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    Alyssa
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    Hello,
    My name is Alyssa and I just adopted a sweet, but very shy domestic short hair. He’s gorgeous. According to the shelter he is 2 months old and was rescued from being outside.
    He is very very timid.
    I wandered if anyone knew any advice to help our new kitten warm up and become the best family cat? He doesn’t bite or scratch, he just hisses and runs. I really want him to warm up to the rest of my family and not just me.

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    pussigato
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    Hi Alyssa,

    Concats on your new boy. His behavior is purrfectly normal. This is the 3rd place he’s been in a short period of time and is a bit confused. Put him and his nest a room, bathroom or a closet with the door open, where he can go that is safe for him. He’ll come out, mostly likely at night, for the first couple of days to explore.

    We often don’t think of pets have fears or are scared. I know you want nothing more than to play with him but give him a few days. Soon he’ll be a family member.

    Good Luck
    PG

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    Alyssa
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    That is exactly what I’ve set up for him, thank you. I just feel like theres more I could do…

    Also, do you by chance know an easier way of giving him medicine? He has a slight cold from the shelter and they sent us home with his medicine. At night it is easy because we just give him some drops in his eyes and nose, but in the morning we have to give him medicine orally and we dont know how to open his mouth without hurting him. This morning we just put it on a treat and he would lick it off, but I know this wont work everytime, any other suggestion or tricks?

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