I've been wanting a dog for so long,but i've been to scared because I'm not sure if my cat will get alone with a dog I want.I love boxers,boston terriers and shiz shuz. But I need advice on weather one of those would be ok with my cat.I don't want to to think i love her anyless by bringing in a dog. Please help i'll take all and any advice!
I think you'd do fine getting any of those breeds you have listed. Most cats learn to tolerate puppies eventually, though there might be a few 'object lessons' involved for your new dog if he harrasses the cat too much. Most cats do the 'hiss' then silent treatment to new dogs. I'd worry less about bring a puppy into a home with an established cat than I would a kitten into a house wtih an established dog. If you decide to go with an adult dog instead of a puppy, try and find the history on the dog and make sure it'd do ok with being added to a household with a cat.
I brought a dog into my cat's life, then a second, then a third.....he did okay. Just do the usual things, make sure the cat has places to escape to from the dogs, keep giving her attention, let them get used to each other slowly. I don't let the dogs sleep on the bed so the cat knows he can sleep there by himself. The cat used to have the furniture to himself, but I can't keep my pug off the furniture, so he goes bouncing after the cat all over the couch. Don't let the dogs bother the cat; when I'm gone they are all separate.
i want a dog but i have a cat.my mom said i can have a dog but she asks me questions like what if we go away on a trip?or if the dog is sick. she only wants to spend $50 on these things!what do i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My cat is scared of evrything but me.help me please.
I have great fun with my dogs and cats. Some of them are firm friends and play together - it can appear rough, but no-one ever gets hurt! I find that there's no problem introducing a puppy to a cat. Make sure you supervise all contacts to begin with, when the pup is tiny. If he gets too cheeky you can be sure your cat will give him a well-timed whack across the nose that will generate some respect! They'll most likely snuggle up together in front of the fire - I've got many cute photos like that. Introducing a kitten to an adult dog needs more care, as there is a danger of the dog, however well-meaning, being too rough. Take it slowly and never leave them alone together till the kitten's big enough to go to higher ground (up a bookcase or wardrobe). I love having my dogs and cats around the house. Beverley www.dog-training-and-health.com
I've got the same problem... Does it matter whether or not the cat has had troubles in the past with dogs? My cat is horribly afraid of them, but I think that she might be able to get used to them after awhile...
I would advise getting a puppy of a smaller breed that is not going to pose a threat to your cat, so it has time to get used to it. If he sees a puppy that is smaller than him, especially one that is a little more submissive instead of being agressively curious and outgoing, then there's probably going ot be fewer problems.
What breeds are best with cats? I know small breeds are good, and it's best if they don't have a herding instinct (shepherds, etc). What about a Beagle? They are hounds, right. Are they herders? I love Beagles, and if I got one, it would be as an adult. We have two adult cats who run the place, inside and out. I once had a beagle who would occasionally sleep with our cats.
terriers do not work well with other pets so a golden retriever is one of the best dogs to have with other animals because i have two cats(8 and 3 years) two rabbits (2 years and 12weeks) alot of fish and i am the oldest of 3 children my dog bliss is a golden retriver she is great with all kidz other people other animals and one of my rabbits even sleeps in a hutch in the same room as her but never leave the dog and cat alone together until you are completely sure they wont fight
I you go to www.petfinder.com, there are thousands of dogs listed. Most of them have their physical descritions and then their pesonalities. It will have different symbols at the bottom. If you see the picture of a red cat, then you know that the dog would not be good with dogs. If there isn't a red cat, then it probably is good with cats. If you find one and fall in love with it, first go to the animal shelter by yourself to meet the dog. Then go back another time with your kitty and introduce them. Take them into a private and quiet room and put them on opposite sides of the room. See if they interact in a positive or negative way or not at all. If they are mean to each other, then try it another day. Before you do this though, you should expose your cat to other dogs. This way, he/she won't be compleatly terrifed of the puppy you guys go to visit/adopt. Good luck!