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I have 3 year old domestic cat. I adopted her year ago, but i really want one more pet. I can financially aford it and i am aware of responsibility two pets in house are. The only concern is how my cat will react. She has been abused in past, so she is a bit scared. I was thinking about a dog, possibly Beagle, but since they are hounds maybe that could be a problem. Another thing i was thinking is another cat, because they would get along better. I was thinking about Russian Blues. So, do you think a cat would get along better with a Beagle puppy or Russian blue kitten? And, my cat is spayed female, so what gender will she get better with? I know every cat and dog is individual, but please tell me in general.

First of all, please don't buy a cat- adopt one at a shelter. There are shelters in Serbia I am sure. You will get a much better pet then spending money on a cat when one is dying in a shelter.

You can find cats of all ages in shelter, or humane societies. You can get a young cat, even kittens there. Since your cat is female a neutered male is the best choice. They just seem to get along better.

All cats will have an adjustment period and you have to be prepared for that. There are dozens of website that will tell you easy ways to introduce two cats together.

Then later on you might want to get a dog, after these two become fast friends.

But please think about adopting and not buying a cat. Please save a life.  

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Jana Connell RVT, CVT


PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING TO ME: I am NOT a vet and do NOT diagnose diseases. That is only for a licensed Veterinarian to do. I will give you suggestions and steer you toward calling your vet for help. You can call the vet's office and talk to the technician there or the vet at times. Don't be afraid to call them! If you have a serious issue with your pet please post it to one of the veterinarians in here- I will tell you the same thing in my answer. IF your pet is injured or in an emergency situation, CALL YOUR VET- Do not wait and post in here. Just call the vet's office and get them in to see the vet right away. Critical treatment time is lost if you seek answers here when you should have your precious pet at the vets!! Don't sit at home waiting for an answer when your pet is critically ill or injured!! I can answer most questions about small animal and wildlife care as well as small animal nutrition. I can also answer questions about all phases of dental care for small animals. I DO NOT answer questions about birds (unless it is wildlife or songbirds) or HAMSTERS/GERBILS/CHINS/GUINEA PIGS/REPTILES/FROGS/RABBITS/PET BIRDS OF ANY KIND so please submit these questions to the appropriate sections. I, as well as other experts in here, do NOT do homework questions- that is for YOU to do! Please respect these rules for all of us. Thanks!


I have over 42 years experience in the field of veterinary medicine. I specialized in small animals and did wildlife rehab for over 25 years, mostly raptors, squirrels and opossums. I am a Small Animal Nutritional Consultant with 6 certificates from Hills Pet Foods, CNM and Purina. I also specialized in Small Animal Dentistry which is a field I truly love. I also Teach Veterinary Technology to working technicians who are studying to take their California Tests to become Licensed Technicians. They have to take both the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) and the California boards.

Audubon,World Wildlife Federation, American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians.


Licensed with California and Oregon, RVT and CVT. Certified Veterinary Dental Technician Have over 1500 logged hours of Continuing Education Credits(that means I keep up to date!).

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