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    So I got the best 4 month old kitten from the shelter. She had such a funny and sweet personality. I've had her now for about 2 months, making her roughly 6 months old. My roommate and I decided to get a second cat. We adopted one from the pound. She's 5 months old. We tried to get them so that they were close in age so they'd both have the same desire to play.
    The new cat wants so badly to be friends with my old cat but she just isn't having it. My old cat acts like she is so mad at me and that makes me really sad. Her personality is a lot different now that the new cat's here.

    I know this process takes time. I just don't like seeing my old cat unhappy. I'm hoping they can eventually get along and my old cat's sweet personality comes back soon. I miss her.
    -24.

    -Started having symptoms in May 2009.


    -Doing pretty well on diet alone.

  • #2
    Don't worry, sweetie!! Your sweet kitty will come back. We have 2 cats and the exact same thing happened. You're right on the money saying it will take time. Your first cat just sees the new one as an intruder. But with lots of love from you she'll find out she's still loved AND she has a new playmate. Just give it time. But I know how hard it is!! Love those kitties!!!!!
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    Lexapro-20 mg
    Aciphex
    Ambien-as needed
    Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
    Valium-10 mg x2 per day
    Phenergan-1 at night
    Prelief w/everything
    Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

    Currents treatments that help somewhat:
    Heating pad
    Hot baths
    Ice
    Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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    • #3
      It definitely does take time. But I've seen instances where no matter how much time has passed, it's possible for two cats to just never get along. A few years ago when I lived with my parents, we brought a new cat into the house. No matter how much time we gave them, they NEVER got along. One cat was actually REALLY mean and aggressive towards the other cat. It was really sad and we basically had to keep them both separate at all times. Definitely hoping that doesn't happen with these kitties!
      -24.

      -Started having symptoms in May 2009.


      -Doing pretty well on diet alone.

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      • #4
        That usually is evident at the beginning, the aggressiveness, I mean. Don't worry!! I had 2 cats when I was single and one WAS aggressive. But they eventually learned to love each other and they would both sleep on the bed with me!!! Which kind of became an issue when I met my husband, lol!! But we ALL got used to it!! Don't let your mind go to worst case scenarios just yet!! I have lots of hope and I'm sending it out to you!!
        Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
        Lexapro-20 mg
        Aciphex
        Ambien-as needed
        Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
        Valium-10 mg x2 per day
        Phenergan-1 at night
        Prelief w/everything
        Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

        Currents treatments that help somewhat:
        Heating pad
        Hot baths
        Ice
        Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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        • #5
          It very probably won't take long for the two of them to be fast friends.


          Donna
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          • #6
            I know I need to give it more time! Just want both the kitties to be happy.
            -24.

            -Started having symptoms in May 2009.


            -Doing pretty well on diet alone.

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            • #7
              I went through a similar thing back in September after bringing a new dog into the house. My Sugar was quite unhappy and didn't miss a chance to make her feelings known. Threatening the newcomer, pouting, hiding, and basically giving me the disapproving eye at every opportunity. I felt so bad and was so worried that I'd made a big mistake!

              It took about six weeks, but they eventually worked it out. I bet your kitties will do the same!

              Vicki
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