Have you ever brought your cat home from the veterinary clinic and found your other cats hissing at them or worse yet, attacking them? Unfortunately, this is a common response when one member of a cat family comes home wearing scents from the hospital. The cats who stayed home pick up the smell of antiseptics, other animals or the veterinarian who vaccinated them! Some react as if their feline sibling is now an enemy – and one who smells like the Vet! The strange scents override all other forms of recognition.
If this situation occurs with your cats, I have an easy way to treat it. Spray all the cats in your household with the same perfume. The strong scent overwhelms their sense of smell and makes it more difficult, if not impossible for the cats to pick up any traces of the hospital visit. Cats usually run to a hiding spot to deal with the offending perfume. They emerge with a freshly groomed coat and new attitude. The feline family is back to normal and that ever so offensive smell of the vet is gone.