by Janet Blue on October 10, 2016

A short time ago I was contacted and asked if The Cat on My Head would be interested in sharing information with regard to introducing a new cat into your household. Knowing Dad Tom and I had done a poor job at times with these introductions, I was happy to take advantage of this offer. I was confidant that if we’d failed in careful and correct introductions some of my readers had as well.

Figo Pet Insurance’s introduction to the slideshow they created:

Introducing your new cat to your home can be very stressful on both you and the cat. The stress rises if there are other animals or small kids involved. Introducing your new cat to the resident cat can take plenty of time and patience, as cats tend to be territorial. Placing two cats into one environment without proper consideration of their position in the home is asking for trouble. However, with a carefully planned introduction, cats can ease into accepting each other and become lifelong pals. Here is a guide on how to introduce your cat to its new home.

(To view the slideshow, use the arrows next to the page numbers to move through frame by frame.)


I was pleased to see both Jackson Galaxy and the ASPCA  (among others) as sources for the information included in this slideshow, as I highly respect both as experts in the field of cat care and behavior.
Cat Introductions created By FIGO Pet Insurance


Disclaimer: This post is being presented for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be an endorsement for Figo Pet Insurance or their product. However, if you are interested in investigating their services, the link to their web-site is above. I received no payment for this post from either StraightNorth or Figo Pet Insurance.



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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles October 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm

We brofurs that we are came into the home on the same day at age about 6 weeks…and even at that young age we took a while to become furendly with each other…yup we did hiss and spit:)
So we should have had our own gradual intro…

Good informative post!


Loulou October 10, 2016 at 10:52 pm

Lovely post about getting a new family member. I’m off to take bus driving lessons…
Love, Loulou
PS I truly hope you anthros survice this election. Doesn’t ANYONE THINK ANY LONGER? Isn’t anyone aware of FACTS and how they are simply not part of the Trumpeter’s trumpeting? Where are the educated listeners to this drek who do not see through his sham?
Even I, a lowly kitty, move out of the room when he’s talking!
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Ellen Pilch October 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Excellent post, introductions are important for a peaceful home.
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BeadedTail October 10, 2016 at 9:28 pm

We came home together so we didn’t have a transition other than meeting our woofie sisfurs but that went well too. This is very good info though!
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Brian Frum October 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Oh yea, good info and sometimes it isn’t easy, but patience pays off!
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Katie isabella October 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm

I have linked back to you kitties, as my mommy experienced one night with me firm wrapped around and on her head. xoxoxox


Sherri-Ellen TD. October 10, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Thank you for the video & info!!
There is always something new to learn isn’t there Janet??
(((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen


The Swiss Cats October 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

That’s great information ! Purrs
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Three Chatty Cats October 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Very good info to know!
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emma and buster October 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm

We should have had this information when we got Buster.
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The Island Cats October 10, 2016 at 9:10 am

This is really good info! When the mom brought Zoey in, she did a lot of research about introducing cats. This would have been very helpful.
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The Menagerie Mom October 10, 2016 at 7:47 am

Such great information! Our most recent addition, Eddy, made a fairly easy transition into the family. The primary holdup was Eddy’s anti-dog sentiments, which she’s luckily overcome, mostly. Thank you for sharing this very important information with us!
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Stephanie B October 10, 2016 at 6:48 am

Great info


Sammy October 10, 2016 at 5:30 am

Even though we won’t be bringing any “newbies” into the house as long as I’m here reigning supremely (!), this was super useful information……!

Hugs, Sammy
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Hannah and Lucy October 10, 2016 at 5:07 am

We both came together at the same time as rescues so we were already used to seeing each other.
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Summer October 10, 2016 at 4:38 am

We were very lucky when I moved in here – our transition was pretty easy.
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mommakatandherbearcat October 10, 2016 at 1:01 am

What a great resource! Thank you for sharing!
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