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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:08 AM
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Here is a story about "redirected aggression". My sister has a neutered deaf white cat that has a lovely personality. She stays in a trailer in the summer months. Cat was inside and large dog came up on the patio looked inside of the trailer and the cat was confronted through the screen but there was no contact. Dog went away. My sister could not get back in her trailer for hours, it tried to attack her and it hissed etc.....It was so bad that she had the cat stay somewhere else to recover. It's now back at the trailer but now she has a gate at the stairs so a dog can never step close to the door. I now understand what "redirected aggression" is. She was very scared of her cat for days. Did you neuter the cat yet? Maybe males will protect their environment when it sees other cats around, but it is affecting your relationship.
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