Our veterinary team share important considerations for multi-cat homes

July 21, 2023

Being the owner of multiple cats can be extremely rewarding, yet it does come with its own set of challenges. Our veterinary team has put together some tips and advice on how owners of multiple cat households can ensure their pets are happy.

Contact our surgery if you have any concerns on health and welfare, we can advise on cat care and products that can help.

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Provide enough resources

A simple way to reduce tension amongst cats is to ensure each has their own food bowl, water bowl, sleeping area and litter box. These will prevent your cats competing against each other.


To help release energy, ensure each cat has plenty of opportunities for playtime and exercise whilst at home with you. This will help to reduce the territorial behaviour and any aggression they could be feeling. 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 their own space.


Whether you are introducing a new cat to your household, or encouraging your pets to become comfortable with each other, patience is key. 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 now will benefit your family in the long run.

Neutering & Vet Checks

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

Our Vet also recommends 6 to 12-month veterinary consultations for your cats. These health checks are essential in helping them to stay healthy for longer and stay 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. Following the advice above can help to create a harmonious household.

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