Originally Posted by Momofmany
I'm so sorry!
Cats grieve in their own unique ways just like humans do. I've seen cats lose their friends and bounce back immediately, and others that grieved for a long time. Distraction doesn't always work when they are in the thick of it.
This may sound odd, but I sometimes do nothing more than just hold them close, give them calm, soothing scritches and tell them that I'm sorry and understand. They give you that look of thanks in return. I tend to go the route of giving them extra attention and love rather than treats and toys. Stumpy lost his dog buddy and grieved for a year until we got another dog. Pinky lost his brother and grieved for about 18 months until he finally bonded with a newly adopted cat in the house. Sometimes change in the household will help them adjust.
How long were the cats together?
It does sound weird............BUT it works! Talk to your cat about it, hold and comfort him, especially when hes really down, and tell him you understand hes lonely, you miss the other kitty to. talk to him as much as possible, not just when petting him or holding him, this will help him not feel so alone. Some people think getting another cat fixes the grief, its the loss not the loneliness.