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How do you know if you should get a second cat?

How do you know if you should get a second cat?

If you work from home and your cat has lots of company, then she might be just fine without a companion feline. But if you’re gone a lot and your cat seems lonely, it might be a good idea to adopt a second cat.

What are some considerations when getting a second cat?

An active and assertive cat may overwhelm quieter and more timid cats, making introductions difficult. Although, at first the existing housecat (s) may have a problem with the new addition to the household, in some homes the existing cat may try to initiate play while the new cat is the one that exhibits the most aggression.

What are the symptoms of a sick cat?

Increased Lethargy. Even though cats spend so much time asleep, changes in their sleeping patterns may be a sign of a medical problem. A sick cat may seem overly tired or weak, doesn’t show interest in anything, and often also exhibits other behavioral changes or a lack of interest in food and water.

When do you Know Your Cat is not feeling well?

Changes in Activity. According to The Cat Hospital, if you notice a change in your cat’s activity level, either an increase or a decrease, it may be an indication the cat is not feeling well.

Why does my cat not jump up on things?

If you notice your cat is reluctant to jump up on things that were easy for her to reach before, or she seems to be jumping differently, there could be a medical reason. A noticeable change in the cat’s gait could also be a sign of a sick cat. Cats are generally clean animals, grooming themselves much of the time they are awake.

What should you know when getting a second cat?

Cats are territorial animals and when you are introducing a second feline you need to remember that they need to establish their own space within the home.

What are the symptoms of involuntary muscle trembling in cats?

Symptoms of Involuntary Muscle Trembling in Cats Involuntary muscle trembling can take many forms. The trembling can occur rapidly with the movements happening in quick succession, or it may occur at a slower pace often described as twitching. The fasciculations may also be localized, meaning it only affects a certain part of the body.

What should I expect when my cat goes into remission?

If you’ve finished this article and wonder why I kept referring to cats regarding possible remission, it is because cats usually start as type 2 diabetics (non-insulin dependent diabetics). Some cats may later become type 1 (insulin dependent diabetics), but initially we have a chance of turning their diabetes around.

What are the signs of an older cat with behavioral problems?

The following behaviors may indicate cognitive dysfunction in your senior cat: Learning and Memory. Eliminates outside the litter box. Eliminates in sleeping areas or by eating areas. Sometimes seems unable to recognize familiar people and pets.