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Old August 23rd, 2014, 11:59 AM
Kittens1307 Kittens1307 is offline
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Need help with new kitten!

About a month ago we got a kitten from the SPCA. We had two cats (about a year apart in age) and after one passed, we wanted to get Kalou (who is 6 yrs old) another companion. We were very slow with introductions and even a month later, we still have them in separate rooms when we are not in the house supervising them.

Oakley (the kitten) continually pounces on Kalou and bugs him (which is to be expected since he is a kitten). About 90% of the time Oakley is the one bothering Kalou but sometimes Kalou will go after Oakley (this is after Oakley has bugged him for awhile) and almost run him down. Itís hard to explain but even when Oakley decides he is done with playing, Kalou will continually run him down and pounce on him. The most we have ever heard from either is a squeak; they have never drawn blood or broken skin but I always break them up at this point because I am nervous that Kalou might hurt Oakley.

How should I deal with this. I feel like I am constantly battling between not wanting Oakley to get hurt but also not wanting Kalou to feel frustrated because he is being picked on.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 03:21 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is offline
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You should keep your cats nails cut so they can't hurt one another . How about buying your kitten some toys to play with and try playing with it more often to get it tried . Does you older cat have place to it can escape from the kitten , if not you should try to find a place . Adult animals needs to have their own spaces to get away for the babies.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 08:36 PM
Kittens1307 Kittens1307 is offline
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Thanks for the tips. I do a lot of playtime with Oakley, but I will keep up with it. Also I will cut nails even more often now.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated
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