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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to mitigate adopted stray's fear of other cat?

It's a difficult situation and sadly there is no real one-size-fits-all approach, and there definitely isn't an overnight fix. There are some things that you can try though and you might want to ...
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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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How much hissing should I tolerate from old cat getting used to new cat?

Most people consider hissing a sign of aggression, but honestly it's "just" a form of communication. Hissing alone is no aggressive act, it's more like a warning "come no closer!". ...
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Not fully understanding how to properly potty train 9week old dachshund

I know you don't want to confine your dog to a crate but it's VERY important that you do, for the beginning at least. Crate training will facilitate your potty training, the crate should be big ...
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How to teach female Persian kittens to no longer be scared by male border collie?

First, you need to make sure the cat has some place she can go to get away from the dog. That can be a cat tree, some other cat furniture, or even a small place in the garden that's fenced off. ...
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Assimilating new puppy to cats

It sounds to me like things are going very well for it being only 4 days since you brought the puppy home. I'd make sure that the cats have plenty of escape routes for times when they don't want to ...
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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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Are there any GPS tracker that doesn't require simcard?

There are projects like Findster providing similar functionality based on 1kHz radio frequency, which is open to the general public in most countries. However, it's important to note that the range is ...
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Is introducing a ragdoll kitten to resident ragdoll cat in a new house different from other breeds

Every cat has its individual level of sociability along a spectrum, but ragdolls tend strongly toward the pro-social end. They're not unique, but they definitely aren't "normal" either. That doesn't ...
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Is it a good idea to take another cat when my current cat is a real princess?

With a lot people being out of work or working from home, many pets are used to their humans being around all day. I worry about my cat when the day comes I go back to the office. It sounds like your ...
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How much hissing should I tolerate from old cat getting used to new cat?

Hissing isn't necessarily an aggressive behavior. It's more the way a cat communicates, "stay away," which could be motivated by fear or aggression. I'm also guessing in this case is more ...
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Difficult introduction: 5mo male kitten an 14mo female cat don't get along?

Addressing the main question: Further progress may simply take time. They're tolerating each other; that's a good start. They'll figure the rest out. In human terms, the 14mo female is a teenager, and ...
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Seeking advice on managing and adopting a stray cat

You may be able to entice the cat with food. Try to stay near the food dish while the cat is eating, but far enough so the cat will come and eat. Do not attempt to come closer to the cat while it is ...
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When integrating a new cat into a house with a resident cat, how should I divide my time?

It's best if you sleep on the side which has your resident cat more often, and sleep in the new cat's room once or twice for the first week. In the morning spend the time you used to spend with your ...
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Two New Kittens

Kittens in a new home will be scared of all the new smells, sounds and sights and it's expected that they will hide for a while, especially after the trauma of being taken from their mother. The more ...
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