July 14, 2012

Need Some Help Please ASAP

Katie was enjoying watching bird tv out of the full glass storm door.  I heard her thump against it as I was writing to Oui Oui (it never got finished).

Then it sounded desperate and when I got into the entryway, she was in full fledged fight mode at a ginger cat right outside the door who challanged her by leaping at the glass.

She and it fought thru the window glass until I could get the spray bottle out to spray her, and that got Katie away from the door so I could close it. She still growled loudly, full puff going on and was very worried and anxious. She is still growling despite it not being seen.

She went to her other fave window and the cat was still there.  I went out side while Katie yowled and fought the glass and the stray cat ran.

I found some Feliway calming spray that never had helped Admiral but I think it did Katie..sorta.  She is still patrolling and growling.  I have been able to approach her cautiously hoping I could soothe and not get bitten.  I dare not open the door or the window shade again due to that stray.

Can you tell me of an outside repellant that will actually work???

Sure hope someone sees this and responds.

45 comments:

  1. I just looked rill fast and saw this http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752970 for outside cats, check the reviews to see if its any good. I have no experience. I'll check Amazon too. (Katie)

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  2. We've never had that happen and don't have any idea how to help. Are your windowsills outside wide enough for the cat to sit on or just stand on as we wondered if you could get something foul smelling to spray or paint on it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. Miss Katie I am so sorry that you were frightened. I know that mom and your friends will figure out something to make you feel better. xx

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  4. Good old fashion moth balls works, they don't like the smell at all...neither do I!

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  5. Wow - you are very territorial, Katie-Isabella! Impressive. But we are sorry we cannot help on the repellant stuff.

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  6. Wow, Katie does not like other cats. Baby Doll is the same way. She will attack me if she thinks one of the other cats is coming in her room
    Brian's suggestion of Moth balls is a great one. Try that. I have also found that cleaner with lemon in it is a repellent but you would have to spray that all the time.
    Katie will calm down. Just sit and let her come to you. I have never had that happen until Baby Doll came here. Katie was protecting her house. A last resort is to see if you can get someone to trap the stray cat.
    Take care.

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  7. Wow can we ever relate to this. Wart would become a psycho-kitty (unbelievable) whenever another cat was outside. He scared the humans, especially after one time when he injured the man quite badly. Our only defense was to toss a blanket on top of him and it worked like a charm. He stopped! Many times after when he had such attacks, we used the same procedure. It worked every time. You may not want to do this, but you could try it at least until you find the product you are looking for. Strange but true.

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  8. Here's a product from Havaheart: http://www.havahart.com/store/animal-repellents/3143

    I haven't tried it, but it's worth a shot. It uses very hot peppers as scent and taste deterrents.

    I found another (http://www.critter-repellent.com/) that says it uses coyote, fox, & bobcat scents, but I worry about how they obtain *that*!

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  9. Awww shucks, I sorry. I dunno, but I hope it is okay soon.

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  10. Tell your mom to be careful - our mom has some scars from this happening at our house. We had a sunken patio at an old apartment and mom took to spreading cayenne powder on the edge of the balcony rail. I know citrus works as well.... but as with everything you have to keep reapplying it.

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  11. I'm late with the mothball solution, but it does work. Good luck!

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  12. Very unfortunate that you two were so upset. We have never had an experience with such an aggressive cat outdoors. We have never tried using mothballs, but we do know that some people in Key West use them.

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  13. spray the heck out of the outdoors and mothballs yes they all work. Unfortunately she is prob going to spray because even females do this territorial thing.
    poor mommy ((hug))

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  14. I had a cat who went ballistic when another cat appeared on our patio. I'd tell her how sweet, pretty, handsome (you get the idea) the visitor was and how nice he's visiting. She'd listen to me babbling on and didn't raise near the ruckus.

    One of my current cats gets excited about feline visitors but just paws at the glass.

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  15. I have good solutions for you but I am so sorry this happened !!!

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  16. We don't have any solutions but we sure hope you find one so Katie doesn't get like this again! How scary for both of you!

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  17. Looks like mothballs is the answer! This has happened with Austin and Big Ginge (it must be a ginger thing). Never heard such yowling and growling from Austin. Takes him ages to stop and then he is jittery for it seems like forever. Never thought of using calming stuff, so might bear that in mind.

    Try the mothballs (((Big hugs)))

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  18. Yikes! I thought Nicki was territorial!

    I was going to suggest moth balls or spraying something like vinegar and water. I use the vinegar and water on the outside of my fence and around the area from time to time, but of course the scent dissipates quickly and has to be reapplied.

    How about some calming treats for Katie too? Either the Vetri-Science Composure ones or the Pet Naturals ones. Just a thought. I don't know that they're really helping Derry, but I give them to him anyway, can't hurt.

    Fingers crossed you'll find a workable solution--and not get bitten in the process.

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  19. The Shake-away product of bobcat/coyote urine is a organic safe option as is spraying the cat intruder with water from your hose. Mothballs are toxic and you would need to put them in a glass jar with hole inthe top to keep other critters safe from them. Cayenne pepper can make critters sick. Prickly items like pine cones in areas where the cat goes may keep him away. Good lcuk.

    cats of wildcat woods

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  20. Wow sounds like she has some real territorial issues. Hope you find a remedy. Before she hurts herself flying into the windows. Are you using rescue remedy to calm her. That is great for calming animals.
    Don't have a clue for keeping them away. Hope you find something.

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  21. Shhhhh, darling, Spitty will meet you UTB and groom your little heddy. You are *quite* the little Warrior Princess, aren't you?

    The Human says she's sorry she doesn't know much about outdoor Introodur Cats. We hope you can find a way to keep this Big Bad Boy away!

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  22. Peep once bought something at garden center to keep us off the baby plants. That didn't really work but maybe we're just really persistent about gettin' our greens. But we cats tend to dislike citrus so you scatter a few orange peels and whatnot around the door until the cat gets the hint. purrs

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  23. Imagine!! An introoder in YOUR yard!! We hope the moth balls work!!!!!!!

    Just go and attack your scratching post or something similar. You'll feel better ;)

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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  24. I am not so big on the mothballs - they are poisonous to cats and can actually kill them. And while you want that cat away from your house, I don't think you want him dead! I do like the motion/spray solution someone else mentioned. Also lemon or orange peels under the windows where Katie likes to sit and the ginger cat appears, and if this is a dirt or garden area, putting medium-sized, very sharp decorative rocks (we cats hate the feel of that under our feet) - it might make him stop coming around.

    Is this a stray or a neighbor's cat, and has it been neutered? (I am assuming it is a male.) If no one claims him and he is unneutered, maybe there is a rescue or cat organization in your area that will lend you a trap and neuter him for free. It will make him less aggressive and that might help too.

    As for Katie, you will just have to let her calm down and get back to her normal self. You might also try Rescue Remedy or one of the flower essences Jackson Galaxy talks about.

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  25. Poor Katie and poor Mom! How upsetting fur both of you. We too, have used the moth balls. What a brave kitteh you are Katie, fur defending the homestead! XOXO

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  26. Oh Katie Sweetheart! That's terrible. I get all hot and bothered when stray cats come to our garden and do everything you do (except to bang against the door) and Mommy talks to me softly and give me scritches and then offer me a treat which I'll take (I love my food) and by that time, the stray cat would have left and all would be well. I'm so happy there are so many of our friends who gave you such good suggestions and I hope that stray won't bother you again.

    xoxo...Boomie

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  27. Oh Katie, we are sorry you got so mad when the introoder kitty came to your window. We haven't got any other suggestions, but we don't like it at all if dad is eating oranges and won't go near him, so the peel might work.
    I (Flynn) once chased an introoder all the way up to the road when he dared to come into our fields when we were out walking. Eric has a little tiny voice, but when an introoder climbed over our 8 feet high purrison fence he yowled and screamed at it so loud telling him to go away that you might have heard him over your side of the pond.

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  28. Wow, Katie, I bet you was real, real scary when you was fightin the other bigcat! Sorry, but I don't got no ideas to help, but i wanted to say hi to you!

    Lotsa love

    Gabby

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  29. What a to do! We are very glad the intruder did go away and that Katie calmed down. Though it seems unkind, perhaps the best thing would be to continue to chase the cat away making loud noises, or stay it with water if it comes again.

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  30. Katie san, I am so sorry the stray kitty upset you. I see there are many suggestion made already...hope you find good solution that works for the kitty.

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  31. This is secondhand advice as I live on the second floor so no foriegn cats, but we read the animal advice in the newspaper all the time and Dr. Fox had said to dig up the yard to put chicken wire under those areas for this. It's suppose to work as a deteriant. Purring for one of these to work for Katie to feel at ease.

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  32. Wow, seriously protective Katie!
    Leo had an altercation through the screen with a kitty, but he wasnt THAT crazy! Havent seen that kitty since, so maybe Leo's fierceness and our scareing him off made him decide not to come back..
    I hope Katie's nemisis doesnt come back!

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  33. We've had an introoder cat come up to our window and our mom would go out and use the squirt bottle on it to chase it away.

    We hope that introoder doesn't come back and Katie calms down.

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  34. Oh Katie, sweet katie - I was so sorry to read this. It's really scary isn't it. I got really upset two or three times, once at a Raccoon (that was the worst one) and I carried on so much that M didn't dare touch me even tho I has no front claws or toothies. What she did do tho was to leave me a lone and just talk to me in a quiet voice. That did help a little, but I still ran from window to window trying to find him.

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  35. Katie we don't have help to offer but we hope the above suggestions work for you. That introoder needs to find some other house to bother!

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  36. We're so sorry you got upset when that other cat was outside. We hope things settle down soon.

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  37. Hi Sweet Girl, Just dropping back to leave a few calming purrs, darling. XOXOXO

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  38. I've had success making and using this: http://cats.lovetoknow.com/Recipe_for_Cat_Repellent

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  39. Sorry, no idea on outside repellents but we do have a similar issue with Tama-Chan and one of our neighbor cats, Manoush. When she is in the cat run and he comes by and sits brazenly just outside the run, she goes into full-fledged hysteria mode. I can her screaming from the other end of the house. There's nothing much to do except, when she is really ticked off, to put her in the back room for a bit until she calms down.

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  40. Cats don't like the scent of citrus. You could take orange peels and put them outside in bowls, or by your door or something....I also saw on The Animal Planet that Cayenne Pepper is another good deterrent

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  41. Katie we are so sorry to hear that other cat upsets you and it sounds very persistent. We have never known this here so we can't help but it sounds as though you have had many good replies.
    Take care
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  42. Dear Katie's Mommy
    Me is going back throgh the posts me has missed. If yous can find it Renardine is the best. They uses it at golf courses to keeps away all kinds of animals and Mommy has sucessfully used it to keeps us cats in and other cats out of our yards. It is stinky and me hates it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  43. We get introoders and yell at them through the deck door until TBT comes over. He allus goes out an chases them away, so we feel OK about it afterwards.

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  44. OMC !
    What a rued cat to attack you through the window :(
    Me too would have been VERY upset !
    I´m really glad that I live on second floor so I´m alway´s at the top of the neoghbors cat *MOL*
    Sorry me and mom have no solotion to this problem :(
    But we too vote for mothballs and vineger :)

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  45. Ms. STella will be catching up on posts shortly but her initial comment was 'rotweilers, rotweilers work very well at keeping other cats out of your yard' I had to tell her that wouldn't be good since it would probably scare the catlights right out of poor Katie! She instantly apologized and said she was just letting you know what keeps HER out of other's yards! If you get some of the stuff Miss Penelope uses let us know if it works. I'd love to keep Ms. Stella from wandering!

    xoxo
    That Woman

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