I really believe in using Feliway spray and Rescue Remedy when introducing/calming cats. Spray the area where they are and where they will be and put the RR in the water of all cats involved (and consider taking some yourself). Put washcloths, towels other such stuff that the cats have been on (petted with, slept on etc) with the other cat/cats so they can get used to the odors. I am introducing two kittens....the new guy is spending a lot of time in a very large carrier where the other one can play with him and they can smell each other, talk to each other etc. Maybe you can figure out something simular....maybe a screen door?? And have a safe place for the FIV+ to stay after brief visits with the regular crew....meeting and greeting can be exhausting and can go sour quickly. None of them (again, including you) need that kind of stress.
Good luck. It will work. New thought: Are they going to be using the same litter box? If so, try putting some of M&M's "leavings" in the others' box and visa versa. Not a lot but just enough over a period of time to let them adjust. On Jul 31, 2008, at 9:12 PM, April and Jay wrote: > Hello! Tomorrow we are going to bring our FIV+ cat M&M into our > house. He is staying in our camper right now. We are going to keep > him in a bedroom for a few weeks before we introduce him to our FIv- > crew. Is there any tips, advice etc. anyone can give me? Thanks! > April > > ________________________________________ > PeoplePC Online > A better way to Internet > http://www.peoplepc.com > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org