Cats Who Don't Get Along with Other Cats
You may have acquired a second cat with the best
of intentions. Many loving cat owners feel guilty leaving
their cats home alone all day and decide to obtain another
cat to keep their resident cat company.
Cats can be very sensitive about who they like to associate
with. Some cats are not very social and are clearly happier
as single cats. Cats also have personality clashes just
like people do. They may get along with certain other cats,
but not others.
Initial introductions are vitally important in helping
family pets develop good relationships. You must micro-manage
these introductions down to the last detail. You never
want to just put the cats together and see what happens.
An introduction that goes badly can set the stage for a
difficult relationship for months to come, sometimes permanently.
A sudden onset of relationship problems between cats
who have a history of getting along is often triggered
by redirected aggression. One cat is provoked by an outside
event – such as seeing a cat outside – and
redirects her aggression onto the other family cat. For
an overview of why cats don't get along and how to help,
purchase our program, Helping
Kitties Co-Exist, available in
DVD and audio CD formats.
Because cats can be very territorial, if you allow yours
to go outside of your yard unsupervised, there’s
a good chance he’ll get in a fight with another cat
in the neighborhood. Although cat fights often sound worse
than they really are, abscesses from bites can be very
nasty. Cats can also transmit contagious diseases to one
another, some of which are life threatening.
The easiest way to prevent these fights is to not allow
your cat outside unsupervised.
PRODUCTS THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND, PREVENT AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS AMONG CATS
We recommend our DVD program Helping
Kitties Co-Exist to help you learn
what causes conflicts between cats, how to get your cats
to live peaceably together and how to improve their quality