Bringing Home a Second Cat

If you have a cat, then you will understand just how much of a great pet they can be. Introducing a second cat to your family, can be good for your existing pet as they will then have a little friend to keep them company. However, there are several things that you should take into account before doing this, as it is not as simple as just putting the two cats together and hoping that they get on with each other. On this page I will discuss some of the more successful methods of integrating a new cat into your family. The first thing that you have to do is to make sure that you know how your cat behaves around another animals that are not familiar to it. If there is any chance that you are able to do so, it would be good idea to invite a friend around to bring their cat along. This means that you could observe your cat’s behaviour and see how it would react to a strange animal. If everything goes well, then it would be a good idea to arrange this type of thing a number of times, as chances are your cat would feel a little different about the strange cat if it visited its home more than once. If everything seems well after these visits, then there is a chance that it would be okay to introduce another cat into its life. If, however, your cat proved to be shy, or it felt threatened by the other cat being in the house, then it might be cruel to bring a new cat into the house because it would make your cat feel uncomfortable. When you have chosen your cat, it is a good idea to bring some of its toys into your home for a while, as this means that your cat would be able to get used to its scent, and would therefore react better to it when it arrives.

When you’re trying to decide which cat you want to bring home, there is a lot that you need to take into account. Buying a cat is a decision that will impact on your life for a number of years, so it is important that you do everything that you possibly can to make the right decision.

Deciding which gender you would like to buy is important. It would be a good idea, if your cat reacted well to the one that you introduced it to, to choose a cat of this gender, as you already know that it reacts well to that gender.

Once you have decided this, then you should look into options with regards to having your cat neutered. Not only does this prevent kittens, but it can also affect the temperament of your cat, and might serve to make them less aggressive. You should ask for the advice of a vet before you go ahead with this, as your new cat would have to be examined first.

You should also take into account the age of the cat that you are introducing. It is usually best to get a younger cat, as your current cat would feel much less threatened by this. This means that they’re less likely to get into fights, and you are setting yourself up for an easier journey. Getting an older cat means that there’s no guarantee that the two will get on, as both will have had experiences which may mean that they’re less likely to accept an older cat into their life. If you are planning to buy two new cats together, then the best thing to do is get them from the same litter, as this means that they will already be familiar with each other because of the fact that they have been with each other since the day they were born.

Providing that you ensure that you have taken all of the above information into account, you should find that you’re able to introduce your cats without too much trouble. This means that your cat will have a playmate, and you will be able to add a new addition to your family.


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