Ideally, you should acquire your dog and cat at the same time when they are both young. This will help them to get used to each other at a time when both can establish regular routines and socialise with each other. If it’s not possible to get your pets at the same time, then research suggests that you are more likely to be successful introducing a dog to a household where a cat is the first occupant, rather than introducing a cat into a household that already has a dog.
The truth about cats and dogs
Here’s what you need to know to get your hound and feline to live happily together.
Acquire a puppy and kitten at the same time