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Questions tagged [introducing-pets]

How to introduce two or more pets to each other.

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How to help my dog remember a long term human friend after just 4 weeks apart?

My friend and I moved to another country with our dog, Jack. My friend left earlier and, after 2 months, I brought our dog to a new place. Now our dog doesn't recognise my friend after 4 weeks even ...
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Introducing old cat to new kitten [duplicate]

Just got a female kitten and my fixed senior boy kitty isn’t too happy. I bought a cat pheromone plug. Gonna try it tonight but still keep them seperate. Any suggestions on other products that may ...
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Are there any GPS tracker that doesn't require simcard?

In Indonesia, I have to register SIM card with government. I have 4 cats. I have no idea how should I have 4 sim cards. So I wonder if there is a GPS tracker without sim card?
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(Re)introducing a new dog

Until yesterday, I had two dogs living in two different houses. A 4-month Dobberman puppy and an 8-month half black lab (we don't know his exact breed). Today was supposed to be the day when they ...
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Do I really need 2 rats?

I have one champagne, broken hooded, Dumbo rat named Hope. She is alone in her cage but I take her out alot and play and interact with her. I got her in June and she has never had a cage mate. ...
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How to make a kitten friendly with new kittens?

I have a feral kitten(5 months old) who has been staying at our home since 3 months (Though she eats from my hands she still gets scared and runs whenever I try to pet her or hold her) . I recently ...
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What size of hutch would be right for two mini lops? [duplicate]

Warning, I am completely new to owning rabbits! Have had guinea pigs/hamsters in the past but no rabbits. I am interested in buying two mini lop rabbits and have a large garden but a small budget. ...
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When integrating a new cat into a house with a resident cat, how should I divide my time?

I have a newly adopted cat (female, spayed, 1.5 yrs) in a safe room. I have a resident cat (female, spayed, 3 yrs) in the rest of the house. I am not yet at the point where the new cat is ready to ...
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How to mitigate adopted stray's fear of other cat?

We adopted a 2 year old cat that had supposedly been a stay most of her life. She is very affectionate and loving to humans, but is very defensive with other cats. We introduced her to our current cat ...
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Not fully understanding how to properly potty train 9week old dachshund

First off I want to give a little background information on my situation. I haven't picked my dachshund up yet and I am doing all my research before hand. My husband and I both work full time but ...
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How to teach female Persian kittens to no longer be scared by male border collie?

Background We recently purchased a 3 month old female Persian kitten which born last august. We already have a one year old male border collie. Both animals grew with their counterparts in their ...
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Assimilating new puppy to cats

My husband and I adopted a 4 month old puppy into our home with two 4 yr old cats 4 days ago. She's very mellow for a puppy and not very vocal, generally. At this point our puppy, Maya, and our cats ...
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Best way to introduce a leash-reactive dog?

I have a border collie mix who is highly leash-reactive that I'd like to introduce to a friend's dog. When we are out on walks, we never introduce her to dogs because she goes into a complete frenzy ...
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How can we prepare our older cat for the introduction of a kitten?

We have a cat that was born and lived in our house 13 years ago, she is very domestic, never goes outside the house, and thus, other than her mother that passed away 3 years ago, have seen no other ...
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How to introduce foster kittens to resident cat that doesn't seem bothered by them?

so I am fostering three 6 week kittens and have a resident two year old cat. The kittens have been introduced to her with them in their carrier and she really doesn't seem bothered by them. She had a ...
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How to introduce a newly resident cat to regularly visiting dog

We recently adopted a 2 year old male cat from the local humane society. He has a very outgoing personality and has already claimed the house as his own within a few days after spending the night '...
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Older cat not accepting new cats into the household

Until July last year we had two female cats, both around nine years old and both brought up together from kittens (neither have had kittens and both were "doctored and chipped" many years ago). In ...
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New cat for my other cat

I just lost my male 16 years old cat. I have a 5 years old female, very sweet but lonely. She is declawed in her front feet. I want to get her a new cat, what age, sex and with the claws do you ...
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What's the best way to get a dog and a cat accustomed to living together?

My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in together in the near future and I am curious as to the best way to get his dog and my cat accustomed to one another. My cat has never been around dogs ...
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Recommendations on Introducing Adopted Rabbit to my other pets

I just adopted a Silver (breed type) bunny and I would like to buy some other animals like dogs and other rabbits. I don't know her age and it would be nice to know what animals she could be familiar ...
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Integrating a small kitten with an older cat

We have a 10 month old male cat (virtually full grown) and we recently adopted a 6 week old male kitten. we did everything the internet recommended regarding this situation (separating them in ...
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Breeds of dogs for therapy

I am interested in and have been researching therapy dogs. I was wondering which breed of dogs make the best therapy dog and why?
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Introducing male rabbit to girl rabbit

We have a rabbit that is about 7 years old and we haven't had another rabbit with her, her entire life. Could this be a potential problem if one could be older than the other considering the girl ...
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Considering fostering a Cat with a highly reactive dog, do you think he would learn to calm down and would it be fine?

I have a soft coated wheaten terrier and he is extremely reactive, when in training I was told it is a eye contact issue with dogs (they stare him in the eyes and this starts the problem) but this isn'...
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Obtaining a new cat, that separates the cat from other cats it has lifted with

Do to recent event my dad life is changing massively. My parents had 4 cats. My dad has decided to move to Florida (the old house has to many memories of my mother for him), and he does not want to ...
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Will my turtle eat the goldfish in my pond?

We have a pond in my backyard, where we have close to 50-60 medium-size goldfish. The goldfish have grown quite a bit since they've been in the pond, the youngest being about 3 inches, the oldest 4 ...
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Rabbit integration tips & tricks?

I am currently trying (and failing miserably) to integrate my two outdoor rabbits. My first rabbit (Diego) is a neutered male 1 year old Lionhead, he is very friendly, confident and usually very well ...
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What is the chance of two kittens being introduced and housed together without improving their lives?

We already have a seven-month old kitten, and we're thinking of adopting a new kitten around the same age. I understand that for some adult cats, even if you take all the right precautions in ...
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Am I allowed to take existing pets to the shelter to meet potential pets?

Am I allowed to take my existing pets to the shelter to meet my potential new pet to check they get on before adopting? Should I ask the shelter first, and if so what do I say?
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Dog had a dog-reactive issue with foster mom. Been with me six weeks now, want to introduce to neighbor's dog face-to-face

My dog, a 75-ish pounds 1.5YO male Lab/Boxer/whoknowswhatmix, apparently liked his foster mom's dog, but no other, to the point of seriously injuring her friend's dog apparently. Given that he liked ...
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If cats were introduced too quickly, can the process be started over?

I messed up and introduced a new female 7 yr old cat to my male 8 yr old cat.. They were doing fairly well, a few hisses but tolerating each other for the first few days, then my husband was ...
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Does a cat recognize her offspring after a long period of separation?

My cat had some kittens a while ago, one of which I have given to a friend. It has been about a year since then, and I was wondering: If my cat (the mother) were to come in contact with her offspring ...
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Cat seems to be scared of other cats

We've made a few attempts to get our cat to co-exist with my brother's cat, which is home for the summer. Both are neutered, ours is male, his is female. They're both rescued off the street and ...
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Using the room door as a means of introducing cats to each other slowly

tl;dr: is a slightly ajar door a good way to introduce cats that have been playing with each other under it without showing aggression? We have two cats, neutered - the male is the resident house cat ...
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Can't tell if cats are playing with or hunting each other

We've got 2 cats at home at the moment, both neutered. Our cat is a male ~9-10 months old and my brother brought his for the summer, which is a female ~11-12 months old. They've met before and during ...
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Recommendations for introducing adult cats to newly adopted adult cats

Recommendations for introducing kittens to adult cats covers a lot of good information about introducing new kittens to a cat household. However, we've just adopted 2 older cats (11 and 13) into our ...
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Why is my older dog becoming withdrawn from me and aggressive towards my younger dog?

Our 3 year old pit bull mix recently passed away. We waited a few weeks and noticed our 5 year old was missing her friend. We adopted a 3 year old female lab mix and initially all was well. Now 2 ...
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How long should I leave a Guinea Pig before introducing a new partner?

One of my two Guinea Pigs died a couple of days ago. I have heard from several sources that one pig on its own will suffer so I will get another. Should I do so immediately or wait a couple of ...
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Getting a shy dog to like a cat

I have a very nice, well-behaved cat who seems to like one of my dogs very much (probably because she does not get up in his face like the others). He likes to sit with her, but she is very nervous ...
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What's the best way to introduce a chinchilla to a household with cats?

My wife has a chinchilla that she will eventually be bringing home. We have two cats that are well behaved, but I want to make sure they're introduced properly so that I can make sure everyone gets ...
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What should we look for in a kitty companion for our rabbit?

We have a neutered male dwarf rabbit who's about 18 months old. He's been an only pet for almost his whole life. He has a big cage to hop around in, and for the most part we leave its door open, ...
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How do I help my adult cat accept the young dog?

Growing up in the country, we always had both dogs and cats around and they all got along just fine with each other. We even had one of our cats save one of our dogs from an attack by a larger dog ...
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How can I introduce a cat into a household with dogs?

My family and I are considering adopting a cat. We currently have a few dogs but they are quite docile. I know that bringing a new creature into the house can cause problems. What can I do to ...
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Do ferrets get along with other pets?

While reading about things to know when acquiring a ferret, I came across this article that says that ferrets do not get along with other pets: Most ferrets don't get along with birds, fish, ...
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How can I improve the relations between my 3 dogs?

Five months ago, I added a male dog to the family, a 7-months-old, Boxer / Pit Bull mix (though he looks like a Shar Pei) named Butcher. The existing dogs are females: Brownie, 3-year-old, Weimaraner ...
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What to do about my dog fighting its own children

My dog mated with a female dog from another house and the female dog gave birth to 6 puppies. The family that own the female dog then decided to give us 3 of the puppies. We accepted them and brought ...
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How to get cats to coexist in peace?

My cat is a big neutered male and my sister's cat is a small female. Both cats are three years old. When my sister is away on holidays I have to take care of both cats. Unfortunately, they hiss at ...
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How to introduce my aggressive dog to other canines?

My dog Rex is a rescue dog, and an aggressive one. He was known at his former shelter for breaking out of his cage and fighting other animals. He will see another dog at 500 ft. away and start "...
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Recommendations for introducing kittens to adult cats

We have two older cats and are considering getting a couple of kittens. Our cats are on the older side, 15 years, but are still active and spunky. If we did bring in some kittens, what are some ...
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How do I introduce our dog to a brand new baby

My wife is about to give birth to our first child, and we are trying figure out the best way to introduce our dog to the newborn. The dog, a 12-year old pug, has been an "only child" so we are unsure ...