How can I get one cat to socialize with my other cats?
by Melissa Callahan
I have 4 cats, ages 3, 5, and two of them are about 8 years old. I'm not sure of the age of the cat I'm concerned about because she was a stray that showed up at my house. I'm having trouble getting the stray cat to socialize with the others.
I've tried everything I can think of and have read about but it doesn't seem to be working so I guess I'm looking for suggestions on what to do.
I brought the stray cat in when we were having below zero temperatures during the winter to save her life. She had been an outdoor cat for quite some time.
Every time one of the other cats walks by the bedroom she's in she will hiss at them and sometimes they will hiss at her. I have been trying to socialize them since February without much luck. She also has storm anxiety and that's the only time she comes out of the room.
I need some suggestions on what else I can try to make this happen for my cats and myself.