Introducing a new cat

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Since our recent adoption event at PetSmart, we have been getting a number of questions about introducing a new cat into a household that already has a cat. This process can be long, so we’re not going to write it all out here; but here are several good resources to look at. A couple of short and simple tips first though: 1) Patience is key! Don’t try to rush the introductory process. Let the cats set the pace. 2) Give your resident cat extra love so she doesn’t feel abandoned for the new cuddly kitten. 3) Positive reinforcement for every good encounter. Find what motivates your resident cat (food? toys? ‘nip?) and reward him with it whenever he is nice to the new cat. Soon, he will associate treats with the new cat and be more welcoming.

Here are a few sites worth looking at for more in-depth information–
https://bestfriends.org/resources/introducing-new-cat
https://www.americanhumane.org/fa…/introducing-cats-to-cats/
http://www.humanesociety.org/…/tips/introducing_new_cat.html
and

Introducing Cats to New Kittens for the First Time

Cole and Marmalade meow have two AWWdorable sisters! … Meet Jugg and Zig Zag <3It's very important not to rush this process, take your time, follow these steps and everything should turn out purrfectly :)#WednesdayWisdom #ColeAndMarmalade #TheAnimalStar #PCAs

Posted by Cole & Marmalade on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Good luck! And feel free to contact us with questions, either through Facebook Messenger or at info@arkcatsanctuary.org .

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