Advice not working! My cats still savagely attacking one another!

Hello, yesterday my two cats- both female, sisters, fixed, about 3 years old- saw another cat in the window and ended up attacking each other savagely. Until now they've been extreamly docile. I posted a question here and the advice I was given was to just keep them separated long enough and they would get over it. While I am very aprechiative of the time and effort given to answer my question it has not been fruitful. The next day I tried to bring them together and they started right where they left off. One is the runt of the litter and she now has a bloody gash across her face. Please, is there something I can actually do?

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    If this is an ongoing problem, you may want to contact your vet for anti-anxiety medication. I've heard that it works wonders in restoring familial peace. It sounds like you'll need it for both girls. You're also going to have to find some way to keep them from watching cat t.v. for a while. Their reaction does sound a bit extreme. We had a stray here last summer and my Delilah almost went through the screen after it. I actually had to haul her back into the house by her back legs! But she didn't have any lasting reaction after the cat was gone like your girls have. Are you sure there's nothing else going on with them? It sounds like the situation is escalating and if it were me, I'd be tempted to at least call my vet and ask for the medication and for their advice on what to do.
  • Sharon MillerSharon Miller MurfreesboroMember Posts: 6
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    If I was you, I would want the best for my cats. I would definatly go to the vet for advice. If all else fails, is there some how you could seperate them both into different rooms and gradually show them to each other? If that is a yes, try it! Doing that twice a day for however long you need to will help a lot!!! Remember though, if you see any tension building during the cats visits, always take them away quickly, then try again later. Always go to the vet with any other questions or concerns! Thanks for writing!!!
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