We adopted an 8 week old male cat into our household. His name is Ollie. We have a 14 year old Siamese female - her name is Jade. Jade was the 3rd of 3 cats that I had for a very long time. She fought to be the top cat all the time. Once the other two cats passed of old age, we adopted a dog. Jade was not happy with Buster but they eventually learned to be ok with each other. Knowing that Jade is getting up in age and Buster would be so lonely at home when Jade passes we decided to get an 8 week old kitten named Ollie.
Ollie and Buster have bonded completely, however, Jade only wants Ollie's blood spilt. For the first two weeks Jade was dealing with it. We even have pictures of Jade and Ollie eating together and laying on the couch together. Jade has a grumpy attitude most of the time even before bringing Ollie into the picture.
One day out of the blue Jade took after Ollie in a very mean fighting way. Since that day they have been separated. After 3 weeks of keeping separated and no sight of each other at all, we started site swapping as per Jackson Galaxy. After 2 weeks of that we installed a screen door on the bedroom door where Ollie stays and the have been eating on each side of the screen for 2 weeks with no problems at all. So we decided to move to the next step of being in the same room together. It went well for about 5 mins. Then ended on a good note and back to their rooms. The second time we tried, Jade immediately broke thru her door and immediately attacked Ollie horribly again. So now we are back at feeding thru the screen door and site swapping.
It has been well over 2 months of this stuff. I don't know what else to do. I am using Feliway as well for almost 2 months. Will Jade ever be allowed to be in same room as Ollie? Will the blood shed ever stop?
We have all been uprooted as I have to sleep in the spare room with Jade due to the fact she will not have me behind a closed door. If I keep her in the bedroom with me at night and Ollie and Buster in the living room - Jade scratches at the door to get out. If I keep Ollie and Buster with me in the bedroom and Jade in the living room Jade scratches to get in. If I leave Jade and Buster in the living room Buster and Jade scratch to get in. They all want to sleep with me but Jade will not allow any of this to happen anymore. Please help