My cat Spookie has been the only cat in the house for the past 5 years. She is not the friendliest of cats, is skittish, timid, screams/hisses/growls if other cats are around and she still has CLAWS. But I love her still.
My boyfriend on the other hand has a nice, calm, friendly cat that IS declawed.
We will be combining households in the near future but I\'m really afraid of how the cats will get along.
My biggest fear is that my cat will claw the heck out of the new cat and scream and growl all the time. We tried an introduction before and it did not go well. I realize it must be extremely stressful for both cats but I dont\' want to see any cats injured in the introduction process.
In preparation for the introduction I recently tried the pheremone spray and the plug ins to see if that calmed my cat down at all. It helped a little but I tend to think it\'ll be all out the window when I actually bring the new cat into my house.
I hate the thought of medicating my cat to calm her down but is there anything a vet can prescribe for \"mean\" cats?
Additionally, what other suggestions can you offer to help the transition go well for both cats (and the parents)?