Can my puppy be around a kitten?
Once your puppy or kitten has received the ok from your veterinarian based on the vaccination schedule, it is ok to start introducing your puppy or kitten to other “known dogs or cats”.
Is it a good idea to get a puppy and a kitten at the same time?
The advantages are if you have the time, energy, and setup, your puppy and kitten(s) will grow up used to each other. “Older” puppies and kittens (like 6 months to 1 year old) are a lot easier than tiny baby kittens, and still young enough to grow up together.
Can a kitten make a puppy sick?
YES! There are certainly some diseases your cat can pass on to you or to the other pets in your house. But not everything your cat may have is going to be shared with the family dog. Some serious diseases can be passed from your cat to your dog and vice versa.
Can a puppy without shots be around cats?
NO! Cats and dogs have their own separate, species-specific parvovirus strains. The cat strain, called feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), is a significant disease threat amongst the feline community, but it cannot be transferred to canines.