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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
i have just added a new cat to my household , i have done every thing correct (i think) set up a room for the new cat etc . but its not the new cat that is the problem its my old cat she is 2 years old an he is also 2 ,but ever since the new cat has been here our cat has turned into a possessed beast neither me or my partner can go any where near it ,it growls hisses and claws at us she isn't eating her food i am really worried about her will she ever come around because she was so loving . can you please offer any advice thank you gareth oh yeah it has only been 3 days
post #2 of 11
Mostly you need time for her to get adjusted to the idea of a new cat. You probably have the new ones smell on you which is why she is rejecting you. Rubbin a towel on the new one, and putting her food dishs on it might help, Feliway plug-ins might help more. She'll settle down eventually, almost all do, but it could take a few months before they are actually tolerant of each other. Are both spayed?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
the new cat (male) is spayed the original cat (female) is not, she has a lovely little happy personality usually! but now desires the taste of our blood! we will try your idea thank you.
post #4 of 11
You have come to the right place for help with this common issue.

Because it has only been 3 days, starting over might be the best plan.
Please carefully read the info on the link below titled...
"Introducing a new cat to your old cat"
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67321

Isolation and scent mingling are two tools, among others, that can help make integration a success.

Don't give up...
these things take time.
post #5 of 11
Quite normal.
Cats are all about territory, and you have just invaded your resident cat with a new thing. I say thing, from the cats eye perspective. 'What the hell is this new thing??" Sorry for cussing, but I think cats cuss, lol.
Take is slow, very slow, the link xocat provided has good info, and you are definatly in the right place for help.
post #6 of 11
Did I read correctly that your original kitty, the female, is not spayed?

Oftentimes, that is the cause of the aggression - for whatever reason unspayed females are more aggressive (and also more likely to mark their territory with urine) than spayed females.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
just to let you all know it didn't work out with the new kitty ,so he had to be re homed ,he didn't go far, my mother took him on, at least i know he is in a loving home where he will be well looked after
post #8 of 11
Sorry it didn't work. Some cats just don't get along with others...

I would seriously consider spaying your existing cat before you try another attempt at adding a new kitty.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
what i think i will do is let our cat have a litter of kittens before we have her spayed and possibly keep 1 of her offspring then have her done thank you for all your advice
post #10 of 11
Hey, have you considered adopting a kitten instead? There are so many looking for homes that breeding your cat (and adding a bunch more kittens to the list) really isn't the best option. Perhaps you're thinking that the mum cat will get on better with one of her own offspring or that the kitten will be like her, but that's not always the case. They could just as easily have incompatible natures.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by gareth1980 View Post
what i think i will do is let our cat have a litter of kittens before we have her spayed and possibly keep 1 of her offspring then have her done thank you for all your advice
Oh, please don't do that. Soooo many cats and kittens needing homes these days and being euthanized b/c of it. Get your cat fixed and adopt a kitten. There are fewer territorial issues usually between adults and babies than two or more adult cats.
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