Planning to add a cat to your household? The introduction process is extremely important. First impressions can be lasting impressions for felines. Doing this step correctly in proper order will benefit you and your cat greatly.
In the wild cats take great care to prevent chance encounters with other cats through scent-marking behaviors. By them “reading” the marked areas, cats can tell who was there last and at what time the spot was last visited. The territory can then be used by different cats at different times of the day–the feline version of time-sharing. In order to get your cat used to the idea of sharing the home turf with another feline, a gradual introduction is a must.
Time and patience are the keys to successfully introducing a new cat into the household.