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Unread 04-21-2006   #1 (permalink)
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to introduce a new pet to your cat?? I only ask because our cat is 9 year olds it was my mother in laws cat we adopted when she was killed in 2004. My husband would some day like to get a dog and I wouldnt mind having another cat. Is there anything we really need to watch out for??
 
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Unread 04-21-2006   #2 (permalink)
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I would love to hear some answers to this question as well. Our cat is only 1 year old. But If anyone has been through this before, how did you introduce them and was it hard? How long before they got along, if ever?
 
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If the dog you wish to have is younger than your cat, I think you won't get any trouble. I owned a dog and 2 cats. My dog almost all the time pursues my cats everywhere.
The best is separate them until they can live together in peace.
 
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BUT... I just gradually integrated my kitten into my household. I kept him in my room for the first week, and I brought him out for supervised visits and exploration. For the first month, I gave him his own litter box and food/ water bowls.

They don't get along so well though. Max pretty much hates Ollie, the new kitty. I'm just hoping it's a phase.
 
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It's a phase I think.
When you bring a new cat where there is a cat already, that's a CHAOS.
But they finally get used to, and live in peace.
Or I hope so!!
 
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We introduced the kitten to the dog and the only problem we had was food, the dog was a bit territorial about her water dish, and then proceeded to drink all of the cat's water in about 2 licks and then devour the kitten's food. The cat's food is now under a chair where the dog can't reach it, and theres a mutual respect about the water.
 
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My cat is a very gentle and good cat. When we introduce other cats into the household you just have to make sure who's the boss among them and it is usually the first cat. That way no trouble would arise.
 
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We introduced the kitten to the dog and the only problem we had was food, the dog was a bit territorial about her water dish, and then proceeded to drink all of the cat's water in about 2 licks and then devour the kitten's food. The cat's food is now under a chair where the dog can't reach it, and theres a mutual respect about the water.
This happened to me too, only not from a dog but also from a cat. My cat Ming had new kittens from a different father (as always )and they would eat the food I prepared for Ming's older cat Blue. Blue would just sit there and let his "brothers and sisters" devour his food . And that would left of him are rice.
 
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I would definitely make sure that the dog you get is a friendly puppy or an older more mature dog that has experience being around smaller animals. As far as cats go, you shouldn't really have a problem getting another one. If they fight a lot at first, they'll eventually grow to love eachother.
 
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