New kitty in the house
I am new to this forum. I am a long time pet owner, but have come into unfamiliar territory and would love some suggestions.
Current pet family- 12 year old neutured male lab, 2 1/2 year old neutured male lab and a 5 year old neutured, indoor male cat who thinks he is a lab too.
Sunday we get a knock on the door. Young girl from the neighborhood with a lost cat wondering if it was ours. After hours/days of going door to door, hanging signs,checking petfinder, classified adds,calls to shelters, and hanging signs in all of the local vet offices we now have a new family member!
We put the cat into isolation in my daughters room with food,water litterbox. All being used well. New kitty has such long hair and was sooooo skinny that I didn;t want to stress it out- I still can't tell if it is male/female. I don't really care except we dont know what to call it! We are calling it "Kitty" for now. Kitty is very sweet and affectionate.
I have a vet appointment for kitty on Friday for basic checkup,FIV test,fecal, etc. I will let the vet check for sex. Kitty will stay in isolation until then even though my cat is current on his vaccinations.
Here is the problem. This poor thing is declawed - ALL FOUR PAWS and I am concerned about introducing kitty to my other cat. My cat is as sweet as can be (total mush actually), but I have no experience with declawed cats.
Sorry so long! Thanks for any suggestions!