Don't adopt a new cat for your grieving cat right away. Cats need time to get over their loss, and a new cat can make things more difficult.
"While your present cat is still young and adaptable, get a new one. Senior cats are creatures of habit and are less able to endure the stress of change."
"Possibilities of accepting a new cat can be improved by becoming friendly with other cats. Territorial sharing is not always guaranteed by enjoying their company."
"Each cat is special. A calm cat might be more receptive to a new furry sibling, but perseverance is essential as even they might require some time to get used to it."
Indoor cats who are left alone benefit from company. When kids become used to the idea, patience might be required.
Despite their diminutive size, cats require space for stress-free cohabitation. Harmony among furry siblings is ensured by space to retreat and rest.
Don't split up mated cat pairs; if you rehome one, they could become stressed and behave badly. Instead, think about getting a single cat.
"Cats may prefer their own company, but if they're used to it, they may adjust to being in a group. If everyone has lived with cats before, introducing a new cat to the group will go more smoothly."
When introducing a new cat, take into account your cat's health and financial stability. The stress and costs can be overwhelming, particularly if your cat suffers from chronic pain or other health issues.
When bringing home a new cat, make sure both cats are immunised and spayed/neutered for their health and well-being.