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What should I do to introduce my new cat to my existing cat?

What should I do to introduce my new cat to my existing cat?

Cats can be very territorial creatures, so if you’re introducing a new cat to an existing one, be sure to make it a gradual process. You may consider setting up an adjustable door strap, like Door Buddy, to create a safe barrier between your new and existing cat.

When to start the transition with a new cat?

Transition beyond the safe room. When you and your new cat have established a trusting relationship, the cat is ready to begin exploring the house. Be sure to begin this process when you are home to supervise. Close most of the doors so the cat begins its orientation in stages. Too many new spaces at once can be stressful and frightening.

What do you need for a new cat in your home?

A safe starter room or sanctuary for the new cat will provide the cat with the quiet and safety s/he needs while becoming familiar with the scents and sounds of your home. The starter room can be any size but must have a secure door and ceiling. Cat-proof the safe room.

How long does it take to integrate a new cat into the House?

Most basements have many hiding places—some inaccessible to humans. Ready to explore the roost. Remember, integration into the rest of the house is dependent on the personality of your new cat (as well as your existing pets). Sometimes the integration process can begin in just two to four days; however, sometimes it is best to wait a couple weeks.

Where do I put my new cat when I bring her home?

If you’re following the tip on in our Bringing Your New Cat Home article, kitty is in her starter room. That should be a safe place for her to take her time to get adjusted to how your house sounds & smells. Wait to introduce her to friends, family, and other household pets until she’s out from under the bed.

Is it hard to introduce a new cat to your home?

If your resident cat becomes aggressive when she sees other cats outside your home, you’ll probably have a difficult time introducing a new cat into your household. If your cat has lived harmoniously with other cats in the past, the odds are good that she’ll adjust to a newcomer.

What’s the best way to introduce your cat to your partner?

Start with One Cat: Begin by playing with only one cat in the room at first. Make sure she is engaged, and keep her moving… either with treats or a toy. 2. Bring in the Other Cat: Casually have your partner bring the other cat into the room and immediately engage him.

Transition beyond the safe room. When you and your new cat have established a trusting relationship, the cat is ready to begin exploring the house. Be sure to begin this process when you are home to supervise. Close most of the doors so the cat begins its orientation in stages. Too many new spaces at once can be stressful and frightening.

What’s the best way to introduce a new cat into our home?

Introduce your cat to his new home gradually, restricting him to one room at first. Isolate other animals from your new cat during this time. Supervise children, advising them to always be gentle with the cat. Have the litter box ready when you remove the cat from the carrier. Show him the location of the litter box.

How do I introduce my new cat to my old cat?

Rub the new cat (especially around the cheeks) with a slightly damp towel and then go rub the old cats with the same towel (and vice versa). This way they will associate the scent of the new cat with good things (being rubbed and getting attention).

How do cats adapt to a new home?

The best way to help a cat adapt to a new home is to leave the cat in an appropriately-sized closed room. This is true, regardless of the age of the cat. By closing them in a room, the animal is able to gradually familiarize itself with the new space. This actually decreases stress since they only have to become familiar with one room initially.

How to prepare for getting a new cat?

  • Understand The Cost. Having a pet is a big financial responsibility.
  • Cat Proof Your Home. Cats are curious creatures.
  • Stock Up on Food and Accessories. All cat foods weren’t created equal.
  • Be Patient. Patience is one of the most important things to have when getting a new cat.
  • Getting a New Cat Is The Best Decision You’ll Ever Make.