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    Default Puppies and cats

    Still haven't got my puppy get but hopefully he/she is growing strong in utero. I'm planning on trying to get him socialised asap with my brother's kids (very gently, they are very good kids) and I want to introduce him to my mother's house as that is where he'll be staying if we go on holidays. My question is do I wait until he's had all his vaccinations or is it ok to take him to these places if we don't stop anywhere else? There are no dogs just cats at these houses and I'm not sure if he can catch anything off the cats?

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    Just the chance of an ulcerated eye if the cat scratches it if he is a pain to it.
    This happened to Bandit at age 3 months. It had to be surgically buttoned shut to heal.

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    Ouch, that's nasty. I'll be carefully introducing them a few time before he has to stay there. One cat is an outdoor cat so shouldn't be a problem. The other is quite old (19!) and apparently very patient even when some horrible little kid was pulling its fur it didn't scratch him.

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    Well hopefully gos smoothly.
    i remember my first kitten, if the G Shep came near, WHAM, poor guy just wanted to play and say hello, but kitten didn't want a bar of him, left a few marks across the nose and one disappointed Shep.

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    Yes I remember when I was a kid two dogs and two cats, the dogs would chase the cats for fun and end up cornering them, bad bad mistake, never corner a cat, it always ended with two dogs running off whimpering.

    Should add that the old cat didn't scratch the horrible kid but my mother did smack the kid and tell him off!

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    It will also depend on the cat and the dog.
    One of my pet peeves are rescues etc that walk a cat past a dog and claim they are cat friendly.

    I had three cats with the dogs I have now.
    One they adored. (RIP snake)
    One they ignored. (RIP mouth cancer)
    One they would individually kill or pack and kill in a heart beat. Full prey mode so that is why they never ever meet up.

    All previous cats and dogs in over 30 years as an adult having pets have got on very well.

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    Some pups can be slow learners with cats. Our foster pup just couldn't resist biting the cat's tail. Even after getting swiped at a few times. I must add that our cat is way too nice and just doesn't seem to have it in her to be mean to anyone.
    Last edited by Beloz; 10-24-2013 at 09:06 AM.

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    my old dogs where raised from pups with cats around,
    worst they would do is round them up when they stepped in the back door.
    but cat would just stop and stand still there till they had worked it out of them system and then walk off and show him who was boss. lol

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I guess I was more worried about any inter-species diseases they could share if puppy hadn't finished his vaccinations yet. Any meeting of the species will be very very carefully monitored to make sure puppy doesn't get over excited and cats don't get a chance to scratch.

    I have checked both houses and one has been lived in for 4 years the other 8 years with no dogs ever in that time so I'm feeling confident that puppy won't pick up anything like parvo which i think I read on a thread can hang around for about 12 months?

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