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#1 Secret Squirrel

Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:44 PM

So our cat is 6, lovely girl who is friendly but not cuddly. I’m obsessed with getting a mini dachshund, probably a puppy.

What’s your best advice for introducing a dog into the household?

#2 Ellie bean

Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:49 PM

I have no advice but gosh I would love a mini dachshund, if you end up getting one we need pictures!

#3 Nebula

Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:53 PM

Go slow, dog on a lead to start with just while they get used to eachother.

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:18 AM

The cat will soon show the puppy who's in charge.

#5 lozoodle

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:23 AM

Go slow, but the cat will show who is in charge and it'll be fine.

In my experience, cats prefer dogs to other cats anyway lol.

My cat was a few years old when I got my now 13 year old as a puppy. The two of them would have the most epic play tumbles, but it was all in good fun. Now all this time later the two of them are not bothered by each other's presence at all and generally just do their own thing.

#6 born.a.girl

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:31 AM

View Postlozoodle, on 17 July 2019 - 07:23 AM, said:

Go slow, but the cat will show who is in charge and it'll be fine.

In my experience, cats prefer dogs to other cats anyway lol.

My cat was a few years old when I got my now 13 year old as a puppy. The two of them would have the most epic play tumbles, but it was all in good fun. Now all this time later the two of them are not bothered by each other's presence at all and generally just do their own thing.


yeah, I've never quite understood the phrase 'fighting like cats and dogs'. Apart from dogs chasing cats, in my experience it's dogs fighting dogs, and cats fighting dogs.

Our 8 xmonth old kitten adores the dog.

#7 kadoodle

Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:04 AM

Be prepared for the odd yelp and scratched nose; puppies aren’t good at personal space and are slow learners regarding boundaries.

#8 SeaPrincess

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:42 AM

Our cat was a rescue, and before we got her, we knew she wasn’t good with other cats. She doesn’t get along with the neighbours’ cat. When we’d had her for nearly 3 years, we got a puppy, who at 8 weeks old, was roughly the same size as the cat. I don’t remember what we did to get them used to each other. 3 years on, and I’d say we’re still in the tolerance phase. I have seen the dog sniffing the cat, and her licking his nose, but I’ve also seen her giving him a swipe with her claws. He persists in his boisterous manner (see kadoodle’s comment above re boundaries), and she resists.

#9 eponee

Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

We have an 18 month old mini dash, 2 older kittens and a 7 year old cat.

The dog doesnt know the meaning of the word 'boundary'




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