We have a 7 year old cat, which "adopted" us. We joke she came with our house. She showed up in our house when we were building as a 3-4 month kitten. We decided to feed....
Well now we are looking in to getting a Goldendoodle. Its been about 12 years since I have had a dog in my life. When I moved out of my parents house I wasn't able to take on having any dogs, being I lived in a apartment. Well now I'm married have a house and live in a neighborhood that the dog can play. There are many dogs in our neighborhood, plus we have a neighborhood where everyone knows each other. Only about 50 homes.
We work from home so the dog will not be left home alone a lot. But we do have our cat that is 7 years old. Will the cat adjust to the dog and vs. versus? The cat can defend her self. And she has been exposed to other dogs. But those where all short "visits". I do plan on getting a cat tree for her, which she doesn't have right now. I haven't seen the need for one as of yet.
Is there anything else that help with bringing a new puppy in to a cat family. By the way I have had dogs, cats, bird, houses, and many other animals as a kid. But now looking at this as an adult, so looking to make sure both animal aren't "traumatized" by the new additions to the family.
make sure the cat has many options to escape the dog/puppy. Also, they make sure the litter box and cat food is not where the dog/puppy can get to it. Dogs & puppies tend to think both are sources of ... more
Cats and dogs usually work it out. You may want to look for a breeder that has cats that interact with their puppies. Our cats love to play with our pups from birth until they leave us. When the pups ... more