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Pit bulls and kittens together -- is it possible??!!

 

I received this email yesterday --

"I don't know if you remember me, I've e-mailed you for advice on my pitbull before and you have always responded w/good advice. The last time I e-mailed you I was asking your opinion on getting a kitten w/having a pitbull and I wanted to update you. I was pleasantly surprised. They are best of friends from the beginning, We've had the kitten for around a month and I'm enclosing a picture so you can see how they did."

Thank you so much for taking the time to care for these great dogs - If my son hadn't talked me into getting one I would have never realized what loving dogs they really are. And thank you for taking the time to answer my questions I've had. Alda

Well now...

THESE are the emails I like to get -- !! Alda is obviously a responsible owner, researching options before jumping in, and when she does so, doing it great -- and also, kudos to your pit bull, Alda -- the media needs to focus on these stories, too, instead of the typical killer-pitbull type stories!

As a further note, though these two loves are peas in a pod, and are obviously getting along great, they still need responsible ownership. This means when they're not supervised, they're separated -- it's that simple. That should mean the pup being crated separately from the cat.

Also, during play, the pup and the cat should be closely supervised -- while dogs are smart, they're not always able to differentiate between their prey-drive instincts. So while these two might play together on the bed GREAT, when the cat runs away, etc., the pup's prey-drive might kick-in, over-riding the 'play' mode and instead turning in to a hunt --

-- of course, this is a worst-case scenario, but it's better to approach this from a preventative measure --

GREAT WORK, ALDA!