Caring for Multiple Cats

Do you have more than one kitty? Cats can be best friends, but that isn’t always the case. It may take your furry buddies some time to go from hissing at one another to synchronized napping. Read on as a local Conyers, GA vet offers tips on caring for more than one furball.

Litterboxes

If you have more than one feline, you’ll need more than one litterbox. We recommend one box per cat, plus at least one extra. Kitties hate sharing bathrooms!

Toys

Offer your pets a variety of toys, and play with them regularly. This is important for several reasons. First and foremost, toys allow your kitties to take their aggression out on something other than each other. Those fun play sessions will also entertain your four-legged pals, help keep them active and healthy, and offer them mental stimulation. Plus, it will hopefully tire them out a bit. We all know what happens when cats get tired: naptime!

Good Vibrations

If your cats don’t seem to be getting along, you may need to more or less trick them into becoming friends. Offer your pets treats and attention when they are together. We also recommend playing with them at the same time. If Fluffy and Gizmo start to realize that good things happen when they are around each other, they may become much more amicable.

Veterinary Care

Just like people, cats can get grumpy if they don’t feel well. Keep your furballs on the same schedule for exams, vaccinations, and parasite control.

Making Friends

First impressions are very important to kitties! When you bring a new cat home, keep your pets separated for a while. Introductions should be made slowly and carefully.

Purrniture

If you get cat furniture, make sure that it can fit all of your feline pals at once. Otherwise, Fluffy and Gizmo may fight over who gets to use the cat tower!

Time

Cats are creatures of habit, and usually don’t like change. It can take your furry buddies up to a year to truly become friends. Be patient, and keep making efforts to help your pets get along. Even if your feline friends never become best buds, they should at least learn to tolerate each other.

Do you have questions about cat care? Please reach out to us, your local Conyers, GA pet hospital, for all of your pets’ veterinary care needs.

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