Pet Medicine Chest
The pet medicine chest is a great read with lots of good advice and tips for animal lovers. I was especially impressed with the following information about helping pets get along with each other. With so many factors to consider, it is virtually impossible to predict how one pet will respond to another. Not all
Take your time. A gradual process of discovery and investigation is best.
Spend extra "quality time" alone with each pet during the transition period. Reassure your resident pet and establish bonds with the new pet.
Watch for impending fights. A smaller pet is in more danger from injury by a larger pet than the reverse. A dog attack is more likely to severely injure a cat than a cat's attack on a dog.
Give a frightened animal an avenue of escape. Fights can result in intentional or unintentional injury of anyone preventing retreat or blocking the path to safety.
Consider your own safety before interfering with aroused or fighting animals. Proceed with caution, but recognize that you could be injured.