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I opened my big mouth and told my inlaws that I would look after their cat for them for 6 months. They are moving and staying at a friend's house just for the winter and can't take him. "Dax" is their beloved companion and I wanted to help so I said we would , as they have no one else to turn to. He is a neutered 8 year old male with all his nails.

Here is the scenario: I have a 3 year old spayed female who has had a tendonectomy. I also have 2 kids and a dog. The dog and cat (Dax) are already acquainted as we shared a house (seperate areas)with my inlaws and their cat for a number of years. My dog is generally respectful of Dax after being scratched on different occasions. I am worried how this is going to go. I have done some research as to how to introduce them slowly etc. but have many factors to consider. Any one have and tried and true suggestions? Any help much appreciated!
 

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Thanks Anita for the reply. So far so good. It has been a week since I brought Dax home. Within a couple of days I let them out together after they got used to one anothers scent. My cat Luna was eating some canned food I gave her as a treat when Dax came out of the room. She hissed at him but kept eating! She still is hissing/growling at him on occasion. But they have sniffed noses a few times.

Dax is very good and turns away if she is upset at him. He is the one making most of the advances. They want to get closer to sniff one another, but just don't trust each other yet. They will play in front of one another but not together. I am hoping they will like each other more., who knows???!!! Cats sure are funny! It seems like Dax knows he is a guest and doesn't want to push things. Time will tell.
 
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