Whippet Question

Hi, I recently adopted a 2 year old whippet mix, and he is so adorable & loving, very...


Hi, I recently adopted a 2 year old whippet mix, and he is so adorable & loving, very affectionate within the 2 hours felt like he was apart of my family forever. My one issue is i have a 5 year old cat who seems to be very intimidated with change, and although I knew this would be a period of getting used to, the dog seems to bark (not physically attack) but bark and jump near the cat, who hisses and fluffs up. Any good suggestions to get these two more comfortable with each other. the dog was smart enough to run into the crate when the last attack fight happened and was tense but also still wagging his tail. ANy help would be appreciated.

    In Whippet - Asked by Anonymous - 2/12/2012 12:29:48 AM
you might consider making the effort to introduce them both very, very slowly. It might possibly take a long time, but eventually they both should get used to one another. every cat is different. I've seen instances where an older cat was introduced by being held close to the dog that was held by another person but the cat was not close enough to harm the dog. I hope any of this is of any help to you and your pets.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/15/2012 8:22:36 PM