Patience is key when introducing a new cat. Keep them in a separate room initially to let them acclimate to their new surroundings.
Gradually introduce your new cat to other pets. Use a closed door or a baby gate to allow them to see and smell each other without direct contact.
When it's time for face-to-face meetings, supervise closely. Be ready to intervene if tensions arise between the cats.
Ensure each cat has their own safe space with food, water, and a litter box. This gives them a retreat when needed.
Reward good behavior with treats and affection to create positive associations during the introduction process.
Progress may be slow, and there may be setbacks. Don't rush the process; let the cats dictate the pace.
If introductions are exceptionally challenging, consider consulting a professional animal behaviorist for expert guidance.