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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Pet Problem
Posted by: Claire Moran
Date/Time: 08/09/15 18:40:00

If you are really worried your cat might injure your puppy I am afraid you are going to have to be quite stern with your cat.  Mine understand 'no' just as much as my dogs do.  And if you see your dog baiting the cat you need to tell him 'no' too.   But you need to intervene as soon as the behaviour starts.  Trouble is, if the dog enjoys it he probably leads the cat on...if you are not too worried (ie you don't think the cat will go for his eyes) then I would just leave it.  Your puppy is young but over time he will gain in confidence and will face down the cat.  Animals nearly always find a way to get on with things.  In the meantime try to keep both animals entertained with lots of toys, play etc so they are less tempted to do the chase game.   About the best advice I can give unless you are going to keep them in separate rooms or one upstairs and one down, which would be a pity.  Animal relationships change, especially when they are young, the only thing you really need to worry about is your dog's eyes getting scratched.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Pet Problem08/09/15 17:15:00 Angus McPhail
   Re:Pet Problem08/09/15 17:22:00 Gail Busza
   Re:Pet Problem08/09/15 17:44:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Pet Problem08/09/15 18:10:00 Angus McPhail
         Re:Re:Re:Pet Problem08/09/15 18:40:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Pet Problem08/09/15 22:31:00 Louise Cole
   Re:Pet Problem08/09/15 22:59:00 Andrew Craig
      Re:Re:Pet Problem09/09/15 14:21:00 Janine Jarvis
   Re:Pet Problem09/09/15 14:36:00 Sam Reardon Smith

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