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Feature February 2018 Issue

Managing Cat-Dog Introductions

Introducing young kittens to young puppies is certainly the ideal scenario. But there are ways to make the relationship work between adults, too.

Managing Cat-Dog Introductions

The initial "how-do-you-do" phase is critically important — especially when dealing with adult animals with little experience around the other species.

A sideways hop here, a play bow there.” That’s how the head of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts’ Animal Behavior Clinic, Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, describes the way in which her cat and dog initiate play with each other, but it doesn’t always work out so delightfully.

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