Introducing A New Cat To My Cats Guide
If you are adopting a cat this is the best thing you can do, you will not only be giving a cat a home of its own but also a family of its own. You will also be giving another cat a chance of achieving this because the adoption centre will have a free space to take another cat in. Unfortunately, there is always another cat waiting to fill the vacancy.
“We would love to adopt BUT we already have a cat and worry that they may not get on together”.
Read on and you will find that introducing a new cat you do not have to worry that much.
If there are no signs of aggression from scent swapping or around the cat-safe room door you can now move on to visual only contact. Visual contact should be as frequent as possible and can be achieved by having transparent plastic or netting over the safe-room doorway. Or leave the door ajar just enough to see each other but not wide enough for them to get in or out to meet. Don’t attempt a face-to-face meeting until the cats either ignore each other or attempt to rub heads or groom each other. Any negative or aggression signs end the visual contact and go back to step 2.