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Help with introducing to cats

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by MillerR., Nov 24, 2018.

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  1. MillerR.

    MillerR. Puppy

    Hello, My name is Miller.
    So I am now the caregiver of "Angel Thanksgiving Ray," an unexpected new resident at my home. Apparently, my grandmother had been feeding the emaciated stray Pitbull for over a month. She appears she had been wondering the neighborhood for even longer. Well as my heart is bigger than my wallet I brought her home. I've taken her to the vet so she is now current on her shots but we still have the heartworm issues to address.

    My current issue is I have two cats and a Chow Chow already. I'm need advice on the best way to introduce her to the rest of the furry family and control any aggression she may have towards the cats. I don't mind keeping her but I have to make sure my cats are safe. Any suggestions on how to best assimilate her to the pack?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

  3. MillerR.

    MillerR. Puppy

    Thank you very much.
     
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  4. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    I did it once. Cat and 2 dogs, mother and daughter, lived for 2 years just fine together. Then one day, no more cat. Personally speaking, It's a risky thing with these dogs or even mixes of them that have strong drives. A cat will run and a dog will chase. Natural predator/prey drive situation. Good luck.... Hope it turns out better for you than it did for me. Lol
     
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  5. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    If it is a real pit bull you should keep both cats and dogs away from it. Since it is a stray it may be some other breed or a mix of several breeds. Sometimes a dog will act good when they are given a home and will not act like their real self until they become comfortable at the home. That is the time when the cats and other dog may be in danger.
     

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