The cats don't get along!

by Ashley

We've had our cat Belle for about 4 years now, since she was a kitten, we recently took in a feral cat and her two kittens. Ever since we're took in the three new kitties Belle has been depressed and hardly ever leaves the bedroom. When she does get the courage to leave the bedroom momma cat hisses and spits and she runs back in. Will they start to get along once the babies are old enough and go to their new homes? I miss Belle sitting on my lap. How can I "reintroduce" them when the kittens leave? The momma cat is getting spades ASAP after shes done nursing, will that calm her down?


Unfortunately there are no guarantees here. Cats who have not been brought up with other cats all there lives are often not that inclined to get along with another cat. Sometimes the best you can hope for is that they just give each other a wide berth.

having sad that. The tensions in the house should settle down once the kittens are gone and the female cat is spayed. However that is some time off now so your can has many weeks of anxiety in front of her.

You could try keeping the mother cat and the kittens is a separate area of the house to allow your Belle to be able to roam more freely around her home. It also may be a good idea to try one of the cat calming medications on the market. There are both oral and sprays which can be used. See my page here for more details on these


If it is possible to keep these two cats separated until the kittens have gone to new homes you could then try to reintroduce them to each other using the confinement method. this designed to allow cats time to get to know each other without the fear of attack. Please see this page for more on this

best wishes kate

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