|Purred: Sat Apr 25, '09 1:23pm PST |
|Uh... Baby Wilson, the cat's out of the bag already in your case (so to speak), but I generally wouldn't recommend letting two pets of any age meet immediately unless you stop by the vet on the way home from bringing the second one in. Even with two seemingly healthy pets stuff can happen, and I learned that the hard way.
When Boris and Gracie were first introduced, with Gracie still being a tiny kitten, it was because she escaped her confinement the first evening home. Boris didn't even get too close to her (he was very territorial back then), and still he picked up her URI, and I ended up with both pets at the vet the next day, with the resident kitty being very sick, because he wasn't used to the germs the little one had been fighting (the same vet also did routine care for her rescue group, and told me she'd seen at least half a dozen kitties with URIs from the same group earlier in the day).
The vet said that accidents happen, and once the two cats were exposed to each other that was that, but they do recommend quarantine for a new cat of at least 72 hours, preferably followed by a vet visit (which was my plan, just didn't happen) before introductions occur.
So yes, the two kitties won't be territorial with each other, but you still want to quarantine the second one before letting her meet your other kitten.
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