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.)
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!
Lovely post about getting a new family member. I’m off to take bus driving lessons…
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!
Excellent post, introductions are important for a peaceful home.
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!
Oh yea, good info and sometimes it isn’t easy, but patience pays off!
I have linked back to you kitties, as my mommy experienced one night with me firm wrapped around and on her head. xoxoxox
Thank you for the video & info!!
There is always something new to learn isn’t there Janet??
That’s great information ! Purrs
Very good info to know!
We should have had this information when we got Buster.
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.
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!
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……!
We both came together at the same time as rescues so we were already used to seeing each other.
We were very lucky when I moved in here – our transition was pretty easy.
What a great resource! Thank you for sharing!