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Old July 24th, 2003, 07:12 PM
kerrie11 kerrie11 is offline
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Question Intro'ing a kitten & dog together...

My husband & I have a 4 1/2 month old kitten that lives with us in our apartment. We also have a 5 year old chocolate lab that has been living with my parents due to apartment restrictions.

Next month, we are moving to our new house & we are planning on bringing both pets to live with us. Neither one of them has had much, if any, exposure to the other kind of animal (meaning cat to dog & dog to cat).

Its been suggested that we give each animal something that smells like the other animal about a week prior so that they adjust to one another's smell.

Beyond that, what is the best way for us to introduce them to one another? Do we bring them both to the "neutral" new house at the same time? Do we try introducing them in a separate location & then bring them to the house? Do we bring one to the new house for a period of time & then bring the other?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I want them to tolerate & maybe even like one another someday.

Thank you!
Kerrie
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