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My 9 year old femail neutered siamese lives with a jack russell terrier & three young teenagers- quite happily - never scratchy or hissy - what is the best way to introduce a new kitten to home? she has never had kittens in the past, she is just a lovely pet, but she has been diagniosed with an aggressive tumor, & I wanted to get a kitten familiar with the house rules etc and thought Cleo would perhaps do this as she is very clever! any tips?  

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Hi
well the first thing would be to make sure that it is a male kitten, two non related females rarely get on.

Apart from that there is no best time but there is a way to introduce them so that they can get to know each other in a safe environment. Please see my page here

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I have many pages on my site which you may find of further interest one of which may be helpful for the youngsters to know how to bond with the new kitten so that a bond of trust can be made.

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I wish you all a happy Christmas and every success with your new kitten.

best wishes Kate
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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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