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    Quote Originally Posted by BARES
    Agree with both of these, but would like to add one thing. Take something -- blanket, towel, etc. something each have used on their own, and give the boys towel to her and her towel to the boys. That way they can trade scents. Also helps to put yourself in the mix by petting her then the boys and petting them and then her. This way it trades scents and they know that you are interacting with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz aka Helen
    I've got 9 cats and the only advice that I can say is give her time but you are going to have to let the boys harass her so that she will fight back and state her status. Let the fur fly as they say. She will let them know when she has had enough, believe me....ask me how I know....lol
    Exactly what she ^^^^ said. She has to 'prove' her position in the household. To the boys she is an intruder, to her the boys are intruders - sad to say - they are just going to have to fight it out. If you can, catch each of them and trim their nails. That will help with 'collateral' damage. They will work it out.
    Never thought to do that, I'll try that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    My cats are gone now, but I had a male and a female. They never did like each other, but kind of ignored each other.
    I have a male and a female cat. When they were small they liked each other very much. Now the female is the alpha and beats up on the male when he tries to walk past her or come in the cat door. When they're both inside they have their own space. They still don't like each other, but one sleeps on our bed and the other on a chair in the living room next to my chair. As long as they don't invade the other one's space, they do okay and have for five years.

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    They will either work it out or they will ignore each other. They may never stop hissing at each other but they can co-exist in the same area. Give them time, lots of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlsfour
    http://www.catsofaustralia.com/urinestainremoval.htm

    The 'recipe' to get rid of cat urine just seems to make sense and a lot cheaper than buying the stuff at the store. Don't really want to use it but sort of can't wait to try it!!!

    And yes, I love my three cats!
    I use just hydrogen peroxide for urine spots from our very old dog, and it's amazingly effective. Cat urine might need this more complicated formula. Luckily, I haven't had to test it yet.

    But before anyone uses hydrogen peroxide on a carpet, be sure to test it on a swatch or in a hidden place, such in a closet, because it might bleach out some carpets.

    I leave it to soak in because it needs to penetrate into the backing in order to do any good.

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    If I can put it in the washer, I use the same soap I use on my husband's hunting clothes to take the scent away. It has worked well so far. I think I have only had to rewash things one time and I figure that may have been fabric content.
    My female cat got caught in the laundry room one time and she peed on a pile of laundry on the floor now she wants to pee in that spot all the time so I have to keep the door closed.

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    Hints from a Mom to4,now.

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    Hints from a Mom to4, We found the first cat thinks she owns you. Has her own litter box, then my GD dropped off a cat so little, First cat tolerated the newcomer as she still ruled. They both grew up and of course we had the operation. They are outside cats unless its bad weather. During the bad snow and so cold someone left a small female cat on our corner. We are the only house close. Being an old softy I took her in made appt for her surgery. Came into season. She had 5 adorable kittens. We got one a good home and kept one very smart and so pretty one. Took the rest to the vet so he gets them homes. The older cats tolerate Baby cat and Muffin. They are outside as they will not share a litter box. When baby comes in she runs to a dark place and does her job. I have tried spraying her with water. It did not work. I noticed like babies they go right after they eat. So be quick if you bring them in. They will decide who the alpha cat is..

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    Cat bites!! I was bitten by one of mine 7 weeks ago - six weeks of antibiotics, two hospital stays, & one surgery later - I still am not back to normal - worst - I can't quilt since its on my right middle finger & I'm right handed.
    The emergency doctor said 80% of cat bites become infected! I can attest to that!

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