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Can two cats live in one room?

You have a cat, you both are going to be working more and you have an allergic roommate? I'm sorry, but are you sure it's a good idea to get a second cat? I understand it looks like choosing between ...
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Can two cats live in one room?

It’s a difficult question; neither choice is clearly right or wrong. I would lean toward getting him a friend now, and the same age or younger. The smaller the newcomer, the less your existing cat ...
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Can two cats live in one room?

I wouldn't recommend it. The advice on how much space you need per cat is pretty variable, from one bedroom per cat to various square footage per cat. And even then, you might have trouble with ...
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Am I allowed to take existing pets to the shelter to meet potential pets?

You should definitely ask before just showing up with a pet in tow. The answer will probably depend on the type of pet. My local shelter arranges "meet and greet"s for dogs, so it's probably ...
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New cat for my other cat

I'm sorry you lost your male cat. Getting another cat will be good for both you and your female cat. I would get an adult cat, not a kitten. A mature cat will likely be calmer, and less likely to ...
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How to care for scared cat?

Initial shyness is normal. Cats often rely on knowing their environment. Bringing them to a new environment will have them on edge until they find their bearings. But more importantly, cats are ...
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Integrating a small kitten with an older cat

First, I'd suggest taking a look at the answers to these questions: How can I encourage my kitten to leave my adult cat alone? Can't tell if cats are playing with or hunting each other My older ...
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Can two cats live in one room?

Strongly advise against it. Cats need space. Research how much territory a cat has in nature (male and female differ a great deal here) and you'll realize just how tiny even a large house is to a cat'...
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Does a cat recognize her offspring after a long period of separation?

@Oldcat is correct. In the wild, wild cats like the leopard take care and teach their cubs to hunt; once the cubs reach a certain age, the mother will force the cubs to leave. When the mother is ...
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Which pets should populate the house first?

I think the most important aspect here is: Supervise all contacts between both groups of pets. In my experience it doesn't matter which pet was where first. What matters is how each individual reacts ...
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Are there any GPS tracker that doesn't require simcard?

That would only be sensibly possible if you were only able to get a log of locations/routes after physical retrieval of the tracker, ie.you have got your collar back. If you want 'real-time' tracking, ...
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Cat seems to be scared of other cats

Cats are not like dogs, who will generally want to hang out together after a short intro (especially when they are as young as these cats are). They are more territorial and wary of stranger cats. If ...
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If cats were introduced too quickly, can the process be started over?

Yes, you can reintroduce them! It can be a very lengthy process though, but I'm sure you know that. Begin by keeping them separated as you have. Idealy so that they cannot see eachother. Have them ...
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Rabbit integration tips & tricks?

Gender and size have little to do with bonding. It is all about personality, everybunny has a different personality and some just won't ever be friends with each other. It sounds like your basic ...
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Introducing male rabbit to girl rabbit

The age of the rabbits have little bearing on bonding. Our first bond was a 3 year old female and 7 year old male, it was very easy. The male very much wanted to have a friend and he wanted to ...
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How to make a kitten friendly with new kittens?

To cut my backstory short: we adopted two feral cats in April. They're incredibly shy. In October, we adopted another feral cat (we took him in from the street). The third cat is the most extraverted ...
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Can two male neutered cats stay together?

Cats are not small dogs and can't be treated the same way; where dogs are generally social with one another, adaptable, and can easily be moved between locations for petsitting and quickly introduced ...
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New cat absolutely wants to get out of safe room, but doesn't get along with resident yet

Cats are intensely territorial, and an unknown (and much larger) predator has invaded your resident kitten’s territory. He/she is scared and angry, but probably mostly scared. Hissing is a way for a ...
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Did I make a mistake getting a 2nd cat?

It sounds to me like your cats mostly get along, and some of this is your worrying the situation is far worse than it actually is. Here's my read on some of their interactions: The cats cuddle and ...
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Cat meeting new cat

Letting the other cat stay in their own home, and visiting to feed them and clean litterbox, would probably be wiser. Or, if you must foster in your own home, plan on keeping them separated or ...
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Am I allowed to take existing pets to the shelter to meet potential pets?

If you have concerns about introducing your existing pet(s) to the potential pet(s), you should definitely talk to your rescue group/shelter. For some pet species, an introduction on neutral territory ...
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My kittens are terrified of my dog after we got the dog groomed

This is most likely non-recognition aggression. Cats recognize other animals by scent, not sight. This means that if one of the animals leaves the home (such as to a vet or groomer) and brings strange ...
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Introducing a third cat into a two cat household

First of all, you must be aware that the introduction period might be just one or two weeks, but it might also drag along for much longer, depending on the personalities of your cats. So you need a ...
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Older cat not accepting new cats into the household

My female cat is not as aggressive as yours but is very territorial too. Since having her we've successfully introduced into the household a male cat and a male dog. She was 6 and 8 years old ...
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How can we prepare our older cat for the introduction of a kitten?

There are plenty of other answers addressing how to introduce cats to each other. Browse those questions and get some ideas, but I'd like to address what will probably be the main issue in this ...
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How to introduce a newly resident cat to regularly visiting dog

The best way for a cat and dog to get along with each other is by bringing them up together. But in this case, we are talking about a full-grown cat and a senior dog. By nature, cats are always ...
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What's the best way to get a dog and a cat accustomed to living together?

I volunteer at an animal shelter, and this is a very common question. The relationship takes time to build, and you need to be patient and willing to follow the steps necessary to make it work. It ...
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How do I help my adult cat accept the young dog?

I had to handle the introduction of a small cat to a big dog. Now I am introducing that cat, that is grown-up, to a puppy. The trick, from what I got, is slow and controlled introductions. Always ...
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Considering fostering a Cat with a highly reactive dog, do you think he would learn to calm down and would it be fine?

In my experience, socialisation is something that has to start early, and a dog that's people-socialized may not be dog- or cat-socialized. I'm lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with lots of ...
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