Q: WHat Kind of Cat will be good for my Cocker Spaniel
I wanted to adopt a cat for my Kingston because I know he must be lonely during the day and I don't really have the engery to adopt another dog, it's too much work for me. Please let me know what cats or if you kno wanyone to need me to adopt a cat that don't mind a 10months old puppy!
Apr 13, 2009
american cocker spaniels are generally better w/other animals than english cocker spaniels, they were bred to be more family oriented than their english counterpart. depending on which you have may tell you how much socializing your dog will need to a new cat.
cats are pretty adaptive to dogs. once they see that the dog is not going to harm them, they're normally receptive to friendship. your focus should more so be how your dog will behave around a new cat. he'll be excited and interested, but if you can control their introductions, everything should fall in place.
kingston should be kept on a leash until your new cat gets comfortable w/him, and new cats should always be kept in their own room until they're use to their new environment. i don't mean kingston needs to live on a leash, i mean that the first several visits need to be supervised and he must be leashed during them. it also must be kitties choice to approach him.
cats love dogs that they can trust. some cats are more casual during meet and greets than others. neutered males w/dog experience are best. orange males in particular are laid back. if you want a purebred, i would go w/larger breeds such as the ragdoll or maine coon or more intelligent breeds such as the bengal or vans. female cats are generally more skittish than males.
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Apr 09, 2009
I honestly think it's far more important at this stage to see what your dog is like with cats. Some dogs love them, some ignore them, some chase them, and others will attempt to eat them. Depending on his behavior, I would then advise a certain age. At this point perhaps you would be looking at an older kitten (6 months+) who is big enough to defend itself if need be, but is also still interested in play.
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