When a puppy and kitten first meet, you need to take extra precautions to make sure both animals are safe. Your dog may react badly to the kitten when it’s first introduced to it, so it’s important to take extra precautions when introducing them. Start by introducing the animals through scent transference. Give your kitten a piece of dog bedding to sniff, then let them play separately. Try to get as much interaction as possible.
Before the puppy and kitten first meet, you need to prepare them for the new experience. Make sure the kitten is free from stress and offers them an escape route. Nick recommends finding a treat both animals will enjoy, such as small pieces of chicken. Keep early encounters brief and positive, and use them to build a bond between the two. By following these simple precautions, you can reduce stress for both pets and promote a positive relationship between them.
Once the puppy and kitten have met, they need to develop a trusting relationship. Cats may growl and hiss at a puppy, but if they see no reason to react to each other, they won’t. If your kitten doesn’t want to play, place a piece of paper or another object between them. Once they are comfortable with each other, they will soon settle into a mutually enjoyable relationship.