If you have an existing pet, it’s best to introduce the new pet very gradually and under supervision. A gentle introduction is far safer than a rushed one and will hopefully result in your pets becoming good friends. When you first bring home your new pet, put them in a room behind a closed door so that your other pet can get to know the new arrival ‘through the door’ with minimal confrontation. This will enable the pets to discover each other via smell and hearing, so when you introduce them face-to-face they will already be familiar with each other.
The truth about cats and dogs
Here’s what you need to know to get your hound and feline to live happily together.