Introduce them gradually by swapping scents and allowing them to sniff each other's belongings before face-to-face interaction.
Recognize that your pets have unique personalities, and their compatibility plays a significant role. Age matters too.
Cats value their own space, so teach your dog to respect it. Set up a secure territory for your cat, including its litter box.
Engage your dog in physical activities to reduce excess energy and minimize chasing behaviors.
If possible, adopt pets when they're young. Dogs and cats tend to accept each other better when raised together.
Feeding both pets at the same time allows them to associate each other's presence with something positive.
Offer equal affection to both pets, regardless of their personalities, to prevent jealousy.
Spending time equally with your pets reinforces their sense of being loved and reduces envy.
Keep an eye on your pets' behavior and divert their energy away from negative interactions. Use positive reinforcement for good behavior.
As they become more familiar, create opportunities for your pets to spend time together and learn each other's signals.