|A friend of mine has two adult cats that have been together since birth. One day there was a loud noise that scared one of the cats to make a sudden turn and run into the other cat. This started a fight between the cats, which they had to be separated, Since then they have not gotten a long. This incident happened six months ago, and they still cannot be in the same room together without fighting. My friend has tried everything, any suggestions.
I'm not sure what your friend has tried, but this is what I would do. I would be sure to have two separate areas for each cat. Each with a litter box, food, water dishes and scratching posts, etc. That way, each cat has its own sanctuary to retire to. Then it's up to the individual cats to socialize in the "neutral zone." If they feel that they want to socialize, they can make the decision. Only time will tell. Sometimes it just doesn't work. I have three cats at home that refuse to socialize with the other four. Therefore, three cats live upstairs and four live downstairs. And that's just the situation that we've come to live with!