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How Introduce Kitten to Dog?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 6, 2022

Attach your dog’s leash and make sure your kitty has spots to climb or hide in if he wants to escape. Bring your dog into the kitten’s room. Focus on your dog, give him lots of praise and attention when he’s acting quiet, and just let your kitten come and examine him.

How long does it take for a dog to get used to a kitten?

Liz Palika noted that in her experience it usually takes two to three weeks to get to know each other. dr Landsberg noted that sometimes it’s not easy to tell from their interactions whether a dog and cat get along or not.

Will a kitten be OK with a dog?

A kitten must be kept away from a particularly energetic dog until they are fully grown, and even then they should never be left alone with the dog. Usually, a well-socialized cat is able to hold a puppy in place, but some cats don’t have the confidence to do so.

Will my dog hurt my new kitten?

Even if your dog gets along with your adult cats, it’s important to watch them closely when they’re with a kitten. If your dog is young and energetic, he could injure or kill the kitten just by trying to play. So, to be on the safe side, keep kittens and dogs separate when you’re not watching them.

Do dogs get jealous of new kittens?

Harris said that while there are anecdotal reports of dogs being jealous of mates, cats and babies, the animals’ jealousies are probably primal and similar to babies.

How do I socialize my kitten with my dog?

How do I know if my dog likes my new kitten?

How do I get my kitten to not be afraid of my dog?

Give them time to get used to each other

Pet them and put them to rest and let them get used to seeing each other. If the cat doesn’t seem scared, let them sniff each other. When the animals are comfortable, release them together on the floor. For this first meeting I’ve kept it short, maybe five minutes.

References:

  1. https://www.petsit.com/dogs-and-cats-learning-to-get-along
  2. https://www.paws.org/resources/introducing-cat-to-dog/
  3. https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/resources/solutions-pet-issues/introducing-dog-to-cat/
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/23/dogs-jealous-owners-attention-study
  5. https://www.comfortzone.com/behavior-blog/multi-pet-behavior/how-to-introduce-your-new-kitten-to-your-dog
  6. https://www.insider.com/signs-my-pets-get-along-2019-7
  7. https://pethelpful.com/cats/How-to-Introduce-Your-new-Kitten-to-Your-Dog-Dogs-and-Cats-CAN-Get-Along

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