Tips for Introducing a New Cat to a Multi-Pet Household

Introducing a new cat to a multi-pet household can be an exciting but challenging experience. Cats are territorial animals, and introducing a new member to their established environment requires careful planning and patience. Whether you already have a dog or another cat, following these tips will help make the transition smoother and increase the chances of a harmonious household.

1. Gradual Introduction

Take it slow when introducing a new cat to your existing pets. Start by keeping them in separate rooms and gradually introduce their scents to each other. Swap bedding or use a shared toy to allow them to become familiar with each other’s scent before any direct contact takes place. This gradual introduction helps minimize stress and allows the animals to adjust at their own pace.

2. Controlled Visual Contact

Before allowing direct interaction, start with controlled visual contact. Use a baby gate or create a safe barrier … Read More >>>