Yes, it sounds like a very typical reaction for cats just getting to know each other. They see each other as strangers, and it can take a while for them to accept that this cat will be there every day. Your five-year-old cat might also see the new guy as competition for your love and attention and be jealous for a while. The good news is that they do get over it and eventually the hissing and hiding will taper off. It can take some patience and putting up with some hissing, sulking or fights, but most of the time it works out.
I have a 70-day old cat, and today, we brought in a younger, 40-day old cat. The younger one is really scared since this is a new home. When she’s eating or playing, he will come in, start sniffing her and paw slap her. At first, she didn't react but now she is slapping a bit back, and he hisses; she only hisses when he slaps her. I don't know if this is normal, because when she starts hissing, I take him out of my room. What should I do?
I have a one-year-old male cat named Hector. Recently, I found a lonely female kitten across the street, and took her in. Hector has been so jealous. He hisses at the kitten, bully her sometimes when am not around also. I try to bring them together and play with them, but Hector keeps hissing, not friendly at all! I’m scared! What should I do to make Hector like the new kitten?
We recently found out our cat has been eating and sleeping at a neighbor's and not coming home most nights. When he does come home, he takes a nap, eats and then howls to leave. When he does eventually pop in I try to stroke him but he arches his back so I can't touch him. He’s always been very loved by my family. He’s always had attention and is spoiled. He used to sleep with us every night. Why has he suddenly changed? It seems as though he can’t stand to be around us.
My cat laid in a flower pot all day yesterday, and never got out to my knowledge, because he was in the same position as when I left. My family and I took him inside because we were worried, and he went straight upstairs into my daughter's room, laying in the the corner, and went back there if someone moved him. He has recently become an outside cat too. What does this mean?
For the last three days, my five-year-old male neutered cat indoor/outdoor has been walking very low to the ground, almost like he is getting ready to pounce on something. He is eating and drinking, but this is not normal for him to walk like this inside. It’s almost like he scared of something. Should I be concerned?
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