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post #1 of 23
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how can i get my 5 year old cat to get along with my 4 month old kitten. we had the kitten from the day it born and they still dont get along they did for the first 2 months but now when ever the kitten gos near my older cat she growls at her and attacks her how can i stop this plz help
post #2 of 23
It's hard to help when there is so little information to go on? It is typical for older cats to hold off young kittens by growling, striking, even sitting on them if the kitten is jumping all over the older cat in an attempt to play? Is that what is going on? Is the kitty neutered or spayed? Is the five year old?
post #3 of 23
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yeah my older cat is spayed but the kitten is not spayed yet.
post #4 of 23
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the kitten dos do that even if she gos near her the older one attacks her. she dosent always do it tho
post #5 of 23
Just a note, you don't need to post the same question in all the forums. We will see it. I responded to your other two. Please check them out.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jen
Just a note, you don't need to post the same question in all the forums. We will see it. I responded to your other two. Please check them out.
ok srry
post #7 of 23
no problem I am just letting you know. then it is more work for you too to keep up with the answers we ask you.
post #8 of 23
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can my kitten have adult cat food yet ??
post #9 of 23
I wouldn't switch her over yet unless she is putting on a lot of weight becuase kitten food is fattening. What brand of food are you feeding her?
post #10 of 23
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im giving her purina kitten chow
she dosent seem to be growing shes not fat tho
post #11 of 23
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she eats my older cats food 2 she eats whiskas
post #12 of 23
Purina is ok but it is not very good quality. Poor quality food is like feeding a kid McDonalds everyday. If you can, it would be a good idea to switch her over to a food that comes from a pet store like Petsmart. There are all kinds and you can do a search on these forums for posts about quality food. There is Nutro, Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul, Innova, Solid Gold, and lots more.

The point is you want the majority of the first ingredients to be meat and not corn or by-products. By-products are bad. You can try wet canned food too but the same rules apply. All these brands have wet food too.

You may spend more up front on these brands. But it will keep her healthy and cut back on vet visits. Also it will fill her with quality ingredients faster and she will eat less at each meal time and it will keep her fill longer. Whereas the cheap foods fill her with fat and fillers and bad ingredients and wear off faster so she will be looking for food sooner.

Sorry for the lecture.
post #13 of 23
Unfortunately Whiskas is a very very poor low quality food. I would really switch if you can, they will be happier and healthier.
post #14 of 23
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ok i will get them a new kind of food ty.
what age do they start teething?and what should i do when they start?
post #15 of 23
I never really do anything for it. I think they just swallow the teeth, you generally won't find them on the floor. At least I haven't ever. Kittens should have all their adult teeth when they hit about 6 months old. I am not sure when it starts or how long it takes. But generally 6-7 months is when the adult teeth should be there and the baby teeth gone.
post #16 of 23
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also why dos she jump at the wall shes been doing it alot and now she can jump higher everyday.
post #17 of 23
I am not sure how you mean about jumping on the walls. Climbing them? Scratching them? I would get her a big cat tree to climb on and most importantly to scratch on. Do this now while she is still young and she may be less likely to scratch your furniture. You have to provide something for cats to scratch. It is in their nature and very important for them to stretch their legs and for defense and everything.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jen
I am not sure how you mean about jumping on the walls. Climbing them? Scratching them? I would get her a big cat tree to climb on and most importantly to scratch on. Do this now while she is still young and she may be less likely to scratch your furniture. You have to provide something for cats to scratch. It is in their nature and very important for them to stretch their legs and for defense and everything.
she just looks at them then jumps at them theres nothing on the wall she just jumps in the air.
post #19 of 23
if she isnt doing any damage then dont worry about it, sounds like she is just being a kitten.
post #20 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jen
if she isnt doing any damage then dont worry about it, sounds like she is just being a kitten.
ok what age is a kitten aload to have catnip i know she dosent need it i just want to know what age she has to be.?
post #21 of 23
she is old enough. it shouldnt be a problem. I dont think kittens react to it like adults do until a certain age so if she isn't interested then just wait another month or so.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jen
she is old enough. it shouldnt be a problem. I dont think kittens react to it like adults do until a certain age so if she isn't interested then just wait another month or so.
ok ty for all ur help if have any problems with her ill ask u ok.
post #23 of 23
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what type of toys should i get my 4 month old kitten she has lots of balls and string and a catnip toy but she gets bord of it fast and she dosnt play with her scratching ing post what other type of toys should i get her ??
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