Cats and Dogs

United States
April 11, 2008 12:38am CST
Ok so i just got a puppy and i already have a kitten... I am having the HARDEST time getting them together... any suggestions?
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@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
11 Apr 08
I don't look after them usually. My grandmother does it. I think you should teach them where they eat or when they eat or somethings like that.
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@wiser2 (237)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I have two cats that are 4and 3 yrs old and i just got a puppy she is now 4 months old and my 4 yr old cat let that puppy know she is the bose but now these two are getting along more and more everyday but the other cat is going to take a long time.so just them be they will be ok cause they are both babys.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
15 Apr 08
sit with them, play with them at the same time, let them sniff each other and explore one another and get used to each other...monitor them for a week or so, because animals are like babies, especially animal babies...maybe sure you show them that you love them equally so they dont feel jealous of one another...maybe even let them sleep with you at night on your bed together...let them get used to it...and they will think that it is normal as they grow up together...
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
you could try tying the dog to a tree outside your house so that the cat can roam free, and they wont fight or buy a cage for your cat and set her free when the dog is tied to a tree or something outside. but since they are still young they might get to adjust to each other not unless the kitty really hates the puppy, if so, then your only choice would be to separate them.one is caged, the other roams free.
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
11 Apr 08
My mum already had her dog when I brought my kitten home, and they didn't like the sight of each other at all. Oakey (dog) is quite excitable and whined and jumped, which of course got some violent responses from Mia (kitten). After having Mia home for a week or so, and settled in, we decided to take them both to a neutral place - because the first animal is obviously possessive and protective of their home, not wanting to be replaced. So we took them into our front yard and sat them together, making sure to give them both a lot of attention etc. They still get a bit over-excited when they're together now, but they're quite comfortable =)
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
11 Apr 08
hmm. very tough question. Try to keep them seperated. Or else try to make friendship between them if you have patience
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
11 Apr 08
The kitten is probably jealous of having to share your attention. It usually takes a week or two for them to get acquainted enough to become friends. A lot like putting two toddlers together with one caretaker. One of them has to be the alpha. They will establish their own pecking order in time. Just let them alone and protect them from each other until they do. And don't show one more attention than the other for now.
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
11 Apr 08
My granny said that exchanging saliva, makes they get along pretty quick. I know it's gross but my metode is exchange food after the owner eat it half. it's like first kiss without kissing LOL
• Canada
11 Apr 08
young animals have a way of getting to know eachother better when not pushed to do so. I have been rescuing creatures for many years and I found that just letting them be is the best way to let them get to know eachother. Eventually you wont be able to separate them. Good luck and have fun.
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
Hi bubbles! Our neighbor went to the same phase as you do -- I suggest you just let them be together, in time they will adjust and learn how to co-exist.
• New Zealand
11 Apr 08
We were in the same postion once and found that if you just leave them to it they will finally work out the "pecking order" of the house. One suggestion though is to get two towels. Rub the cat with one and put in the dogs sleeping area then rub the dog with the other and put it where the cat sleeps. This way they will get used to each others smells.
• United States
11 Apr 08
Well when I first got my cat and puppy when ever the cat hissed at the dog I would pop it on the nose with paper and the same with the dog. Then I would have the both in my lap to let them know that I loved them both. They didn't fight after that.