Congratulations on your new pup!

Adding a pup to your pack? Congrats!  This is an exciting time for your human family, but it can also be a stressful event for your feline residents. Here are a few helpful tips on how to introduce a dog to a cat.

Don’t Give Up

Don’t feel discouraged if they don’t become best friends … or learn to co-exist right away. It takes time!

No matter how comfortable your dog and cat may get together, always be sure each pet has  a private space that’s away from the other … especially for cats! Their litterbox, food, and water bowls should be out of the dog’s reach, and they should always have a place to decompress when needed. Never leave your dog and cat alone if you have any hesitations, especially when leaving your home – even for a quick errand.

Most importantly, don’t forget to be patient and give yourself and your animals time to adjust. There is no definitive timeline on introduction success. Enjoy your time with your new dog and focus on making it stress-free for all animals involved. For everything else, there’s Companion Protect®. Protect your pets (and your wallet) from the unexpected!

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Prior to Companion Protect, Jordan worked as a veterinary technician for 6 years in both private practice and animal shelters. She’s a proud animal advocate, strong anti-BSL supporter, and active dog foster. She’s also a proud mom to loveable pittie, Brewer, sassy boxer mix, Ellie, and a toothless cat named Drools. In her free time she enjoys yoga, breweries, patio sitting, and adventures in her local Kansas City area.

Written by Wilson WeaverWILSON WEAVER
Wilson has written for brands in the tech, e-commerce, construction, health, and finance industries. In his free time, he enjoys cooking for friends and family, spoiling his dog-daughter (Penny), painting, and playing music with friends. And speaking of food, his favorite meal is his mom’s pot roast and mashed potatoes!