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Hi,
I've recently adopted a female stray who's about 4 years old and has been spayed sometime ago. I've also got 2 cats at home one male & one female and they are about 1.5 years old.
When I brought the new cat home I've separated them for 5 days, however since we let them meet each other the two females are having problems. The new cat always acts tough to both of them especially to the other female one, not only she hisses at her but attack her sometimes, the other female seems scared and only hisses at the new cat. I think the new cat is also scared maybe that's why she's acting a bit aggressive to cover up her fear? Should I separate them again and start introduction process from scratch?

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Hi
yes re start the introduction time See here for some tips on this /introducing-cats.html

There may always be some spats as cats generally do not live in groups and so it is normal that there are occasional disagreements etc. However if the introduction process is done calmly and slowly it can help to build the confidence of the cats in each other so that they at the very least become less afraid of each other.

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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