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I have a American short hair named Harley (M) he is a 1 1/2 Cat. 2 days ago i found a kitten(F) in an ally i took her to the vet and she said the kitten was about 2-4 weeks old. My problem is that my older cat is very violent and aggressive to the new kitten i found i don't want to have to give her to the SPCA. HELP i don't know how to get them not to fight

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your new kitten is very young indeed. I would definitely keep the cats separate for another few weeks or so, then i would start to slowly introduce the cats using the introduction system discussed here /introducing-cats.html

Don't worry if the situation is handled slowly and patiently then they should both get along.

You didn't mention if your male cat was neutered or not. if not then this would be a good idea as it will help to reduce the aggression as well.

best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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