- Sep 9, 2020
Brief synopsis of other threads:
- August 2020 - Brought 1 year old Jellybean home - male, neutered. We have a 7-9 year old cat named Ruthie, she's the resident cat. Her buddy died in 2020 and she was acting really sad so we talked to our vet and our vet said, "Maybe a second cat isn't a bad idea." At the shelter, JB was challenged by two other declawed cats Ruthie's age and backed down. We're like, "This is great, this might work." We checked with our vet because Ruthie has had idiopathic cystitis in the past but vet didn't think it would be an issue.
- September 2020 - Jellybean manages to escape the master bedroom twice, two fights break out - we immediately separate them and go back to introduction step 1, we get both cats checked out for injuries/medical issues, they're fine.
- October-December - Intros continue mostly with the door shut. We consult two vet behaviorists and follow their advice. Also plan on following the Cat Site advice about "exposure therapy" and now letting them see each other.
- October - July 2021 - A bunch of stuff comes up - we both get COVID bad, I almost lose my job from COVID economy, family member in the hospital, etc. JB develops a food allergy, weird growth in mouth, sees kitty dentist, then our main vet has x-rays and ultrasound done - finally we get him on the right food - Hills z/d (we tried id/other diets and wasn't working)