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Does your Single Cat Need a Friend? Tips for Getting Another Cat
How many cats do you have? Is one enough, or do you need at least two or more? Most people have more than one cat but… most people start off with just one.
We commonly get the question, such as this one sent by Jan Finley from Spartanburg, SC who asked, “Could you address the issue of obtaining another cat as a companion for my cat”?
This is a great topic. Thank you. This can be a difficult decision for many cat owners. And if you do it - it is important to do it right.
I have an article that has some great tips. It is called ” Doc, Tell me - Should I Get Another Cat? It gives you some really practical advice on what kind of cat, what age, sex, etc. might work best in your home.
Here is also some comments from pet lovers. Should I Get Another Cat? Cat Lovers Speak Out.
Then… if you already have cats - you may want to read this article - How Many Cats Are Too Many?
If you do get a second cat, you will have a better chance of the relationship working if you introduce the cats slowly.