questionswhat are your favorite cat calming remedies?

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Benadryl. The eighth wonder of the world.

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My favorite to read about was the Q-tip method laid out on h2g2 way back when. I've heard it's a really bad idea, but man is that writeup funny to read. I've snarfed drinks out my nose rather consistently when I run across it.

EDIT: I was wrong. It was at everything2: http://everything2.com/title/How+to+calm+a+cat+in+heat

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Our two cats have been getting into dust ups a lot lately. I send in the Enforcer, Gunnr, one of our female mini Aussies. The only thing I have to say is "Gunnr! Kitties!" And she makes a bee line to where ever they are and breaks up the fight.

As you probably do not have an Enforcer of your own, I recommend Death From Above in the form of a small & light pillow that drops out of no where. You'll have to perfect the sneaky trick of tossing it on them without being detected. Doesn't calm them, but it does freak them out enough to break up the tussle and retreat to neutral corners.

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FYI.. they were fixed in 2003..

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This will work in most situations:
http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Pet-Rescue-Remedy-1-Count/dp/B0030NWZUC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335407740&sr=8-1

But I have to ask, has anything else changed? It is unusual for them to start arguing now, makes me wonder if a new cat might be hanging around your house.

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My cats do this sort of thing every once in a while. I generally just watch or else ignore them.

When I've watched, I've noticed that neither the 13 lb male nor the 8lb female ever maintains an advantage for long. (He will chase her for a few moments, then she is chasing him.)

It is rare that I hear real angry sounds like hissing and spitting, but those do happen at times.

The "magic pillow from above" (or squirt of water from somewhere) will work to break up the fights and calm things somewhat. Also, if they are doing something that annoys me, I'll hiss at them. This tends to work most of the time, as long as the guilty party knows that he or she is misbehaving, which is most of the time.

When this happens,

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... my cats back off of each other, at least for a while.

However, as mentioned above, if this behavior is something new and unusual, then something has changed. While it could be something outside (another cat) that is causing this friction, it also could be a health problem in one of your cats... you might want to get them checked.

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My vet suggested Feliway when one of the inherited cats was stressing over the move.

http://www.feliway.com/gb

I ended up with some similar but as a cat collar. Lavender scent.

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My dad would always shoot strays that didn't leave our yard. I'd say that's a pretty effective cat-calming remedy.

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I'm really more of a dog person.

If you ever have to calm a dog, I suggest.....

roofies.

Good night! I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

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The greatest way to unite mortal enemies is against a common foe. Become evil personified: Spray them with water.

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Thanks for the suggestions, they are greatly appreciated.

Those who suggested harmful ideas.. shame on you.

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trade the cats for one dog

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@nectsta: Are you saying, if you had a couple of kids acting up, that you would trade them for another kid?

Bad parent!

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@pickypickypicky: Sorry.. it's a homeopathic product.

There are public homeopathic overdose demonstrations
Homeopathy: there's nothing in it. http://www.1023.org.uk/

We're thinking it's a neighbor's cat spraying about the house, as we saw it roaming about yesterday

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Found Solutions Calming Aid treats at PetCo..

Along with spray from pet organics called No-Stress.. so far so good.