How to Introduce a New Kitten to Your Senior Dog

There's no debate that dogs are a lot more friendly and sociable than cats, and this is in spite of whether the cat or the dog is the "new kid on the block". You need to keep a close eye on your cat's safety especially during the first few interactions between the new cat and your senior resident dog. This is because your resident dog's eagerness and enthusiasm could overwhelm your new cat. 

Before you consider bringing a new cat home, you should have already prepared a room or an area where your new cat can be all by himself, so he can adjust to the new home and environment. This designated room must have water bowls, food bowls, bedding, cat toys, litter box, and any other thing that would make him feel safe and comfortable. For security, you can put up barriers or baby gates around the room so you can prevent your senior dog from going in. 

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