a concern and if I have resort to locking Julie up I will.
Julie has her claws and demands a lot of attention which she usually gets, and I know this is a game to her, but I need to find a way to make this stop.
Both are welcome on my bed, and I prefer them to sleep there. If I close my bedroom door, Julie will stand outside of it meowing the whole night long which doesn't bother Lucy but then I can't sleep and other members of the house complain.
Is there a way to solve this without locking either up? I don't know how to approach this with training.