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Old 01-16-2007, 11:33 AM
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my first post here =)
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anyway why i am here.
i was thinking about getting a dog but i have a cat and i am not sure if thats going to be such a good idea ???

we were thinking about buy a german shepard but our cat is almost 5 years old and has never been living with other dogs.

what do yuo think.
i hope i have posted in the right place?
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:14 PM
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Hi and welcome to Chaz .

I have 2 cats along with my dog and they are fine together. I think as long as you socialise and introduce them appropriately things should go according to plan .
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:08 PM
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Hi...welcome to Chaz!!!! I think the cats will be fine! We have two cats with our two dogs and everyone does fine together. Good luck!
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:03 PM
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Hi, WELCOME to Chaz I also have two cats and a dog and quite honestly I can't remember ever living without both at the same time. If you look at my avatar they both love eachother and are always playing. Your cat maybe mad at first and not like the idea. But they will get over it eventually
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:22 AM
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Hello, it is all about training! If you train the puppy from the very begining to be gentle with the cat, then you should be fine.

Also ask alot of questions to the person you get the dog from. If you are planning to rescue a dog, most rescues know if the dog is good with cats or not, if you plan on buying a puppy, ask about "prey drive" and such.

But with proper training you should be fine.

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Old 01-17-2007, 08:27 AM
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Welcome! My dog was 9 years old when introduced to her first cat, 2 years old. We let them get to know each other slowly and they became best of friends. When we get a new puppy (having 3 cats in the house), we watch closely and tell the puppy not to hurt the cats. The cats usually are very cautious and take their time getting to know the new member. We have 4 dogs & 3 cats who live very nicely together.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:23 PM
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Hey Welcome to Chaz!! I hv 4 cats and my cavaliers just love them.
German shepherd are lovely dogs
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