Suggestions for fighting cats?
Everyone here was so helpful a couple years ago when I had taken in a couple kittens that wouldn't eat, so hoped maybe I could get help again.
I have 4 cats. Mom & her 3 boys. Mom is spayed & the boys are neutered. I don't know how old mom is, she is a neighborhood stray. The boys are 1 yr. 1 month old. Mom comes & goes, the boys have never been outside.
About 2 months ago, 2 of the boys started hissing & growling at each other. Within the past 3 weeks, that has progressed into actual fur flying fights. They have trouble just being in the same room with one another. They tiptoe past each other to get where they want to go in the house.
I have a comfort zone diffuser in the living room/dining room & one in their room. I keep a squirt bottle & a blanket handy at all times so I can separate them if things are getting too heated.
Last week one of them got a scratch on his eye that became seriously infected. He spent 5 days at the vet being treated & just came home today. The vet & I had both hoped that some time apart might help the situation. It has not. I've already had to close them up in separate rooms twice today.
I'm at a loss as to what to do. I love them both & the thought of having to give one up is heartbreaking. They can not continue to fight. Heck, I can't afford for them to continue to fight & hurt each other. And keeping them shut away in another room is no way for them to live.
I am open to Any & All suggestions!!!!