Never Add Other New Pets Before The New Cat Has Settled In
Cats, like the rest of us, need time to adjust to change, and a new cat home, like a new job or new car, is a huge change that isn’t yet a comfort zone. Additional distractions such as other new animal personalities placed into the mix just delay the process.
“If you are looking to expand your pet family beyond your newly adopted cat, do plenty of research first,” says Hovav. “Consult with behavior experts,” and/or your own vet, about how and when—and even if—you should introduce another cat, dog or other new pets to your newly acquired kitty, who might ultimately enjoy animal companionship, but may do better as an only pet.