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Q: Dog or No Dog

August 3, 2009 | By BonnieClyde | 17 answers | Expired: 1841 days ago

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Dog or No Dog

My cat was just hit by a car, do you think it's too early to get a dog?

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Stephanie
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Aug 17, 2009

I'm sorry about your kitty, I just lost one that way too. It is really all up to you. If you feel ready, go for it. I love having pets and they have a way of cheering you up, and making you laugh. There are sure lots of dogs who need a loving home.

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Cmgirl87
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Aug 08, 2009

Yes wait a year or too and then get one!

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Ches21
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Aug 06, 2009

poor kitty you should not rush off for a new pet right away you may not be ready yet wait until you are over the loss of your kitty if you are lonely then babysit a friend's or a family members pet for awhile.

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lizzy  k.
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Aug 05, 2009

i think that it may be too early to get a dog. Definitley dont get a puppy because that will just tire the cat out and make it more stressed. Maybe an older calm dog would be better.

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tiffany b.
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Aug 05, 2009

i'm sorryabout your cat but you should get a dogwen you think you are ready but I think you should wait a little bit to get a dog cause of what happened. Its really up to you though.

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Lynn
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Aug 05, 2009

First, i'm so very sorry for the loss of your kitty....You know, getting another pet can be a very good way in helping you with grieving and helping you. They never replace the pet you've lost, but they truly do help to comfort you, and they make you feel better....again so sorry for your loss

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RachellK
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Aug 04, 2009

It's never too soon. You had a loss. You need a pet and there are lots of dogs that need homes, and will be very loving. They can help with the sadness.

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ashley
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Aug 04, 2009

The same thing just happened to my cat. I have a hole lot more animals tho so im not in the spot your in. But if you are ready for a dog then go ahead. Everyone does different things. Some wait years some weeks. If u do decide to go find a dog for you I would go to a shelter.

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JerZgirl
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Aug 04, 2009

Sorry for the loss of your kitty.

I own both and let me tell you, I am very quickly turning into a cat person LOL.

Dogs are more work than cats in my opinion. If you think you are ready for the expense, training, veterinary care, exercise requirements, grooming and feeding requirements for a dog than go for it. Research research research all different shapes sizes and breeds of dog before deciding...unlike cats which generally stay within a certain size range, dogs range from 2lbs to 200lbs.

Once you decide what kind of dog you want check out your local shelter first...or if you want a purebred seek out a purebred rescue or a responsible breeder.

I know of people that lose a pet and have to get another one right away-others go years before being ready...its all up to you...good luck.

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lynn m.
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Aug 04, 2009

First - I am so sorry about your loss.

Like everyone else has said, there is really no time frame put on when someone should get another dog or cat. I just lost one of my cats, Tai, to kidney failure. I still have 2 cats and a dog and know that I will get another cat soon, but just don't know when. Usually what happens is that they find you.

It seems like you may be asking a question about getting a dog instead of another cat. If that's your question, then I say yes. I had cats for years and then just a year and a half ago, we got our dog, Aran. As different as dogs and cats are from each other, it is so much fun watching them inter-act.

If you are unsure as to what to do, go visit your local shelter. See what happens. Good luck.

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