Tips for Introducing a New Cat to a Dog  

Take introductions slow over days/weeks. Rushing can overwhelm and stress pets.

Go Slow

Swap bedding so new pets can get used to each other's smells first.

Scent Swap  

Give new cat their own room with food, bed, litter box at first for a safe space.  

Separate Space 

Only allow interactions under your close supervision so you can redirect bad behavior.

Supervise Meetings

Gates allow pets to see each other before direct contact.

Use Baby Gate

Give treats when dog and cat are calm and relaxed around each other.

Reward Calm Behavior 

Verbally interrupt hissing, raised fur, barking, chasing or other bad signs.

Correct Aggression  

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