I have had this cat, Shadow, since she was a kitten. When she was younger a younger family member pushed her off maybe a

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Customer: I have had this cat, Shadow, since she was a kitten. When she was younger a younger family member pushed her off maybe a 1ft and a half coffee table. She didn't get hurt but ever since that day she has been hostile towards others except for My mom, grandma, and myself. Fast forward to day and we I recently received a Savannah cat, Bruno, who's super friendly and chill. Needless to say Shadow is very Hostile towards Bruno. We've been distancing the two and while one is out the other is in my mom's room. We'll switch off about every hour so both cats can enjoy themselves. I just don't know If I'm doing the right thing
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Answered by Dr4Cats in 13 mins 2 years ago
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This is Dr. Cynthia. Thank you for contacting us. I will try to help with your concerns.

Ahh thank you
no I would not like to call

Thank you for the description of your issue.

Is your question about the cats accepting each other, or about Shadow's hostility in general?

Kinda both. I'm not too familiar with Cats honestly

Shadow is unlikely to ever accept the other cat.

The Savannah is going to be a lifelong challenge. Not just for Shadow, but for all of you.

And I do know cats.

What do you think we should do?

If you are going to keep the Savannah, which I would suggest you not, you should provide Shadow a safe place of her own. Any room or area where she tends to spend most of her time. Keep her food, water, and litterbox in that room, and keep the other cat out.

When the cats have access to the common areas do not force interaction. I would imagine Shadow will retreat to her "safe" place.

Ahh ok thank you

Let me know if you have other questions.

Kind regards....

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