How can I get my cats to get along?
we got a new cat about 5 months ago, its a neutered male... and we have had a female cat for 11 years and she HATES the new cat she always hisses and growls when he gets near her and it seems like he wants to be friends... it causes them both a lot of anxiety... we went through all the proper steps for them meeting eachother but the hissing and growling just wont stop! is there anything i can do?
- ANGELLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
From my experience, this is normal. Your older cat is used to being your only one, and doesn't like the competition. She will probably come around after a while (I can't say how long that will take).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I have a 13 year old male cat that i have owned since he was just 10 weeks old. 2 years ago i adopted a 3 year old female cat and she does not want anything to do with my other cat. She will hiss and growl and make a fuss, but never hits, scratches or bites him. The two exist peacefully and to be honest that is probably the best i can expect. Unfortunately your cats may never "love" each other but at best they may be able to live peacefully under the same roof. If they aren't hurting each other be assured that's a blessing.
- 1 decade ago
A cat that has been on her own for 11 years has gotten used to the idea of being the "alpha" cat. A new presence in the house competing for your attention and food and litter-box space is very threatening and confusing. I tried to introduce a kitten to my 7 year old tabby, and she flipped out! I'm not sure there is a positive answer here, besides giving it time. Try giving them both catnip -- if they can get high together, maybe they'll bond... ;)
- 1 decade ago
just like humans can't always get along with some people maybe these two just clash. I've owned cats all my life introducing new ones with old ones and replacing the old ones who pass on. It'll take time and sometimes they may never even be in the same room at once, that saying they just find their own space and tolerate each other by living in seperate areas. Competition for an owner's affection is much the same as hoping that your answer is going to get picked for best answer.. strange put but the truth, it'll be who gets the treats the loves the pets and which foot the one gets to sleep on and when it is their time to be with you.
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- Sherrie LLv 51 decade ago
I've got 4 cats, I've had them for over 5 yrs. At first they all got along, they were all young then. When they got about 2yrs old 2 of them started fighting. They are all females. One of them always beats up the other one, I don't know why. I've tried everything to get them to get along, but so far nothing has worked. I hope you have better luck!
- nanceyLv 44 years ago
Tabby isn't a breed - it relatively is a coat development. and you do no longer locate kittens of particular breed roaming the streets. So this kitten is merely a "family participants" - no breed in any respect. Persians are very friendly cats and any breed (or non breed) can get alongside with them. i might think of the only breeds i does no longer want to be sure with a Persian could be aggressive, hyperactive hybrids like the Bengals. Persians are a techniques too laid back and passive to post with that! the final analysis is SLOWLY introducing them. shop them in separate rooms with their very own foodstuff, water and clutter. placed an previous tshirt with the hot kitten to get its fragrance on it then share this with the different cat, and vice versa. And with the aid of all ability GET THE KITTEN affliction examined in the past allowing it to work together with your cat!
- mitchLv 51 decade ago
Try not feeding them for x amount of time and then put out one feeding dish.
- sorenLv 61 decade ago
you could try smearing them both with tuna. that's what someone told me, but i never did it.
i had the same problem several years ago and the old git never accepted the other one. i heard it just takes time, but i never saw it with mine.
- WCLv 71 decade ago
I don't think so, but talk to the vet and see what he says. There are animal psychologists, but their fees are prohibitive, to say the least.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you have to lock your cats in a box for 1 hourSource(s): you have to put hols in a box