Important considerations for multi-cat homes

July 21, 2023

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Being the owner of multiple cats can be extremely rewarding, yet it does come with its own set of challenges. Our Vet has put together some tips and advice on how owners of multiple cats can keep things harmonious.

Provide enough resources

Cats will share if they have to, but most prefer not to. A simple way to reduce tension amongst cats is to ensure each has their own food bowl, water bowl, sleeping area and litter box. This will prevent stress and competition.


To help release energy, ensure each cat has plenty of opportunities for playtime and exercise whilst at home with you. This will keep them happy and healthy and prompt the release of the feel good hormones, endorphins. Most cats also love vertical spaces, so anything you can provide for them to climb – such as a cat tree or shelves – will help to provide each cat with sufficient space and prevent squabbles.


Whether you are introducing a new cat to your household, or encouraging your pets to become comfortable with each other, patience is key. Introductions should be made slowly, ideally getting each cat used to the others scent before they meet for the first time, and cats should always have escape routes and hidey holes to which they can retreat if they need a little alone time. Try using positive reinforcement training methods with each cat and don’t rush this stage. Taking the time to enforce positive interactions amongst your cats will benefit your family in the long run.

Neutering & Vet Checks

Choosing to neuter your cats prevents unwanted litters and reduces territorial, aggressive behaviour. Ask our team for more information on cat neutering.

Our Vet also recommends annual check-ups for your cats. These health checks help them to stay healthy for longer and keeps them up to date with annual vaccinations.

In conclusion, owning multiple cats can be a rewarding experience, but it’s important to take steps to ensure that all cats are happy and comfortable in their living situation.

If you need any more info on enrichment, introductions or any of the other suggestions in this article, or if your cats are exhibit signs of stress or other behavioural problems, contact our team and we will be happy to help

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