Caring for Multiple Cats

Caring for Multiple Cats

Do you have more than one kitty? Are you considering getting your feline a buddy to keep her company while you are out? Cats are all very unique, and, just like people, they all have their own purrsonalities. Some kitties can become the best of friends, and will happily play together and snuggle up together. However, this isn’t always the case. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet discusses caring for multiple cats.

Purrsonalities

When it comes to ensuring that your pets get along, making the right match is half the battle. Getting two kittens is ideal: Fluffy and Mittens will likely bond quickly, and will grow up playing and napping together. If your resident kitty is an adult, consider getting a kitten: cats often have much more patience for youngsters than they older cats. If you have a senior cat, you may want to get an older cat: your pets will likely be more interested in napping than attacking one another. Or, get two kittens: the little ones can play together, leaving your older feline in peace.

Litterboxes

Cats hate sharing litterboxes! We recommend getting one box per furball. You’ll also want to provide at least one extra.

Veterinary Care

Keep your feline companions on the same schedule for veterinary care and parasite control. Otherwise, the fleas may hop off Fluffy and jump right onto Mittens! Ask your vet for more information.

Food

Your cats may be able to share a water bowl, but they should each have their own food dishes. If Fluffy and Mittens have different nutritional needs, you may need to feed your kitties separately. Ask your vet for specific nutritional recommendations.

Jealous Furballs

Kitties can get very jealous and territorial. Make sure to pay equal attention to all of your feline pals. Having group play sessions can also help your pets form positive associations with one another. It’s also important to provide plenty of toys, so your furry friends don’t argue over whose turn it is to play with the catnip mouse. If you get a cat tower, choose one that can fit both—or all—of your cats at once.

Please contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, for all of your kitties’ veterinary care needs. We are always here to help!

Comments are closed.

Website Designed & Developed by DVMelite | All Rights Reserved | Login

Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Our patients come in all shapes and sizes at Arapahoe! Hunter the Brussels Griffon weighs in at just 7.5 pounds! | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #littlecutie #smalldoglove #brusselsgriffon #dogsofinstgram #brusselsgriffoninstagram #doglove #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Our patients come in all shapes and sizes at Arapahoe! Hunter the Brussels Griffon weighs in at just 7.5 pounds! | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #littlecutie #smalldoglove #brusselsgriffon #dogsofinstgram #brusselsgriffoninstagram #doglove #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado"
    12
    0
  • Winnie saw Dr. Smith today for a recheck after her spay last week. We are happy to report she's doing very well and just as sweet as ever! ❤️ | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #dogsofinstgram #englishbulldog #puppylove #englishbulldogpuppy #englishbulldoglove #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Winnie saw Dr. Smith today for a recheck after her spay last week. We are happy to report she's doing very well and just as sweet as ever! ❤️ | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #dogsofinstgram #englishbulldog #puppylove #englishbulldogpuppy #englishbulldoglove #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado"
    31
    3
  • LeRoy was such a good little student with Dr. Smith and Camille! 🐶 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #bouldervets #welovepets #dogsofinstgram #babybulldog #oldeenglishbulldogge #oldenglishbulldoggesofinstagram #oldeenglishbulldoggepuppy #puppylove #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "LeRoy was such a good little student with Dr. Smith and Camille! 🐶 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #bouldervets #welovepets #dogsofinstgram #babybulldog #oldeenglishbulldogge #oldenglishbulldoggesofinstagram #oldeenglishbulldoggepuppy #puppylove #boulder #colorado"
    21
    1
  • Snow in May... anything goes in Colorado! ❄️ | #wildcolorado #snowinmay #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #bouldervets #animalhospital #springsnowstorm #downtownboulder #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Snow in May... anything goes in Colorado! ❄️ | #wildcolorado #snowinmay #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #bouldervets #animalhospital #springsnowstorm #downtownboulder #boulder #colorado"
    12
    0
  • Happy Mother's Day from our family to yours! 💜 | #mothersday #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #bouldervets #petlove #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Mother's Day from our family to yours! 💜 | #mothersday #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #bouldervets #petlove #boulder #colorado"
    8
    0
  • Flashback to what was *hopefully* our last snowstorm in April! ❄️ | #flashbackfriday #snowstorm #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital #downtownboulder #bouldervets #dogsofinstgram #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Flashback to what was *hopefully* our last snowstorm in April! ❄️ | #flashbackfriday #snowstorm #aah #arapahoeanimalhospital #downtownboulder #bouldervets #dogsofinstgram #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #boulder #colorado"
    12
    0
  • Did you know we see exotic pets? Dr. Smith and Andrew took great care of Totoro the Bearded Dragon today. We hope she starts feeling better soon! 💚 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #exoticvet #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado #downtownboulder #beardeddragon #beardiesofinstagram

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Did you know we see exotic pets? Dr. Smith and Andrew took great care of Totoro the Bearded Dragon today. We hope she starts feeling better soon! 💚 | #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #exoticvet #bouldervets #welovepets #boulder #colorado #downtownboulder #beardeddragon #beardiesofinstagram"
    17
    2
  • Happy Sunday! Has your dog tried our Doggie Day Care yet? Located at our Main hospital and open 7 days a week, Arapahoe Day Care provides a safe & fun environment for your pup to play & relax! Featured here is Hans the Dachshund, one of our weekly regulars. He can't get enough play time with us! ❤️| #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #welovepets #dogsofinstgram #dachshundsofinstagram #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Sunday! Has your dog tried our Doggie Day Care yet? Located at our Main hospital and open 7 days a week, Arapahoe Day Care provides a safe & fun environment for your pup to play & relax! Featured here is Hans the Dachshund, one of our weekly regulars. He can't get enough play time with us! ❤️| #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #doggiedaycare #boulderdoggiedaycare #welovepets #dogsofinstgram #dachshundsofinstagram #boulder #colorado"
    16
    0
  • Recently we had an extra Doctor in the hospital... Dr. Pepper the 8-year-old Labrador Retriever Mix! Dr. Smith loved having another Doctor in the house! 😉 #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #doctorlove #downtownboulder #welovepets #labsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #bouldervets #boulder #colorado

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Recently we had an extra Doctor in the hospital... Dr. Pepper the 8-year-old Labrador Retriever Mix! Dr. Smith loved having another Doctor in the house! 😉 #arapahoeanimalhospital #aah #doctorlove #downtownboulder #welovepets #labsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #bouldervets #boulder #colorado"
    14
    0
  • Happy Earth Day from our furry family to yours! 🐶🐱 | #earthday #aah #bouldervets #welovepets #petlove #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado #aahaaccreditedhospital #aaha

    arapahoeanimalhospital: "Happy Earth Day from our furry family to yours! 🐶🐱 | #earthday #aah #bouldervets #welovepets #petlove #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #arapahoeanimalhospital #boulder #colorado #aahaaccreditedhospital #aaha"
    7
    0