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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Introducing a Dog to the house of 2 cats

We have two cats that are approx 12 years old and have just introduced a 1 year old dog to the household. the dog is very well socialized and has no reaction to the cats. She is fairly timid when they are in the same room.

The two cats have a different reaction to the dog. They will watch her and her movements and when if they start to get to close the hissing and "cat growling" starts. They have yet to have a physical altercation though.

I have seen many things about getting a dog comfortable to the enviroment with the cats, but not much on what you do with cats. Any insight would be apprecaited
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 10:51 AM
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Re: Introducing a Dog to the house of 2 cats

They may never be "comfortable" with your dog. But they are doing the right things to show their boundaries with him. It all depends on the cats personalities whether they will become good friends. congrats on your new addition to your family!
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