Hi all, I just got a cat from a shelter about a week ago named Izzie. She is 8 years old and very laid back. My curren

Asked by Cat on Mar 26th 2014 in Socialization
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Panda Bear

Thank you for rescuing! Let your other cat sniff her through a door crack for at least a day before you begin supervised introductions. If they start to really fight, pouring a glass of water over their heads will break it up. Don't leave them alone together unsupervised for at least two weeks unless you use a video monitoring service. Add another litter box and a cat condo with spaces for both cats. Do not show your current cat any less attention, or s/he may act out of jealousy. Greenies cat treats come in eight flavors and might be a great way to bring the new catmates together! ^_^

Panda Bear answered on 3/27/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Angel Buddha

It takes a minimum of two weeks to two months for a cat to adjust to a new home and for the resident cat(s) to accept the newcomer. At first keep the new cat in one room or even better, in an x-large plastic dog crate. Once a day move the new cat to a different room and let your first cat explore the room where the new cat was at. Then remove your first cat and put the new one back into the room. This lets the cats get used to each others scent. When you introduce the cats to each other, supervise. They will likely hiss and swat at each other. If it escalates into a real fight, separate them and try letting them loose together again in a few days.

Angel Buddha answered on 3/31/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer