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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:38 AM
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about your in laws cat

Hi,
Did you try playing with your in laws cat?
Very few cats can resist chasing a ''lazer pointer'', or a string tied to a rod...
He must also feel very aloof and perhaps isolated by being in a room all by himself...
This change is perhaps very traumatising to him, a human presence near him could be most beneficial!
You can try letting him explore your house bit by bit...put him in the kitchen for a few hours, put him in your living room for a few hours. If he gets to explore all the areas of your house one by one, he will smell your other pets while they are not there, and your pets will smell him having being there. It dosn't take much time for pets to get used to each other, a lot of patience from the humans, but not that much time really.

Here is another idea...
If he has been in a room by hinself, surely your other pets have smelled his persence, and know he is there. If you have a pet carrier, it could be a good idea to put him in the pet carrier and in your living room, that way, your pets could ''introduce themselves to him'' and get use to his being around your house.
This is a good way to introduce pets to eachother without the fear of them fighting or injuring eachother.
Perhaps a little catnip could put him in a good mood?
Also, maybe if you sleep in the same room as the cat, he will come to investigate who you are, and maybe even cuddle.
It only takes a bit of patience and love, but i'm sure the ''grumpy boy'' is worth it.
7 weeks is a long time to keep him segregated... I'm sure he is worth being introduced to your pets! He may even find thst he can be friends with some of them! Unless some of your pets are very mean, i see no reason not to try at least! And i'm sure the boy will appreciate it.
There is always a bit of hissing and growling at first, but things usually settle down after a day or two.

Give it at try, and keep us updated on the situation, if this dosn't work, we will think of other ways to make him feel at home!

sandyrivers
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Last edited by sandyrivers; March 1st, 2012 at 06:53 AM. Reason: add info
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