How to make cats get along

DO YOUR CATS FIGHT?

How to make cats get along

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Reduce levels of stress with FELIWAY

  • FELIWAY Diffuser helps in multi-cat households where there is tension between cats by decreasing overall stress. 
  • Clinically proven to help reduce signs of tension
  • Plug the Diffuser in where cats spend most of their time
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Follow cohabitation “golden rules”

  • Duplicate: each cat must have its own food bowl, water bowl, litter box, scratching post
  • Separate: your cats’ “dining rooms” and “bathrooms” need to be apart. Make sure each of your cats has somewhere to retreat
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Conflict management

  • No punishment! This just reinforces conflict
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If conflicts cause signs like urine spraying or scratching, use FELIWAY as well

  • Apply FELIWAY Spray on affected areas

We recommend:

FELIWAY Diffuser

Plug in where your cats spend most of their time for at least 30 days

FELIWAY Spray

Can be used as additional support. If cats are spraying or scratching, apply to affected areas

Why do cats living together fight?

First be sure to recognise your cats’ language. Fighting and playing can look sometimes very similar.

ARE YOUR CATS BEST FRIENDS

If your cats are just playing, they should be silent, with gentle biting, retracted claws, and chasing both ways.

So if you see your cats biting seriously, fighting with claws, if you hear screams, or if chasing is only one way, they are not best friends.

The usual cause of conflict is competition for resources.

Cats don’t like to share: food bowl, water bowl, litter box, scratching post. Give each cat their own food bowl, water bowl, litter box, etc. Put them in separate areas to avoid tension caused by competition (to separate, you can put bowls on different levels: one on the floor and one on a higher spot).

Another potential cause of tension is rapid introduction of a new cat. Cats need time to adjust to a new friend.

When there is tension between your cats, it will not resolve with time.

Cats do not reconcile after conflict. Instead, tension remains permanent with subtle signs such as blocking, staring and avoidance. 

Using FELIWAY will help reduce levels of tension in your household. Use several Diffusers if cats use different rooms.