I just remarried and brought my cat, age 14 (female), to my spouses house. She has two cats one about 9 or so (male) and the other about 2 (female).
We tried them in cages. First mine then her male cat. At first it appeared to be ok after a while. Now my cat won't come out of the office area and if she does her male cat chases her. He actually will sit in the way of the stairs to the basement where the food, water and litter box is located. Her female cat gets along with my cat, somewhat.
My cat at one time had about 4 to 5 other cats around her when she was first brought into my home (my youngest son rescued her from the golf course). She was fine with the other cats. By 1998 she was the only cat until coming here.
What are your suggestions for dealing with this issue?
My cat is losing weight and is now starting to use the office (no litter here) as a litter box.
The first thing to do, as soon as possible, is to take your kitty to the vet for a checkup. This kind of thing can be emotional, but it's impossible to know how to approach it until your cat has a clean bill of health.
Meantime, get her her own litter box and food/water dishes. Cats are very territorial, and pssessive. Your cat is not young (another reason for a checkup with these symptoms) and she doesn't want to have to fight for comforts. There is a good Health Page article here on MedHelp that you can read, it's called Litter Box Issues, Environmental. I recommend it highly (the Health Pages are on the lower right of the page). Give her lots of patience, attention and love - and give her her own way as much as you can - at 14 she has elder status, I think :)
So, let us know what happens, ok? We'll take it from there, when we know more.
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