Strange behavior with new cat in house

by Tobi

We have one female cat already who is spayed, declawed and has shots etc, and is about 3 years old. We recently brought a new female cat to the house who is one, ended up not actually being declawed like we were told before getting her(we were told from a girl I know who had it for only a week/2 but had to sell because her dog).This makes me wonder if she could be spayed even with her shots if the girl lied about her being declawed or just didn't know if she was or not because she doesn't know a thing about cats but she bought this one off of a breeder who had other cats too. Anyways, right now we have the new cat downstairs and the old upstairs so they are seperated. We can't get them to get along we tried rubbing a sock on both they don't react when sniffing, but in person the old cat hisses while the new cat lays with its paws in front legs tucked flat to floor.So Ihave noticed the new cat also has been meowing oddly, rolls around, kicks out behind, and she crouches when pettedbut lets you pet still, she also seems to be licking her anus a lot, what could this be? I suspected heat because looking at it has the symptoms and it might not be spayed? Help and if you have tips for helping them get along too thats good, we are scared because the new one has claws and the old does not yet she still is being the more agressive one even though she is declawed (unless she feels her being bigger nd older as good defence). Help please thanks!

I don't know how to answer this as i am so shocked that people are still having there cats declawed in the US despite all the evidence against this cruel practice.

Cats need their claws to climb, stop themselves falling and to defend themselves. It does not stop them from being aggressive.

Cats will only attack another cat seriously if they are under serious threat. normally it is all show. After all they don't want to get into any serious fights as this would cause them injury which if they were in the wild could lead to death from infections. this instinct remains in domesticated cats. So i don't think your issue has anything to do with one cat having claws and the other not, although the one who does not is now handicapped.

You can try the introduction system, it takes a week or so and take take some time and effort on your part but many have reported good results.

This method is described here

A trip to the vets to have this new cat checked over is probably your best bet. if you are unsure of her past history, she may have other health issues which you are unaware of. The vet may also be able to tell if she is in heat or not.



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