My male cats are ganging up on my female cat. They are territorial over the food, the litter box and everything in between! This is causing my female cat to pee in our heating vents and poop on our carpet. She is often unable to use the litter box because the males will attack her. HELP! – Allison C.
Poor girl! There is a lot going on here to say the least. Adequately addressing a problem like this would require a full consult. I need more information to identify the underlying factors motivating each of the cat’s unwanted behaviors. Without details, I don’t know the true extent of the problem nor the best way to address it.
From your description, it sounds like the males behave aggressively towards the female in multiple contexts where they all must go to satisfy a basic need. For her safety and wellbeing, I recommend you separate her from the other cats. At some point it becomes a humane concern when multiple individuals are beating up on a third. Sometimes all that is needed to pacify cats that do not get along is a place off the main traffic area for the more fearful cat to go. If you have a spare bedroom, let her have her own territory complete with food, water, toys, perches, and a litter box. As long as there is no fighting, the door can be left open during the day but only while you are home and not at night.
Best of luck to you! If you need additional help, look up a qualified behaviorist near you or I’d be happy to help you.
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