How to Introduce Companions to Each Other
By Brenda Barnette, General Manager
Two (or three) cats can be better than one! With two cats in your home, your family will be able to enjoy the true social nature of cats and their relationship with each other. Having a playmate provides companionship and active stimulation during your absence and keeps both cats more playful and youthful in their later years. How you prepare for the new cat’s arrival and how you manage the transition is very important.
Like most animals who live in groups, dogs establish their own social structure that serves to maintain order, reduce conflict and promote cooperation among pack members.
Dogs also establish territories, which they may defend against intruders. Of course, dogs’ social and territorial nature affects their behavior whenever a new dog is introduced to the household.