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    advice on new kitten and older cat

    so got my new kitten last nite my cat is NOT impressed she has been hissing and grawling all the time she wont come any where near when i do get near her she attacks me we a wacking claw and hisses gonna be hard few days only got couple hours kip last nite. Anyone else who has completed this change did your cat do the same to you and should i tell my orignal cat sophie off when she is attacking me and hissing and growling at annie?? cheers for any advice

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    I would just leave them both alone til they have both got used to the idea of each other,there will always be a pecking order between animals and they have to sort that out

    I had this problem once but once ignored and left to get on with it they soon sorted it out (make sure kitty doesnt get hurt)

    good luck

    Original Poster

    at the mo me and annie are in the bedroom and sophie is hiding behind chair in living room growling i have shut the hallway door so i could get couple hours kip at 4am this morning and have shut it again now as annie wants to play and investigate but she keeps trying to go behind chair im afraid she will get hurt so think i might keep them seperate untill this afternoon and hope sophie calms down a bit

    The older cat has to show dominance to the little one just let them get on with it just make sure the kitten does not get hurt and they will work it out .But be aware that some cats will never get on and just tolerate each other. Good luck:thumbsup:

    Had similar problem, and was advised to keep them in seperate rooms, and swap them about so they got used to each others smell. Took a little time and the older one still puts her in place every now and again, but most of the time they are fine - in fact they gang up on any stray cat that ventures in to our garden.
    Good luck and enjoy :thumbsup:

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    mikebike;5970231

    The older cat has to show dominance to the little one just let them get … The older cat has to show dominance to the little one just let them get on with it just make sure the kitten does not get hurt and they will work it out .But be aware that some cats will never get on and just tolerate each other. Good luck:thumbsup:



    :thumbsup::thumbsup::santa:

    I had similar prob but to my surprise it was the new kitten that was not happy with my eldest cat when we got her. Prior to this i had two cats, mother and son, who hated each other. The mother died and we got a kitten and i thought it would be the eldest cat who would cause trouble due to his spats with his mum, but he actually did not bother with her. She was the one that was hissing every time he came into the room, however, after a week or so (prob less) when she got used to her new surroundings she actually got to like him and now they play fight all the time.

    Just give them time to get used to each other. Hopefully, they will start to get one.

    put them in a ring and let them fight to the death! .......just kidding

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    cheers all i know its usual for the cats to spit and growl at each other for a little while but just wanted to see if its usual for the older cat to hit out at owner whenever she goes near her?

    bellows;5970875

    cheers all i know its usual for the cats to spit and growl at each other … cheers all i know its usual for the cats to spit and growl at each other for a little while but just wanted to see if its usual for the older cat to hit out at owner whenever she goes near her?



    Don't feed it it'll then realise who the master is again it's harsh but it will prob work as it'll need to come to you :thumbsup:

    Don't bite the hand that feeds.....

    bellows;5970875

    cheers all i know its usual for the cats to spit and growl at each other … cheers all i know its usual for the cats to spit and growl at each other for a little while but just wanted to see if its usual for the older cat to hit out at owner whenever she goes near her?



    Not that I'm an expert by any means but I would've thought this is normal- her territory has been compromised so she's probably exerting it to everyone she comes in contact with to show them 'who's boss'

    It's normal for her to lash out at you, she's annoyed with you for bringing another cat into her territory. My friend brought her new kitten around to show us and my male cat whilst he was polite to the kitten, keeping his distance and not hissing etc, sulked with me for a few days after she went home, a more experienced cat owner told me he would blame me for the unusual smell in his territory. Some cats are just touchy I guess! Good luck with the kitten, I'd love to get one but that experience put me off, would be interested to know how long it takes for your cat to settle down with both you and the kitten?

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    leopardspots;5971021

    It's normal for her to lash out at you, she's annoyed with you for … It's normal for her to lash out at you, she's annoyed with you for bringing another cat into her territory. My friend brought her new kitten around to show us and my male cat whilst he was polite to the kitten, keeping his distance and not hissing etc, sulked with me for a few days after she went home, a more experienced cat owner told me he would blame me for the unusual smell in his territory. Some cats are just touchy I guess! Good luck with the kitten, I'd love to get one but that experience put me off, would be interested to know how long it takes for your cat to settle down with both you and the kitten?



    i will keep u updated the person who i got the kitten from said if it didnt work out i could bring her back but i really really hope it works out

    I would suggest you dont make a fuss of Annie when Sophie is around, its gonna be a tough few days. Stick it out though and it will be worth it.

    Humphman;5970327

    Had similar problem, and was advised to keep them in seperate rooms, and … Had similar problem, and was advised to keep them in seperate rooms, and swap them about so they got used to each others smell.



    This sounds really good advice.
    I had one cat for years and she got very spoilt. But a kitten turned up in my garden one day. Didnt even have a proper set of teeth it was so young so I decided to take it in. From day one the older cat hated the younger one. She never became friends with it. The younger one just learnt to stay out of striking distance.
    If I attempted the same again I would rub a cloth/flannel/teatowel on each cat and then place the cloth from the opposite cat near the food bowl when they were given food. Hopefully to create a feeling that the smell of the other cat was a good thing.

    Dont know if it would work but worth a try. Let them mingle when you are around. Good luck. Kitten looks gorgeous.

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    cheers woolym i just hope they do become friends

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    aww can we have some more pics of the kitten and the grumpy cat too!

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    bykergrove;5974901

    aww can we have some more pics of the kitten and the grumpy cat too!



    okay but annie has been sleeping for past 4 hrs so only got couple more of her sleeping again im gonna have to post links and then if someone wants they can load them onto page

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    bellows;5974936

    okay but annie has been sleeping for past 4 hrs so only got couple more … okay but annie has been sleeping for past 4 hrs so only got couple more of her sleeping again im gonna have to post links and then if someone wants they can load them onto page



    ok i'll do it for you

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    bellows;5975079

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    awwwwwwwwwww i love both of them!

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    Shoot the older one

    You already have a replacement

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    bykergrove;5975138

    awwwwwwwwwww i love both of them!



    thanx for sorting pics rep left for ya and yeah they are both lovely just hope they do make friends

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    bellows;5975280

    thanx for sorting pics rep left for ya and yeah they are both lovely just … thanx for sorting pics rep left for ya and yeah they are both lovely just hope they do make friends



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    Original Poster

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    bellows;5975387



    the reason its not working is cause HUKD is putting ... in the address to the pic... i guess you copied and pasted from the links you already posted?

    you are doing it correctly... but try this,

    get the link form photobucket and try again.

    Original Poster

    i do that but then nothing happens when i press ok it just goes and nothing in the message

    Bellow hun don't worry I'm sure it will be fine. When we got another cat my older one gave is a thumping evry time he went near for a bout a week. they soon settle down. best just left to get on with it in my experiance.

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    jennybubbles;5975622

    Bellow hun don't worry I'm sure it will be fine. When we got another cat … Bellow hun don't worry I'm sure it will be fine. When we got another cat my older one gave is a thumping evry time he went near for a bout a week. they soon settle down. best just left to get on with it in my experiance.



    cheers jen its only been 1 day suppose i just have to be patient but i wanna give my baby sophie a cuddle and reasure her but she wont let me get near her

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    nikkib123;5975819

    I have just found a cat in my back garden - thought it was a fox - … I have just found a cat in my back garden - thought it was a fox - properly frightened the life out of me!



    bless what u doing outside you should be watching bb
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