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Warring Countries... I mean CATS!

February 11, 2009 | By Shaela T. | 3 comments

Oooo Scary!

When my cat first came home she and the resident cat started fighting like warring countries so I seperated them and then gradually put them together and now they are OK and can tolerate each other. Are there faster or better ways someone has experienced?
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Pamela D.
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Pamela D.
5 years ago

I used a product called "Good Cat" that you put in their water, makes them act less territorial towards each other. My cat and the roomies cats never did become best pals, but my cat stopped hissing and puking whenever they got too close to her.

I also tried Feliway, but it was not as effective as "Good Cat".

Was a slightly different situation, our cats didn't fight so much as mine would run away, her cats would follow, my cat would hiss, they would lick her, she would puke- she always puked from stress-

but maybe it would be similar because the fighting is probably just a stress response. It's worth a shot anyway

Jenn D.
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Jenn D.
5 years ago

Hi Shaela,

I haven't found a better or quicker way to introduce cats that don't just like each other right away. I'm still working to get my two old cats to like the kitten I rescued in August.

We kept them separated for several months while Twisty's injuries healed, and the started letting them in the same room together. We just started leaving them all loose in the house when we leave and Twisty still has her own bedroom where she spends the night. (Nothing quite like a 2am cat fight to ruin your night.)

I think it's safest for cats who are really combative at first to just get used to the smell of one another before introducing them face to face.

Good to see your photos!
Jenn

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