Ok...so I have 2 male dogs (labs)--they are not fixed. I have 2 cats (male, and both fixed).
My dogs and cats get along very well. I've had my cats for 1 year and my dogs for almost 8 years.
So here is the issue....one of my cats goes outside every night. Recently (about 4 days ago), one of my cats came back in the morning (for breakfast, like he normally does), and one of my dogs got extremely hyper and wants to lick him constantly, and then wants to hump him constantly. (he doesn't hurt my cat, but he gets very excited (as he would around a female dog in heat).
My husband mentioned maybe the cat has been around a female dog in heat in our neighborhood..(maybe when the cat goes out at night, and hangs around this female dog)? There cant be any other reason why my dog suddenly smells a "female dog in heat" on my cat...I know this is also funny...at first we thought it was...but now it has gotten to the point where my dog won't leave him alone, and I have to keep the cat in a separate room.
I tried using cat (dry shampoo) on him to maybe try and mask the smell...but every time he comes back in the mornings, my dog acts the same (hyper, and wants to lick him and hump him..sigh).
Note---my other dog doesn't seem to give a rats butt about the cat, but my other one just wants to mound him. It's frustrating.
I thought maybe the smell would go away, but I have no idea why my cat is suddenly giving this scent off to my dog????
My question is:
How to get this "female dog scent" off my cat (if that's what it is, and it can't be any other explanation since there is no way a male dog would naturally want to hump a fixed male cat suddenly after knowing him for 1 year and never acting like this before).
We don't own any other pets that are female. I don't have any clue where this other female dog lives, and I'm frustrated to get this "scent" off him, because my dog just won't listen.
(Yes, we need to get them fixed, but that is not the advice I am seeking). I need to know if there is anything I can do or a special spray offered to take this scent off my cat?) A bath is out of the question...but I'm just really lost about this?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Mar. 13, 2011 in Pets
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