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October 04, 2012
by Miranda Bourque
Category: Cat Behavior
Intercat aggression in households following the introduction of a new cat
There were three goals associated with this paper.  One was to determine the incidence of intercat aggression when a new cat was brought into a household that already had at least one cat.  The second was to see if there were risk factors that would be identified and thirdly, determine how the new cats were introduced into the household. 
Intercat aggression is one of the leading reasons for cat relinquishment to humane societies in North America.  Physical injury, inappropriate elimination and other behavioural changes are all welfare concerns. 
The number of cats in the household, age or sex of the adopted cat, age or gender of the original cats, outdoor access, or size of…
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