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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Introducing 2 cats tomorrow...Any Advice?

I have one 1-yr old cat and picked out another cat the same age from the humane society tonight that I'll be able to take home tomorrow. I'm going to work from home Wednesday so I can supervise them as they get acquainted.

Any suggestions from past experience you can share to make the transission from a one-kitty household to a two-kitty, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 08:42 PM
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Katie, remember when we got new cats at the parents? Poor Ginger went through having to share the house with so many new cats. We never locked them up ever that I know of. We just let them do their natural thing. Anyways, I'm jelous and wish I could get another cat for Oliver. You guys getting your kitty tomorrow? Can I come over and see him? I get off work at 4:30.
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Thanks for the advice. We have a guest room that could be a temporary home for the new cat if we won't be around to supervise. I think my turtle who lives in there now would be okay with the idea.

Heather - Yes you can come over tomorrow. If I'm unable to work from home the next day, we may wait until the weekend to pick up the new kitty, but I don't think it should be a problem.

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Katie, it helps to put a drop of vanilla on the back of each cat's neck, so that they have the same scent. And I agree that a gradual introduction is usually better. Good luck!




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Everything is about scent when it comes to a cat. Let them get used to each others scent before they actually meet. Thay may help make for a smoother introduction. Be patient and don't force the issue and you'll be happier in the long run.
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