The appearance of a new cat in the house for an old cat is a real stress. After all, this is a sure reason for him to doubt the love of his master. This situation is not easy for a new cat. How to make them reconcile as quickly as possible and get along peacefully in the house?
First of all, try to help the newly arrived cat quickly get used to the new place. Introduce him to all residents - both people and animals, show him a new territory. Little by little, the old-time cat must get used to the idea of change. Let him sniff the basket or bag in which you brought the cat. Reassure him, make it clear that the new animal will not oppress or offend him.
Prepare a separate bowl in advance for the newcomer. It is also advisable to prepare separate beds and toilets. Place the bowls at least two meters apart, as animals may perceive each other as competitors. Later, after they get used to each other, the bowls can be moved.
Be sure to keep the new cat in quarantine in order to avoid the introduction of infectious diseases. It will be better if they live for about a week in different rooms. But do not forget that an isolated cat needs your attention, so communicate with him, pay attention. But only after visiting the pet, you must wash your hands.
It is better to arrange a meeting of two cats in advance. When you first meet, hold your cat in your arms. In no case interfere with the contact of two animals, they themselves must find out who is who. Since cats value their territory very much, fights and hiss are, of course, inevitable. If the fight is serious, separate them and isolate them from each other for a while. Water can be used to sober up the brawlers. If everything worked out, and the fight did not take place, then nothing needs to be done, the cats themselves will get to know each other and gradually become friends.
Cats can express their aggression towards a stranger in different ways - from marking the territory to refusing to eat. Therefore, try to make them friends gradually. So, you can let them see each other for half an hour a day, gradually lengthening their meetings. You can swap them around so that they get used to each other's scent.