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Want to add a second cat to a 1 cat house. Help.

I want to get another cat but I already have one. She’s about 7-8 yrs. old.

I plan on getting a male that’s about 1-3 years old.

What is the best way to introduce him to the household?

Frieda

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  1. Rose - Customer Care VetLocator.com on said:

    Hi Frieda,

    We applaud you for expanding your kitty household. However, you’ve asked a question that is not easily answered. A lot depends on the personality of your current cat and your new.

    Cats are creatures of habit and they get used to having things just a certain way. In a one-cat home, your cat is used to being an ‘only one’.

    When a change is introduced into a cat’s routine, they will often become upset.

    We recently added another cat to our 2 cat office and, more or less, it has been successful simply because the new cat knows he is the new one and he lets our female be the boss.

    She is still crabby around him if he tries to come too close to someone in the office before she’s been petted. Afterwards, he’s allowed to be there and she won’t hiss at him.

    Here are some suggestions for how to introduce a new cat into your home:
    http://cats.suite101.com/article.cfm/getting_a_second_cat
    http://cat-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_introduce_a_new_cat_into_your_household

    Best Wishes for your new and old cats,
    Rose
    Customer Care
    http://www.vetlocator.com

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