(Closed) How to assimilate a new kitty into my cat herd…?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

My suggestion is to keep this cat in a separate room, let the other cats smell him.  Rub him with a towel and let the other cats sniff it.  Then put the other three cats in his room and let him roam around smelling.  Slowly introduce one cat at a time with him.  This could take a week or so.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

awww that is so good of you.  that kitty is very lucky that you found him.

I’ve heard that you should rub a towel behind your cats’ ears where they have their sent glans and then rub the new kitty with the towel.  This way they will smell their own sent on him.  

also, a cat calming spray would ease their anxiety about a new member of the herd.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with keeping them separate, and gradually allowing them to smell/see/hear each other. We read a lot about it online and then my fiance just said “oh they’ll be fine, they’ll just fight it out and be done.” Bad idea. There’s a ton of great resources on the internet about introducing new cats to your current brood. Just don’t be like us and not follow it!

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