I live in a household with a 100 lb mastiff mix, a JRT (from hunting lines) and six cats. I also do rescue work with Labs and occaisionally other breeds. Although I have had 2 hardcore fosters I have passed on due to their extremely high prey drive, I have found that my "trained" cats are a big reason on why I have little trouble introducing dogs to cats in my household and having them get along. My cats have all learned not to run from dogs. In fact, they don't even hide. I do start with all fosters on a leash or confined with a gate to the room I'm in (I would do this even if I didn't have cats as you can't train a dog you can't see) and allow some non-aggressive mugging of the cats - some of my cats allow this better than others. The rule in my house is small rules. The mastiff is not allowed to overwhelm any smaller dogs and all dogs must respect the cats. The cats actually love the dogs and groom their heads and sleep on top of them - especially the mastiff mix. I do have areas the cats can retreat to if a dog is too much, and occaisonally my mastiff mix enjoys teasing my most reactive cat with plaw bows and waggily tails, but in 20 years, the worst injury I've had is a scratched puppy nose.
Living with Both Cats and Dogs - Petfinder
When choosing a cat, consider whether you want to get a purebred cat from a breeder, or rescue a cat from an animal shelter. If you are not getting a kitten, consider whether you want an indoor or an outdoor cat and choose accordingly, as certain cats will be trained for different situations. Different breeds have different temperaments, but they vary less than dogs. For example, Siamese cats are intelligent and playful, but can be very noisy, while long-haired cats are laid back and short haired cats are usually affectionate and even-tempered. Individual cats also have different personalities, so interact with them before taking them home. Consider the hair length you can handle, as longer , such as the fur of a Maine Coon, Persian or Ragdoll, will require daily brushing.
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Every day, Pet Poison Helpline receives dozens of phone calls from dog owners and cat owners saying “My cat ate a lily!” or “My dog ate a plant. Is it poisonous?” Some of the most poisonous plants for dogs and cats are reviewed below. While there are thousands of species of plants and flowers, only a small percentage of plants are truly dangerous and poisonous to your pet. Make sure you know which plants are most deadly to avoid your dog or cat from getting into these poisonous flowers and poisonous plants!
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