Some cats never adapt to others living in the same house. Sometimes that's due to their personalities and sometimes it's because they've had bad experiences with other cats at some point in their life. I've never had a problem bringing a new cat into a house where there's already a cat, but I've read tips on doing so. The best idea seems to be to set up the new cat in a room by itself with it's own litter box and food/water dish. Don't keep it locked in there. Occasionally shut up the other cats for a short time and let the new cat have a chance to investigate it's new surroundings. It'll get used to smells of the other cats. The older cats, if let roam in the room the new cat uses, they'll get used to the new cat's smell. For short periods of time, allow the cats to interact and gradually increase the time they spend together. As I said, I've never had the problem, but many people say this works.
don't know. My cat invited a male companion but sometimes she would chase him away. Most of the time, she share her meals with him
by Victoria Lynn2 years ago
Suggestions on what to feed an old cat who isn't eating very well?Any high calorie stuff he might like? he is getting pickier and won't eat things he used to eat.
by Elani-Lee4 years ago
I have 4 cats (yes I know, crazy cat lady in the making), 3 of which are fit and one who is just a big fatty. I leave them a large feeder, so that they can eat as they please. I do this because I work odd hours and...
by Jenny_Leigh6 years ago
I moved from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma a few months ago. I've been planning on bringing my cat out here. A short time ago, my mom told me that it might not be a good idea to bring him out here because he is...
by Beth Perry5 months ago
Why do cats stare at walls?We've had a few cats that do this, for hours sometimes- just sit there staring or following something along the wall(s) with their line of sight we can't see at all. Does anyone have an idea...
by girly_girl097 years ago
After reading online, I think my 18 year old cat has feline dementia. Do you have a cat with feline dementia, and if so, what are your experiences? How do you make him/her more comfortable?
by Sandra M. Urquhart6 years ago
Why would a litter trained cat suddenly begin to use the house as his litter box?This did not just start. He's now been doing this for a little while. One vet I asked seemed to think it was stress. Someone else I spoke...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.