August 26th, 2014 venitas_admin

Welcome to our new blog! Please check back for updates! Coming soon!

2 Comments on “Welcome!”

  1. 1 Maureen Moore said at 6:05 pm on September 8th, 2014:

    Loved reading your blog, Venita! Would love to read about cats, too! I have 2 handicapped cats, and a 6-month old kitten. Any info on aggression would be great:) Thanks so much:):)

  2. 2 admin-venita said at 6:48 pm on August 24th, 2015:

    Hi Maureen Moore,
    Inter family cat aggression is a very common problem. Many people when bringing a new cat into their home, rush the introductions and mainstream the new arrival too quickly. Cats are very territorial animals and need weeks to learn to accept the new cat in the house. When you first bring a new kitten or cat into our home, you need to set them up with a private living space away from the resident cats. This “home base” needs to have all the cat’s needs supplied: water, litter box, scratching post or cat tree, sleeping area, play time with their person, and feeding area near the door. The feeding area near the door will be a center for communications between the new arrival and the resident cat/cats. By feeding near the door, the cats can smell each other while engaging in a pleasant activity-eating. Over a couple of weeks time the cats can then be swapped out of each others living quarters to investigate each others odors. After a months time, you may place a baby gate in place of the door and supervise meal times with the cats on opposite sides of the gate when eating. Make sure the new cat has a place to hide or get away from resident cats. When you are not able to supervise keep the door to your new cats room closed. There is not a short answer to the problem of cat aggression. Yes, I will have to address this with a few blog articles.

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