How to get along with the cat

       A new roommate has come to my home. What a cute cat! But what about the old cat? Can they live in harmony? The old cat looks very calm, but in fact, he is very jealous. What tastes good and what is good is divided into two parts. How to make them get along harmoniously is a headache for you~

       1¡¢ Don’t step on the food forbidden area

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       Many parents feel that they can give the cat what they eat, which is good for the cat. But it can make the cat malnourished and indigestive. Because food and snacks contain too much sugar, salt and oil for cats, which can put a heavy burden on the cat’s urinary system. Even, some parents follow the example of calcium supplement with bones. In fact, it will not play the role of calcium supplement for molars, but will damage the cat’s intestines and stomach.

       Some parents know that fish is the cat’s favorite food, and few cats escape the temptation of fishy smell. So every day every meal to the cat feed fish, but this will cause the cat’s nutrition imbalance, the ultimate victim is still the cat.

       In addition, cats like to have fun at dinner, but if there are drunkards on the table, don’t let the cats join in. Some cats like the taste of wine, and squint their eyes and lick it, and they will show intoxicated expression. Little did you know that alcohol is a deadly poison to cats.

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       Cats need much more protein than humans, and the amount of vitamins and minerals required is different from that of humans, so it is not possible to measure cats’ food needs by human standards. Cats who eat human food for a long time will cause malnutrition, resulting in hair loss, uneven color, osteoporosis and other consequences.

       Excessive consumption of fish is also absolutely harmful to the health of cats. For example, tuna itself contains a lot of polyunsaturated fatty acids. It needs a lot of vitamin E to prevent fatty rancidity. If the cat eats the diet containing tuna for a long time, it may suffer from yellow adiposis. The performance of this disease is that there are many muscle bumps on the belly.

       Second, skillfully use the smell to edify

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       After taking the new cat home, directly put it in an isolated place. Don’t stay any longer, come out immediately, close the door, and say hello to the old cat according to the original home procedure.

       Leave the bag or cage containing the new cat at home instead of directly in front of the old cat and observe the old cat’s reaction. Some cats will be nervous, even attack the cage, some will growl, keep running away and running back, and others will be very curious and excited. Cat parents should pay attention to the observation, until the old cat completely lost interest in the cage, and then take away the cage. Stay with the old cat for a while and don’t go to see the new cat for a while. It needs some time to adapt to the environment in the isolation zone. This step is to make the old cat feel the new smell in the house first.

       If an old cat finds a cage and runs away and comes back, this is a typical performance. If the old cat shows a state of excitement, then the future of cats and cats is relatively optimistic. If the old cat attacks the cage, it is likely that it is more domineering, and even ready to fight a protracted war.

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       If you already have a cat and want to have another one, you should pay attention to the relationship between the two cats. The cat looks calm on the surface, but it is actually very jealous. If it is not handled properly, the old cat will feel that its sphere of influence has been invaded by the new cat, and then subconsciously rejects the new cat, and even treats the new cat with violence.

       Third, pay attention to exchange and isolation

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       After taking your new cat home at least an hour, you can bring some food to see the new cat. If this is your first contact with the cat, don’t try to get close to it, just talk to it gently and wait for it to come to you. But don’t stay too long, just 30 minutes to an hour.

       In the future, you can watch it several times a day, about an hour each time. If you touch a new cat, it’s better to wash your hands before approaching the old one. Even so, old cats may still be confused by the strange smell on you. After the new cat is familiar with the quarantine area and has established a basic trust in you and your family, let it out for a short time each day to familiarize it with the environment of the rest of the house.

       At this time, it is necessary to isolate the old cat, and it is not the same place to isolate the new cat. At the same time, it is better to have someone to accompany it, so as not to be too nervous. Then the new cat is sent back to the quarantine room, and the old cat is released to observe its behavior.

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       Pay attention to how much time the old cat spends sitting outside the door of the isolation room, or sniffing there. Only when the old cat is not hostile to the cage where the new cat is put, the smell of the new cat on you, or the door of the quarantine area, can you enter the second step. In this step, it should be noted that the old cat must be better. Play with it more, talk with it, feed it some delicious food by hand, pet it, and make it feel that its status at home and in your heart is not threatened.

       4. Correct initial contact

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       Limit contact between new and old cats. It can be seen through the glass door but can’t touch each other. It can also be that the door of the isolation area can be opened to let them touch their nose and paw, but they can’t touch each other greatly. If there is no one at home during the day, make sure that all the settings can achieve the purpose of limiting contact before going out, but there will not be any way to break through the barriers. When new and old cats are calm in this situation and rarely yell at each other or engage in aggressive behavior, the third step can be taken.

       Open the door of the quarantine area, let the new cat and the old cat meet, but do not deliberately introduce. One tip to note is that the door should be opened when the old cats are not near the quarantine area so that they can “accidentally meet” each other rather than “meet formally.”.

       Cat parents should closely observe their reactions. At this time, they may chase each other, but as long as there is no fierce fight, they can rest assured. If there is a fight, you can yell or spray water to separate. But do not use your hands to separate the fighting cat, it is easy to hurt people.

       In addition, when cats fight, they always sound more serious than the actual situation, because their calls are very sad, cat parents do not have to worry too much.

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       If there is enough space for the cat’s paws to stretch under the door of the quarantine area, then one or two steps are actually carried out at the same time. During this period, if you go home, the new cat and the old cat greet you at the same time, you must respond to the old cat first. New cats will understand that.

       5. Learn to step by step

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       It is suggested that this step should be carried out under the supervision of someone. First, it should be fully contacted once a day for a short period of time, gradually to many times and a short time, then a long time, and finally the whole day.

       In short, introducing new cats to old cats should be a gradual process, which requires patience. It is better to be cautious and slow than to be eager for success.

       In addition, pay attention to observe whether the cat has symptoms of mental stress, such as eating fast and then vomiting, over combing themselves, overeating and so on. But pulling urine all over the house, calling abnormally, hiding often for no reason and so on are signs of tension.

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       The first full day contact is best selected at the weekend, which is convenient for cat parents to observe and necessary intervention. Leave them alone at home all day long until you are confident that they will live in peace. Cats are proud animals, so separate bowls of water and cat litter are necessary.

       Generally speaking, through these processes, most cats at least get along well. On the whole, kittens may only take a few days, and adult cats may take as long as a month. As for whether they can become good friends, it depends on their fate.