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My cat has seen the neighbor's dog through the window and started screaming, very nervous and scared. Had already happened other times, and I usually close the shutter interrupting the visual contact.

But today suddenly she has strating screaming VERY loudly, and when I went to close the blinds she started to attack me, snorting and squealing, very angry. Quietly, and drawing that she was following me to keep attacking, I have achieved lock her in the bathroom, but she was scratching door unabated and still screaming, as if she was suffering a lot of pain. After it has been quiet a bit and I went to look, but when she saw me start screaming again, and I realized that she was releasing urine, I guess because of fear.

She has never acted this way, it is a eight years old spayed female, and never in his life has been aggressive and screaming.

What's the best option to deal with that?

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You could talk to the vet about anxiety medication.

You could explain the problem to your neighbor, and ask them to use a door on the other side of the house.

You could keep the blinds down on that side of the house at all times.

  • +1 for possibly anxiety medication; this sounds to me like some form of panic attack. And +1 to the OP for having handled the situation as gently as possible; i'd have been tempted to wrap or scruff the cat to get her to someplace where she could calm down. – keshlam May 2 '15 at 16:10
  • Today there are drugs against anxiety which are derived from milk protein which have very few side effects, today. – Ariser Sep 1 '15 at 18:08
  • @Ariser - Could you share more info about the, please? Sounds intriguing. – aparente001 Sep 1 '15 at 18:37
  • @aparente001: Name of the drug I know is Zylkène, easy to find in internet. I can order it for an affordable price at many online pharmacies. A daily dose for our 7 kg cat costs 0.9 € max. If I take the big doses for dogs and split it, which is a bit tricky, I pay 0.4 € per day. Smaller cats need considerable less. – Ariser Sep 1 '15 at 20:17

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