we have three cats. Two are brothers that we have had for 7 years and have never had a problem. th

then two years ago we introduced a young female cat. the boys were fixed when they were kittens the female was about a 1 1/2 when we adopted her she was a stray cat that had kittens under our neighbors porch. We had her fixed after we took her in. she and one of the male cat1 seem to get along rather well but her and the other male2 do not he is always stalking her and fighting with her and then the other male1 fights with male2 and she runs away, it has been two years and suddenly we have found areas in the house that they not sure who have been urinating on two areas in the living room and one area in our bedroom. We dont know what to do. Please help

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  • Jessi KnicelyJessi Knicely KimballMember Posts: 272
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    Our outside cats do this all the time i dont really know how to solve the problem unless you give up the male cat2 but im sure you dont want to do that and even that may not even solve the whole issue Carmal stalks Cidney and fights with her all the time and the urination could be coming from the female becasue of stress then again it could be coming from male cat2 since he might be just trying to mark his territory or he is sending a message saying he is under stress as well the only thing i can think of is seperating them into two rooms put malse cat1 and the female in one and the male cat2 in another then when they get acustomed to their enviornment switch the rooms for the same length of time then gradually increase the amount of time the male cat2 and the female spend together to relieve the stress between them so they get to know each other better if they continue to not get along put the two boys together and let them work out their differences, gradually introduce the female
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    What you are facing is called "territorial aggression" and can occur even between cats who are fixed. Your males had their hierarchy set until you introduced the female, and now the boys are confused over who's the boss because they both want to be. Male2 may have been the "topcat" and that's why he fights with her now. He doesn't see her as a female, just as another cat whom he has to prove something to. Watch for signs of fighting and when they occur, separate the cats if you can. If not,use a water pistol on them, throw a pillow at them or use a soda can with a few pennies inside shaken at them. Separating or "time out" for the offending cat for a few minutes in a room by himself can also work. As for the urine marks, these need to be cleaned up with Nature's Miracle or an oxy-based cleaner from the grocery. Let it set for 2 hours then scrub it up. Close your bedroom door to keep them out. Make sure your cats have playtimes with you and praise for good behavior.
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