Paws Guided Reading - New Cat Introductions

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This is a guided reading about introducing a cat to their new home and/or new feline companion. The PAWS resource sheets on this topic are located here: http://www. Paws. Org/help-new-cat-adjust. Html http://www. Paws. Org/introducing-cat-to-cat. Html Please review them before taking the quiz and refer to them during.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or false - If there are no existing cats or dogs in the new home, the new cat/kitten does not need to be confined
    • A. 

      True - the cat/kitten can immediately have free run of the house

    • B. 

      False - the cat/kitten should be restricted to one room while he/she adjusts

  • 2. 
    If your new cat/kitten hides, should you pull him/her out of the hiding spot?
    • A. 

      Yes, he/she needs to interact with you to bond

    • B. 

      No, as long as he/she is safe, eating/drinking and using the litter box, it's better to allow him/her to come to you

  • 3. 
    How long should you allow for the new cat to adjust?
    • A. 

      Several hours

    • B. 

      Several days

    • C. 

      Several weeks

  • 4. 
    If you're going to allow the new adult cat to go outside, how long should you wait?
    • A. 

      Several days

    • B. 

      A week

    • C. 

      A month or more

  • 5. 
    If you're going to allow the new kitten to go outside, how long should you wait?
    • A. 

      A week

    • B. 

      A month

    • C. 

      Until he/she is grown

  • 6. 
    How long do we recommend you wait before introducing your new cat to your current cat (assuming neither cat is showing aggression at the door)?
    • A. 

      A few hours

    • B. 

      A few days

    • C. 

      About a week

  • 7. 
    After introduction, how long might it take for the cats to become friends?
    • A. 

      Several days

    • B. 

      Several weeks

    • C. 

      Eight to twelve months

  • 8. 
    True or false - Your cats will become friends with a slow and careful introduction
    • A. 

      True - a proper introduction will make buddies

    • B. 

      False - some cats will become friends, but others may just tolerate each other and some may never get along, but a careful introduction will give them the best chance possible