Help!! My older cat might have thyroid cancer and my new Egyptian mau keeps attacking her
I'm thrilled to have found this forum. I'm hoping someone can help me. I adopted a 3 yr, old Egyptian Mau back in July and brought him home. I have a 12 yr old, beautiful long haired female cat who hasn't been around other animals all that much. I kept the two cats separate with room dividers and separate rooms for almost 2-3 weeks. The youngster eventually figured out how to open the divider and approached my senior cat. my senior cat hissed and wasnt happy but eventually after about four days or so I was comfortable enough to leave them Together in the home. In the past two weeks or so I've noticed my MAU playing a lot more aggressively. I've noticed him attacking my senior cat when she's either sleeping or choking. Shes going to the vet in two days to have her thyroid rechecked. It seems that whenever she's down and not well he then will attack.
I currently have my mau locked in a large-size bedroom most of the time when we're not home. I know this isn't good for his breed....they need a lot of play and activity. I really need to figure out what next to try to tame his aggression. the senior cat is always hissing when they are out together.
Can anyone help me figure out how to take care of my two precIous felines so we can all just get along? I'm thinking aggressive behavior is the reason he was put up for adoptIon..but I'm not sure.
Thanks in advance.