Need some Advice
I am doing to just give the details, the first Discussion I typed timed out because it was too long, lol.
Introducing 2 female cats
I have a 4 years old cat since 2 years.
2 weeks ago I adopted a 1 year old cat.
I have followed Jackson Galaxy's method on introducing two
cats. I have taken it really slow; I allowed them to see each other AFTER
introducing scent, peeping through doors and sharing meal times across the
door. In short, I did all my research on introducing both.
Now when I allowed both kitties in one room my problem is,
They just sit there hissing and growling at each other. None
of both came forward to at least sniff one another. None of both attacked each
other (Thanks Goodness) But only the hissing and growling continues whenever
they face each other. The result is my older/resident cat just backs off and
moves out of the room slowly as if she gets scared of the new kitty. This has
been happening from 5 days. Same thing.
Is this normal?
If this running away continues how will they get closer,
sniff each other and make friends?
Am I doing something wrong?
Do I have to do something else?
Sorry for the long post, Please guide me.
Please help! Two cats have died of Renal Failure! Need advice...
Hi. I have lost two cats in the past 5 months. I know I am going to
cry the whole time I write this. :( I have owned a cats my whole life,
so this is not something I am new at or a lack of knowledge. I rescued
a cat from the humane society at 10 months old. She lived with us for a
year and 3 months. Georgia was a dilute calico, ragdoll, and maybe
some coon. She was the most amazing cat I have ever owned. I noticed
that she never really peed a lot but didn't think too much about it
because she was on the petite side. But she really peed a fourth of
amount than my other cat did. She peed consistently, just not a huge
amount. I noticed she stopped grooming herself, had lost weight, and
didn't want to eat. She was kinda acting weird for a week, but nothing
to give off that I knew she was sick per say. I took her to the vet and
they ran blood work and she was in renal failure. Her levels were off
the charts on some of the things. She was dying and they said it was
best to put her down. Worst day ever! She died the day before
Thanksgiving. I didn't understand how this could happen. The vet
mentioned something toxic and we went through the typical list and
nothing made sense. I don't have plants, no meds on the floor or for
her to get access to, no antifreeze, etc. She was an indoor only cat as
well. I know that when I look back on pictures now, I can see 3 weeks
prior that her fur didn't look as nice as normal, etc. I didn't notice
anything during the time though as a red flag. Her breath had turned to
smelling bad over a few months, but didn't think too much about that
because pet's breath aren't the best smelling things.
I researched galore on what could have happened. Read about how dry
food diet are hard on kidney, looked up any toxin possible, read how a
water fountain promotes more drinking to hydrate kidneys, etc. I knew I
wanted a ragdoll so I sought out a reparable breeder. I didn't go to
joe smoe, but someone who knew what they were doing, had lots of
history, everything checked out. We got a kitten from her. We did get
the kitten pretty fast after Georgia because my youngest son was having
an extremely hard time with her loss. Samson, the new kitten, arrived.
He stayed in my room for the first two weeks with a little supervised
downstairs time. We finally let him out during the day when we were out
more. He was so little and our house was so big, I was paranoid that
he would pee somewhere on accident or get lost, so I watched him like a
hawk. Plus, he was like a dog. He never left my side, ever! We had
guest come into town, so he was babied all day long and no one let him
out of their site because they wanted to be with him. He ate expensive
food (dry and wet) and had a new water fountain. I did everything to
make sure this cat was not going to have a problem! Within 2 weeks and 5
days of having him, he seemed to not feel good. My vet friend said it
was probably upset tummy from the different wet food. I thought he was
dying because I just did this and was SO paranoid! He threw up a tiny
bit two times. The next morning was the same. I knew something was
wrong in my gut. I took him to the vet ER. They did an x-ray and blood
work. He did have wet gas in his belly, but his bloodwork said KIDNEY
FAILURE! I can not tell you how devastated I felt and shocked. Vet and
I went through the whole toxic thing again. He tells me it doesn't
sound like you have anything. The kitten had been in my room and in the
our living room/kitchen only. He was always with someone too. HOW IS
THIS HAPPENING AGAIN!?!?!?! The vet told me that my identical situation
happened to his wife and him and they are both vets. He said he
thought it was really bad luck. Samson died 3 weeks after we got him.
flipped my house upside down praying to find something so I can just
know why! Nothing! Nothing is here! I have gone through theories
galore about it. Is it the tap water, is it something in my hard wood
floors, is my house poisoned somehow, etc. I have come to a dead end on
every theory. I am so scared to get a cat and have something happen
again. I have been reassured by many that it is not going to happen and
it what was it was. Our breeder is replacing the kitten with a little
older one that will be from a different mother and father eventually. I
don't know what I am looking for as far as an answer, but I just wanted
to know if anyone has ever had something like this happen or ideas of
what it could be. Also, I do have a dog that has lived in our current
house for 2 years. None of my cleaning habits or products have changed
either. I did have a cat for 13 years before. The only difference is
we are in a new house that we rent.
This is an extremely hard and sensitive thing for me
to share and tell a bunch of people. I appreciate anything you can
offer me. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
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