A big, mean neighbourhood cat is causing trouble with a reader's pet cat.
My cat is being terrorised in our own garden by a new arrival to the neighbourhood, an enormous black cat. He has become hesitant to go outside. How can I deter this hefty brute from coming into my garden?
An automatic motion-detector water sprayer (such as the Scarecrow Cat Scarer) might help, but your own cat would also be sprayed. More effectively, try a cat containment system (e.g. www.protectapet.com), a special type of fencing which keeps cats inside their own back gardens, as well as keeping bullies out.
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Dr Pete Wedderburn is a practicing vet with over 30 years' experience working with small animals. He is known for his appearances on radio and breakfast television, and writes for Saga Magazine, The Daily Telegraph and others.