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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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New Puppy

Hi everyone (new to the board)

I have a quick question for everyone. I am bringing home a new pup in a few weeks and I'm trying to find the best way to introduce her to my cats.

I've been doing a lot of reading and haven't found anything that I think would work. This is my first pup besides the one I grew up with. I bought a house and the first thing I wanted to do was get a dog (what do you mean I bought a house with a fenced in yard so I could get a dog right away that's crazy talk......). I gave my cats time to move in and take over and now Mieshka is coming home the first week of June.

I have three cats. One is 9 and the twins are 8. One of the males will not be a problem he is so laid back he will either love or ignore Mieshka within a few weeks. The other male is s bit aggressive but he's a chicken and I'm sure will learn to cope soon enough. My female on the other hand hissed at her own brother for a few months after we had to give him a bath.

Any suggestions on how to introduce them?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 08:19 PM
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oh yeah! I just went through this with my beloved cat. He was not happy to share his space with a DOG! The cat usually loved dogs but I guess he sensed this was different and Kaia was not going home. Do not force them on each other. Try to keep them seperate like with a crate or baby gate and let them gradually do their own thing. Maybe that way they will not be so put out. Keeping them apart is advice I was given on here and it really worked. I thought the best way was to force them to sniff and stuff. Boy was I wrong and glad I asked for advice on here!

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Oh and good luck with the new pup and welcome to the site!

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