I have tried twice to bring a second cat into the home. My 9 year old cat, Katy will become depressed and urinate on shoes and throw rugs every time. I end up finding a home for the second cat and after a week or so Katy returns to her old self, using litter box and wanting affection. My question is, are there some cats that will never tolerate another cat in the home?
Answer by M
First thing is that a week isn’t enough time for a 9 year old cat to adjust to a newbie. Most cats, when placed with new pets, act out, usually because of stress.
And, then, after some time, it slows down, and they go back to normal.
But, there are some cats that never adjust. My cat adjusted to another cat, but they both never really interacted with each other. Once I brought a kitten into the hosue, he spent 4 years HATING him. Never adjusted to him.
So, yes. Some cats wont adjust, but you need to give it a bit longer then a week.