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Should I get another cat? Benefits of cat companions

Are you considering expanding your furry family? The decision to add another cat to your household can be both exciting and daunting. In this blog, we’ll delve into the intriguing world of feline companionship and explore the myriad benefits of welcoming a new cat into your home. From reducing loneliness to fostering playful interactions, discover why having multiple cats can enrich your life in ways you never imagined.

Woman stroking cats sleeping on Omlet Maya donut beds

Thinking about getting another cat?

Before diving headfirst into more whiskers and meows, take some time to think about why you want another cat. Are you looking for companionship for your current cat? Do you have the time and resources to care for another pet? Are you prepared for the potential challenges that come with introducing a new cat into your home? These are all important questions to ask yourself before making a decision.

Two cats means two of (mostly) everything. For instance, cats aren’t always big fans of sharing each other’s bathrooms, so you may need another cat litter box. And then there’s the financial aspect – while two cats are double the fun, they are also double the cost. So before you go adding another cat tree to your living room, make sure you’ve planned ahead for the added embrace of cuddles, mischief, and endless entertainment that a multi-cat household brings.

Do cats need a companion?

Ever wondered if your cat needs a buddy to binge-watch Netflix with while you’re at work? While some cats are perfectly content flying solo and ruling the roost with an iron paw, others may crave a little feline friendship to keep the boredom at bay. Just like us humans, cats are social creatures with their own unique personalities and preferences. In the wild, cats live in groups called colonies, and they can form close bonds with their fellow colony members. 

Having a companion can provide your cat with social interaction, mental stimulation, and even physical exercise through play. But while some cats may thrive in a bustling household with multiple furry friends, others might prefer to be the sole object of adoration in a quieter setting. So, before you rush out to adopt another kitty, take a moment to consider your resident cat’s individual needs and quirks. 

Signs that your cat wants a companion

Still unsure if your favorite feline needs a friend? Here are a few signs that your resident cat would welcome a new four-legged member to the family with open paws:

The solo serenade: Does your cat suddenly start meowing at odd hours of the night? While it may sound like they’re auditioning for a feline choir, this could actually be a cry for companionship. Cats are social creatures, and if your kitty is serenading the moon, they might just be longing for a buddy to harmonize with.

The lap leech: You sit down for a quiet evening with a good book, only to find yourself covered in a purring, kneading, attention-seeking furball. While it’s nice to feel needed, if your cat has become a permanent fixture on your lap, it could be a sign that they’re craving some feline companionship. After all, no amount of chin scratches can replace the camaraderie of a fellow cat confidante.

The pawed pesterer: Does your cat constantly pester you for attention, even after a long day of snuggles and playtime? While you may be the center of their universe, sometimes even the most devoted human companions can’t quite scratch that social itch. If your cat is constantly seeking out interaction and companionship, it could be a clue that they’re longing for a buddy to share their antics with.

How to introduce a new cat 

Introducing a new cat to your household requires patience and careful planning to ensure a smooth transition. Before you even bring your new furry friend home, create a separate room for the new housemate complete with all the essentials, such as food, water, litter box, and toys. Next, let the sniffing commence. Allow the cats to gradually become accustomed to each other’s scent by swapping bedding or using a pheromone diffuser. This allows them to get accustomed to one another before the actual meet and greet.

When you have ensured that both cats are feeling content in their spaces, it’s time for feline introductions. Slowly introduce the cats to one another through supervised interactions, using positive reinforcement and treats to reward calm behavior. Be sure to provide plenty of vertical space and hiding spots for the cats to retreat to if they feel overwhelmed. And most importantly, be patient and allow the cats to establish their own relationship at their own pace. 

Products that support a multi-cat household

When it comes to a multi-cat household, having the right products can make all the difference. Fortunately, there are several Omlet designs that allow you to keep the peace and keep your furry friends entertained for hours on end. Here’s a peek at some must-have items for a harmonious abode:

Freestyle Indoor Cat Tree: Picture this: a towering oasis of scratching posts, perches, and hide-out hammocks, where your cats can unleash their inner jungle explorer without using your upholstery as the undergrowth. This multi-level marvel provides ample space for climbing, lounging, and staking out territory, all while keeping your kitties entertained and engaged.

Switch LED Scratching Post: Take connecting with your cat to the next level with the ultimate cat scratching solution. With its sleek design and remorse control, built-in LED light show, this scratching post is more than just a practical piece of furniture—it’s a statement piece. Designed to mimic the movement of prey, it brings out the apex predator instincts within, letting your cat leap, pounce and stalk. Plus, the durable sisal material is perfect for satisfying your cat’s natural urge to scratch, leaving your home looking stylish and scratch-free. 

Catio Outdoor Cat Run: Give your indoor adventurers a taste of the great outdoors with a safely enclosed Omlet Catio. This spacious outdoor enclosure provides your cats with fresh air, sunshine, and plenty of room to roam without the risk of escape or injury. With multiple levels, ramps, and even a cozy shelter for lounging, your cats will feel like they’re on a never-ending safari right in their own backyard. Our Catios can also be extended and partitioned, so are perfect for new feline introductions while both parties are still getting comfortable around one another. 

Omlet and your cats

The decision to get another cat companion for you and your current cat is a big one. But with some patience, planning, and the right products to support a harmonious multi-cat household, you can create a happy and fulfilling environment for all of your feline friends. At Omlet, we know that most wonderful moments happen when we connect with our pets – and when they connect with each other. With designs like the Freestyle Indoor Cat Tree or the Switch LED Cat Scratching Post, we’ve engineered new ways to bring you and your cats closer than ever. 

Cats playing on the Omlet Freestyle cat tree


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