How to make cats get along


How to make cats get along


Follow "golden rules" to help cats live together

  • Enough resources per cat: each cat must have their own food bowl, water bowl, litter box and scratching post
  • Spread resources around the house.  Make sure each of your cats has their own hiding and resting space
  • Your cats’ “dining rooms” and “bathrooms” need to be separated
  • Short of space?  Use the whole room.  You can put some bowls higher up and some lower down to create separate spaces

Conflict management 

  • DO NOT punish your cats when they show signs of conflict
  • This would cause stress and therefore lead to more conflict
  • Provide enough resources and space as stated above
  • Provide more than one method of escape (exits) in each room
  • Also consider providing covered walkways or tunnels so cats can get around and avoid conflict
  • Provide plenty of places to hide/rest and perch

Restore harmony with FELIWAY Friends 

  • Sends “harmony messages” to help cats get along better
  • Clinically proven to help reduce signs of tension or conflict
  • Even if cats have been fighting for years 
  • Plug the diffuser where cats spend most of their time
  • 30-Day money back guarantee

If conflicts cause signs like urine spraying or scratching, also use FELIWAY 

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Why do cats living together fight?

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


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