Sometimes cats who have previously gotten along will begin fighting. In other cases, your cats may have never gotten along. It can be extremely scary and stressful to try to interrupt fights or not know if your cats will hurt each other. Class Act Cats has developed a program specifically for these situations. Learn more below!
How Can I Help My Cats Get Along?
Cats may fight with other cats for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they weren’t introduced properly to begin with. One of the cats may not have been properly socialized. They might have had a bad experience and associated it with the other cat. In some cases, such as when one cat goes to the veterinarian, groomer, or another place, your cats may not recognize each other. This can lead to conflict and fighting between cats in the home.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you might need to do a reintroduction.
Regardless of the underlying cause, this is an extremely stressful situation for humans and cats alike. While you could separate the cats permanently or hope that they don’t do anything to hurt each other (or you!), that is no way to live. Wouldn’t you rather your cats got along again?
Unfortunately, while it is possible to stop cats from fighting, the process can be long and confusing if you try to do it on your own or simply follow a cookie cutter guide. It is also easy to accidentally misinterpret your cats’ behavior and think they’re getting along when they are not quite there yet.
The good news is there are ways to make this happen! As one of Joey’s favorite behavior concerns to work with is fighting cats, Class Act Cats has developed a program specifically for these situations to ensure you get the support you need and your cats have the best chance of success. This program is more robust than any of our other offerings specifically for these challenging situations. You’ll have someone there helping you every step of the way!
What Does Class Act Cats' Reintroduction Program Involve?
Reintroductions and getting cats to stop fighting can be a long process. Our program is designed to provide you with comprehensive support and follow up, especially during the beginning of the process when there is a lot to figure out. The plan will be adapted based on your individual cats’ responses. The program includes:
- A 90 minute assessment, explanation of the process, and initial behavior modification plan
- More frequent, short sessions compared to my usual behavior consultations to work through this complex process without having to guess what to do next
- Expert guidance on the process of repairing your cats’ relationship and support the whole time
- Follow up after the program is complete
- Homework, review of videos, and check ins between sessions are all included in the price
This unique package provides you with peace of mind that you’ll have all the support you need during what can be a long process. You won’t be left guessing at what to do next and we can work together and adapt quickly based on how your cats respond.
Do I Need Any Special Equipment?
Yes. There are certain parts of the process that will require some equipment. A lot of it you may have around the house already, but anything you do not already own we will discuss at our first session as what you will need may differ depending on your home layout. Whatever you don’t have, I keep a list of suggested cat products so that we can figure out what works best with your layout and budget.
In some cases, I know how to find some of the materials that you’ll need for a low cost or offer some creative solutions. Unless you have a particularly challenging cat (or cats!), there may be some flexibility in what we do. I may also have other clients who are at the end of the process who might be able to sell you their equipment at a reduced cost. With their permission, I am happy to connect you!
There may be options to train certain behaviors to save money, though this will take time and not all cats will be able to be trained well enough for this to work. You will get an individual assessment at your consultation.
How Much Does It Cost?
The program is designed to provide you with a lot of support and make this process as simple for you as possible. Pricing is designed so we can meet more frequently than I meet with clients with other behavior problems while still allowing you to have access to support between sessions.
Everyone starts with an initial consultation to make sure you’re prepared and ready make sure this is the direction you want to move. The initial consultation is $175. During this session, I will help determine if my reintroduction program is the right choice for you. There’s no pressure to sign up for the program and I’ll still help you figure out what some options are regardless.
If you are a good fit, we will discuss the process and how it works. Follow up is about $120 per month (which is the same price as regular follow up sessions for other behavior problems and covers multiple sessions) after that and includes shorter sessions that are done more frequently. Depending on how much support you need and your cats, you can expect to spend $500 to $1250 total, though for complex cases it may be more. In home sessions are an option for the first session and in some cases one additional session. For in home sessions, an extra $40 travel fee for each session will be added.
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