we have a male indoor cat 2.5 yrs (not fixed) and a 7 week old male chocolate lab. when introduced the cat puffed up, growled, hissed and swatted with his claws. We have been keeping the animals seperate from eachother, and every time they cross paths the cat reacts the same.
If we get the cat fixed and de-clawed will he calm down?
Should we keep them seperate?
interesting. I just adopted an 8 week old female pup and i have 2 male cats, ages 3 and 5 years old (both fixed). The 5 year old does some hissing but no swatting, I did not seperate them due to him not showing any claws. Now being 2.5 i wouldn’t suggest getting him fixed or declawed (very painful 🙁 ), I think it’s just a territoral issue and they need to get used to one another. I bit with supervision of both they will be just fine. Hope this helps!
[quote=John & Karolynn]If we get the cat fixed and de-clawed will he calm down?
Should we keep them seperate?[/quote]
Yes, neutering may help. [b]DO NOT[/b] declaw. Keep his nails trimmed and look at [url]http://www.softpaws.com/faqs.html[/url] for an alternative.
Also, read [url]https://www.homevet.com/petcare/petmeet.html[/url] for much more info. In the meantime, always supervise the puppy when she is around the cat and don’t let her chase him. Slow introductions will take time but almost always work well.