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21Rouge July 20th, 2013 12:54 PM

a 10 week old kitten into a home with a 14 year old cat
 
Our family has a healthy active 14 year old cat that we have had since he was a kitten. To make a long story short we are taking in a [I]fixed[/I], vaccinated and microchipped 10 week old kitten.

Our cat is not the most friendly animal and so of course the concern is introducing this new animal into our home.

Of course we would love to hear of others who have had a similar setup i.e. new kitten coming into a home with a much older and somewhat [I]persnickety [/I]cat.

Any advice on how to best introduce one to the other to have the best chance of success?

sugarcatmom July 20th, 2013 10:58 PM

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Any advice on how to best introduce one to the other to have the best chance of success?[/QUOTE]

Very slowly! Keep them completely separate for a while (kitten should have his own room with all the fixins), and when they do eventually meet, make sure your older kitty has his own space where he can escape from harassment by the young whipper-snapper. Don't leave them together unattended until you can be absolutely sure they will get along. Feliway diffusers might also help. Here is a good article describing the ideal introduction process: [url]http://www.wvcats.com/integrating_kittens_with_cats.htm[/url]


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