A relative of mine recently died. She had a 1 year old cat. I am the only relative she associated with. She asked me to take her cat and give it a good home with me. I have a 9 year old female cat who has had no real contact with other cats. How can I go about introducing these two cats.
Slowly. First bring the young cat to the vet for a check up. If all is well then try to keep them separated for a short while ( a week or so). You can use a baby gate. It would be better if they could see each other but not interact. After a week take away the barrier and give them time to adjust. Use a water gun if a cat fight breaks out but they will probably just hiss at each other for a while. Provide 2 litter boxes and 2 food dishes. vetcare