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Dog with Cat Y/N?

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi,

Advice please HDers.

We have had a Cat for over 10 years, he is perfectly well and not showing any oldness signs.

Would he acept a dog into the house and if so what problems may arise?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
put the two together, locked in a room overnight, they either settle their differences, or you have one pet left!
#2
It all depends on your cat! .... does he like dogs? even if he does you may still have problems as 10 years being the only one in the house is a long time!
A cat can seriously damage a dogs face!!! ..
#3
my friend just got a puppy, and her 9yo cat has taken to living upstairs in her house...never comes near the dog, and now even won't come down for food, and has to be fed upstairs
#4
i think it depends on the dog, I have 2 lhasa's ad the cats dont mind them, but we looked after a german shepard for a week and the cats wouldn't come downstairs. they do usually come round thow, particular if u have a calm dog, and not a mental one like a spaniel or a jack russel
#5
do u never watch cartoons?
#6
jasonrat
do u never watch cartoons?


hopefully there is mice involved as well!

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/Tom_Jerry_dog.jpg
banned#7
how longs a piece of string? depends on the cat and dog. what more can be said really lol
#8
oooh - NOT a good idea in my experience!!! My cat was about the same age when we got our rescue dog, who was about 2. It was like World War 3 for quite some time. They tolerate each other, but it is not a good tolerance!!! You might have more luck with a puppy, though.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!
#9
I've just got a dog and have 4 cats,my dog is male and the female cats who range from 8 months to 13 years,are fine but my male cat soils himself when he sees the dog and rarely comes in now
#10
My cat was 9 when we bought a black lab puppy. She didn't really like him but because he was younger, she was "Queen of the house" and he knew his place!!! 8 years on (yes my cat really is 17!!) and he lets her drink from his bowl and pass him in the corridor first!! He knows where he stands!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think it all depends on the animal. My cat is very independent and snooty and doesn't like being handled so I guess that's why it helped!
#11
Thx all, perhaps a dog 'foster' first.

Our local re-homing shelter do this.
banned#12
"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
#13
cat and rescue dog is a bad idea. dog and cat will be fine if dog is a puppy and raised to respect the cat at all times and vice versa. my bro has two large staffs and the guinea pig is the boss
#14
master_chief
"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"


i was about to write the same thing and then i scroll down and find you did it.

i only came in this thread for that :)
banned#15
SOSAGES
i was about to write the same thing and then i scroll down and find you did it.

i only came in this thread for that :)


It's what I think about every time I hear cats and dogs mentioned in the same sentence.
suspended#16
Was wondering the same. Have a 6 year old cat & getting a springer puppy in 4 weeks :o

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