Suggestions for Introducing your Puppy to a Dog or a Cat

DO Introduce them right away and understand that your puppy needs to learn to respect the cat
DO Have your cat in the same room as the rest of you when puppy arrives
DON'T hold one animal up to the other
DON'T intervene between their greeting - unless things are going very poorly

If you have a dog-friendly dog, DO have them meet on neutral territory
DO keep the older dog on a loose leash during introduction
DON'T leave puppy and older dog unsupervised until the puppy is much older
DO ensure puppy is learning his boundaries with your older dog
DO watch for signs of stress and control the environment when you need to