After getting along for years, one cat is now attacking the other. What to do?

Dot FishDot Fish Member Posts: 1
It started after my cat, Boots, caught a claw in a door & while I tried to help, went into panic mode, screaming, etc. Fluffy came running & now has completely changed her attitude toward her former friend. They got along well for years, but now Fluffy is constantly attacking poor bewildered Boots. This has become a terrible problem. Please help.

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    When Boots got his claw caught, did you vet him? If he is in pain or otherwise compromised, Fluffy may sense this. Animals act strangely around other animals who are injured. If Booot's claw is still bleeding Fluffy may smell the blood and be reacting to that. Animals have a way of avoiding other animals who are injured since, in the wild, the injured animal can attract predetors. You may be able to help this situation, if Boots' foot is OK, by getting one of those fishing pole "cat teaser"sort of toys and playing with both of them at the same time. It may make Fluffy feel better about Boots and show her that he's OK. She just may have been "weirded out" by his reaction to having his claw caught in the door. Spend some quality time with both your babies and things should be OK.
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