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Introducing a kitten to my older cat, help!

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We have adopted a new kitten from the S.P.C.A. and she is a total ball of energy and play. The problem is that we have an 8 yr old cat - Meko (indoor/outdoor) who has had the run of the house until now. She is not too happy about this little kitty consantly trying to play with and attack her, in fact all Meko does is growl and run away, spending 90% of her time outside now. We desperately need some advice on how to handle this or some links to the proper websites to deal with this.
Here is what we have done so far.
1 Tried playing with them together, playing some of Meko's favorite games to show that the kitten could be fun and not just a nuisance
2 Left them alone together to see if they could "work out" their differences
3 we are currently keeping them seperated as Meko seems so traumatized the even if she hears Purple(the kitty) meowing she starts to growl.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance
Jay and Roxane
post #2 of 10
Welcome, and congratulations on your new addition!

Here's a link to a great thread about how to introduce cats. Also, if you search the site, you will find many, many threads about it. Please follow all of the steps, and don't rush them...they're all important! If you have any questions as you go through the introduction process, you can post questions in the Behavior Forum.

Good luck!
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Although I don't really have any advice to give, I am sure you will get some here that will help you.
post #5 of 10
Hi there, I see Clixpix has given you some great advice there. Take it slowly and follow the tips in the Introducing Cats thread that you were given the link to and I'm sure everything will work out just fine.

The first few weeks of introducing new kitties are always stressful.

Good luck
post #6 of 10
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Your two cats sound adorable Update us on how they are getting along!

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
post #9 of 10
Hello & welcome to TCS. Take it slowly as suggested in link. Keep us updated.
post #10 of 10
Welcome to The Cat Site!
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