Another question i have... did any of you have cats before getting your pup? How did your cat accept the pup? Did it take long to make friends? Are they friends?
We have 2 pedigree cats who live indoors 24/7. I think they will be fine and adjust ok but my husband is quite worried
'Lo grew up around two cats, she likes to lick their noses (they pull back in a horrified yet bored way lol) mostly they just ignore each other. Our more playful cat would grab them and kick and bite in play, but the dogs would freak out so he mostly stopped lol.
The main problem with cats and dogs is litter boxes and food.
The litter box must
be where the dog can't get it, dogs love cat poo. Cat food is bad for dogs over time so that needs to be out of reach too. One way I've heard works great is to have a little used room and put a low gate in the door, and the food/water/litter in there, so the cats have a safe room all to themselves. There are also litter boxes that open at the top, or furniture that has a cavity for putting a litter box in.
Many cat's wont smack a dog even when it's begging for it, so you'll need to be watchful and get the pup for over stepping it's bounds if the cat won't. Most common are too much licking and following (tell the cat runs or walks away) pulling on them, barking at them while their up high, and chasing them.
What breeds are your cats? We had a champion brown marble bengal male, and a domestic shorthair seal links point male.