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Socializing semi-wild cat with previously semi-wild cat
A few months ago, we trapped/adopted a little kitty who we'd seen hanging around a dumpster behind Sonic. We've had her de-wormed, gotten all her first-year shots, and had her spayed (she had the stitches out last week and has made a full recovery).
Last night, a little kitty of very similar size strolled up to our place while I was taking out the trash and was mewling loudly. She seems well-fed enough, but has obvious fleas. She was shivering in the cold, and made several attempts to get inside our house, and when placed outside (I didn't want to shut her in if she was inside by accident) she scratched at the door and mewed to be let back in. She ate hungrily, and has continued to do so. Based on this I'm taking her for an abandoned outside cat or recently-weaned member of a local cat colony.
We're taking her to the vet tomorrow morning. In the meantime we've kept the kitties in separate rooms, with separate food and litter boxes. We've resigned ourselves to the fact that we're going to have to de-flea our first kitty again, but I'm worried about the parasites she might pick up from sharing a litter box with a stray who probably still has a whole host of them.
I was wondering if anybody had any advice on how to socialize two female cats of approximately the same age/weight? I've read some here and there at it ranges from the exotic ("Spray them both with the same perfume, this will make them think they're related!") to the useless/depressing ("The cats will never socialize successfully and will likely attempt to kill each other at first opportunity"). Also, am I being too cautious in not letting them near each other before the vet visit tomorrow?