Cat acting out over an event
by Ashley Smith
(Blue Springs, MO)
A week ago tomorrow, our oldest cat peed on our dog bed. My husband punished the older cat by putting him in the cat carrier for a bit.
Well, the cat carrier had been used before by the mother-in-law's cat. The younger cat hissed and growled at the carrier and the older cat.
Ever since we let him out, the younger cat has hissed and growled at him. They’ve lived together for five years.
She will hiss at him and then hide underneath the bed. This is still going on a week later.
She’s fine around the other cats and it might be SLIGHTLY improving, but still very stand-offish.
As soon as she sees the older cat, it’s like instant bad mood kitty. I’m not sure what to do. It makes me so sad. I just want things normal. Ugh.
I’m worried sick about her thinking maybe she is sick. But everything was fine before the "event" of his peeing on the dog bed and my husband attempting to punish him. Any tips?