There is a very common problem when introducing a new cat into a home where you already have a cat. The two cats just don't get along at all. They will fight, claw each other, bite, and cause you to worry. You want your two pets to like each other get along but now you are just worried about the two of them hurting each other. Find out what you can do that will help your two cats get along better.
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If your two cats aren't getting along right now, keep them separate during the day while you are gone. This will keep them from hurting each other when you are not around to stop it. Have separate feeding bowls, water bowls, and litter boxes. The original cat will be very territorial. He or she won't want to share with another cat. Separating the two will help cut down on some of the tension. Let cats be around each other for a few hours a day while you are watching them. Discipline them if they start to fight. Be very strict and punish the one that is attacking the other one. Try to get your cats to play together. Use a toy that both enjoy and see if they can get along. Sometimes they get into the play and forget about fighting with each other.
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Try to show the cats equal attention. Don't make your old cat jealous by showering attention on your new cat. Part of the tension and conflict is that the old cat feels ignored. Buy something new that both will enjoy. A good purchase is something like a cat tree. Both will be able to play with it and one won't be able to horde it.
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Sometimes your cats will become friends and sometimes they will eventually tolerate each other. Stick with the plan until things improve.