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We have a new kitty! His name is Angus, he's a Tuxedo Cat, 4 years old,
and he is a bruiser at 18 pounds. We adopted him from the Peninsula
Humane Society. He seems quite confident and affectionate. We've let him
sniff noses through the door with our resident cat, Biscuit, but we're
keeping them separated for the next few days.

Before we adopted him, I snapped a photo of him in his digs at the
humane society:

Despite my having a lot of experience with cats, this is the first time I've tried introducing two unrelated cats. There's a fair amount of contradictory advice on the web. Any advice (to-dos and to-don'ts) from folks who've been there?

Date: 12 May 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! He's a very handsome fellow, & looks very much like our dear departed Clyde kitty.

As to introduction, my experience pretty much aligns with [ profile] epi_lj's. At one point they finally had fairly frightening fight with tufts of fur on the floor and everything, then after that were fine with each other. The main thing I think is to keep them separate when you're not around to supervise, and also keep an eye on behaviours that might indicate some temporary intervention in the way of calming meds might be needed.

That said, I have actually decided that I won't introduce unrelated cats again if they are over 8 y/o, because it was hard .


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