Questions tagged [multi-pet-families]

Regards concerns about households containing multiple pets of the same or different species and their interactions.

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How can I stop a cat from preventing another cat in the house from using the litter box?

When going to work, two cats are left alone in the house. When coming home at night, there's a big mess on the floor. The only solution so far has been to put the aggressive cat inside a cat carrier ...
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Is my cat lonely?

We adopted an adult cat from an animal shelter (about 1 year old), he was very skinny and slept a lot, and soon we discovered he is FIV positive. So far he underwent treatment, gained some weight, and ...
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How do I introduce my new kittens to my roommate's dog? [duplicate]

I decided to adopt two Maine Coon - Siamese cat mixes since they were bonded and I did not want to separate them. My roommate has had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for the past two years and he has ...
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Can two male cats from same litter share same cat house

I have two male cats from the same litter and they are about one year old. So far they are getting along without any fighting, eating and sleeping together. I would like to know if their behavior will ...
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Older male cat being very aggressive with younger female cat

We have 3 cats in our household all fixed 2 males and a female. Mr Kittty is the oldest at almost 18 years old and still as active as ever. Then there's Risotto who is essentially a rambunctious 7 ...
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Which pets should populate the house first?

Two sides of my family will soon converge in one home. One side has 3 cats, and the other has 2 dogs. All adults. The groups will have to learn to coexist to some extent. Since the house will be no ...
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New 5 year old cat being introduced to 1 year old siblings

So recently we took in an older family pet - a 5 year old cat, named Spartapuss. He couldn't live with my parents any longer, so he came to live with me and my fiancé in our flat. He was essentially ...
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My dog gets aggressive to her brother

I have two dogs, both are cross Beagle and Cavalier. The older one, a male, is 2 years old and the younger one, a female, is 1 year old. 5 months ago, my younger started attacking my older when he ...
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I'm moving and have stray cat I don't want to leave behind. But he won't come inside at all

I'm moving and have stray cat I don't want to leave behind. This question is different than the another one posted, because this stray (not feral) cat won't come inside the house nor will he even go ...
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My old cat died and I don't know how to deal with it

I feel like I can trust you, don't delete please. I need help by making the rest of my cats understand that she's gone and not coming back. My old cat, Bee, died - and we have two more and I don't ...
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Cat won't come out after a year of ownership

Similar questions have been asked, but I've not seen one that matches the situation described below. I have 3 cats. One is 5 years old and has been with us most of that time, one is 2 years old and we'...
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Can't find a way to introduce my third cat to the other two

We currently have an issue following the adoption of our third cat. We can't find a way to introduce him to our two other cats. Context We have three cats: Female A, 7 year old, adopted in May 2018: ...
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How to stop my cats from climbing on the window and door nets?

I have four kittens (4 months old) in my yard. They are really lovely, but very mischievous. About two days ago or so, they started to climb on the door nets to use it as a scratcher post. They are ...
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Is it okay to close a new cat into her safe room when she behaves badly?

Some of you might have read my other thread I've opened yesterday. I have bought a new cat a few days ago, much to my resident kitten (only 4 months old) displeasure. My new cat absolutely hates to be ...
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New cat absolutely wants to get out of safe room, but doesn't get along with resident yet

I need help. I bought a new cat 2 days ago. As soon as I got home, I put her in a safe room with litterbox, water and food. The new cat seems to be very trusty of people (naive?), so she took to me ...
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Adult dog aggressive with puppy around my partner but not me

We have two dogs, a male 11-year-old and female 8-month-old, both border collie and Australian cattle dog mixes. My partner raised the male from a puppy, and we got the female when she was about two ...
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Introducing new cat (or kitten) to kitten at home

I have recently gotten myself a cute little kitten at the start of September. I might want to get a second cat/kitten to keep her company. I've done some research about introducing new cats and read ...
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Male kitten (7 months) attacking female kitten (3 months)

I'm having problems with my cats fighting. One is a 7 month old male, and the other is a 3 month old female. We got Pablo a month ago. His personality is what made us get him. Honestly I couldn't ...
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What next for our scared shelter cat?

We have a 2+ year old male, neutered cat, name George, that we recently picked from a local shelter. George was dropped off at the shelter at about 4 months old, and has been there ever since. He now ...
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My seven year old cat is hissing at my new three month old kitten! [duplicate]

I just recently adopted a three month old kitten; while already having a seven year old resident cat in my home. My seven year old cat is not a happy camper and is aggressive towards my new kitty. I ...
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Male cat attacking female

My mom and I have 3 cats, a 3 year old female, and a 2 year old male, along with their 1 year old daughter. The male is fixed, however our female is not. We have noticed that he randomly attacks the ...
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My cat doesn’t stop chasing and bothering my kitten

So I have a 1 year old cat, he’s a very leave-me-alone kind of cat and only gives affection every now and then. In July we adopted a female kitten and unfortunately she was sick when we adopted her, ...
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Do stray mother cats hate their kittens after they grew up?

So there is this one stray black cat that I have always been feeding. After a year, she started to stay most of the time around my house (still in my lot), up to the point that she decided to give ...
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How do I get one cat to realize the other is trying to play, and not fight?

I just moved in to a new place with my girlfriend, and we moved our cats in together. They both like to occasionally play, whether with us or with toys. The bigger, older cat really likes to play with ...
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Does my dog want to play with the cat, or kill it?

My dog is a mutt with many breeds that we aren't really sure about. She is fascinated with rabbits and points, so I assume she has some hunting instincts. Relatives of mine have a cat. When we go ...
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Need help trying to integrate over friendly stray into our cat duo [duplicate]

Background, we moved into our house in December and became friends with a stray in the same month! Previous owners of the house have never seen the cat/were dog owners, so cats coming into the yard ...
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Getting a new rabbit to live with another one

I have a 8 month rabbit (male, neutered) and I'm considering getting another one so they can play together. What gender/age should I go for?
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Can two cats live in one room?

A couple months ago, me and my boyfriend rescued a 6 week old kitten who was thrown out of a car. We decided to keep him, but we live in a two bedroom apartment, with a roommate who is allergic to ...
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Do cats recognize cats from different litters but same parents? [duplicate]

I adopted a kitten who is now 6 months old. His cat parents just had another litter and I want to adopt another kitten to be his buddy. Will he recognize that the kitten is related to him? I’m worried ...
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Do cats recognize their family? Perhaps by scent?

Is there any scientific or anecdotal evidence that cats recognize other cats who closely share their DNA? As in, new kittens from the same mother and the such? I'm suspecting that there might be such ...
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How do I stop my male cat from “controlling” and attacking my tiny female cat?

I have a female cat (Annie) who is not spayed, and a male (Felix) who is neutered. Annie is very tiny and has no claws. Ever since I got Felix, he is always chasing after Annie or preventing her from ...
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My dog tries to eat my chickens and fights with my cat

I have a 5 months old, female German Shepherd that tries to eat or play very hard with my chickens. I have this dog for a week and he is always inside my house because my chickens are around the house....
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Can two male neutered cats stay together?

I have a 6 year old neutered male cat with good behaviour and in the two months that we spent together, he was very happy with me. I am also asked to catsit a 14 year old neutered male with ...
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Is it harmful to allow animals of different species to share the same water bowl?

This question can apply to any kind of animal, but I'm mostly targetting the aspect of cats and dogs sharing the same water bowl. Does this affect the relationship between animals? Would it be ...
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Proper cat breed's wife for our Persian cat

We have a 3 year old, male, Persian cat: and because he is alone, I wanted to bring another cat, so do you think I must bring female Persian cat for him? What should be the optimal age of his wife, ...
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My betta keeps attacking my snail!

I recently added a small snail to my tank and two moss balls. The snail is smaller than an an inch. However, when I got home I noticed my betta had started making a bubble nest, I'm not sure if that ...
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Is it good to keep on of a cat's kittens instead of rehoming them all?

My cat is pregnant for the very first time. My question: is it good for a cat to keep one of her own kittens (male or female?) The rest of kitties will go to our friends' homes, and after this ...
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Found our indoor cat after two months. Why do our other cats hiss when they see him? They were best of buddies for three years

Proud to say after two months and hundreds of flyers given out and posters and trail cameras set, someone spotted our cat 4km away and we got her back yesterday. We took her to the animal hospital and ...
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How can I get my cat to like me?

I have a five year old cat, named Binx, which I've had him since birth. I also have two other cats that are his sisters and they are only four years old. Binx has never really been a cuddly, ...
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Introducing a 6 year old cat into a home with a 12 year old cat

Until 6 months ago, my husband and I had 2 cats we rescued from the local Humane Society. One was larger that the other and loved sleeping with us. If the smaller cat jumped up on the bed and saw the ...
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Adult cat not getting along with new kitten

My adult cat is 4 years old. My kitten is 4 months old. They are both female. The adult is spayed and the kitten is not (but will be soon). They have been living together for 2 months now, and were ...
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Why are my tom catsleaving me?

I don't neuter my cats. There were 6 of them: dad, mom, 4 kittens, 3 tomcat kittens and 1 tammy kitten. I neutered the tammy one. The mom gone one day when I was about to abort her babies, the dad ...
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Why my cat is doing acts of sabotage?

I have a male Angora cat. The problem is that it keeps doing acts of sabotage, playing with litter, dropping vases, cracking cups, etc. We also have 3 other cats in the house (his "wife" and their 2 ...
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Cats and kittens won't eat their age-appriopiate food

I take care of four cats, two three-year-olds and two 5 months old kittens. I feed them all wet feed. The kittens receive special feed suited for their age. The old and young cats eat in different ...
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I rescued a kitten and my cats stopped coming home

I adopted a female kitten and she gave birth to her first litter, I decided to keep 2 kittens. Then, she had her second litter in a very short span and we adopted one female, so I have total of 4 cats....
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Will tortoises get along with gerbils if out of their cages at the same time?

Recently we were thinking of getting gerbils, and we already have a tortoise. We were wondering if the tortoise would mind the gerbils if they were both out of their cages at the same time, or vice ...
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Question about getting a mother's milk from another species

Every now and then, I see online about how a baby animal is orphaned and no longer has a mother to give the baby milk, only for another animal of a different species allow that animal to take their ...
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Cat is afraid of another cat

Okay, so I have four cats in my household now. About a month ago, two started fighting. Neither were neutered, and one was the offspring of the other. I don't feel like typing out their names, so let'...
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Cat is stressed out from new cat both female

Me and my family own a cat that is 4 years old. We got a 6 month old cat in April and the new cat kept casing the old cat into my room. The 4 year old cat got scared of coming out of the room and ...
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Overprotective cat wont stop attacking other cat

I adopted a new cat a bit over a year ago now and he moved in with my other 7 year old cat just fine, but the other day he (the newer cat) was misbehaving and hissed at me, which caused my older cat (...