New puppies are an exciting addition to any household.
But if one of your family members happens to be an older cat then there are a few things you need to consider.
First of all, despite what you may have heard or read, cats and dogs can get along. In fact, not only can they co-exist in the same environment, it’s actually not unusual for them to become friends.
What needs to be taken into account with older cats is that by the time they have reached their senior years they will very much have become creatures of habit.
Introducing a new pet to the fold can upset a feline’s carefully structured routine, potentially causing stress, anxiety and even illness.
This doesn’t mean your new puppy and older cat won’t get along, but it does mean it may take a little time.
To ensure the introduction goes as smoothly as possible, Reveal has put together a few tips for pet parents on how to carry out a “safe” introduction.
Remember, every situation is different and you should always assess each pet’s reactions before allowing them to spend time together unsupervised.