|Purred: Fri Jun 17, '11 9:14am PST |
|Hi Guest ,
First off let me say welcome to catser!
I have currently have both cats and dogs. I had my dog Angel at first, and added my cat sylvester afterwards. To be honest it was a little bumpy for about a week or so because when she first saw the cat her intial reaction was to chase him. But we had to work with he slowly, and eventually she learned that it was BAD to chase him. When we introduced the other cats, she didn't chase them cause it was already instilled in her that is was bad too chase a cat inside the home, but she was very curious about them. An sometimes got to rough while sniffing them. But now they all get along great, like peas in a pod.
While she does chase other cats outside, she won't harm ours.
An I would like to say that my cat didn't get neutered until in the later years as I adopted him when he was 3 and he wasn't neutered, but he doesn't spray. All of my cats are males, and none of them spray. As far as health issues, I don't think its gender based. I would say it is based on the cats immune system, and breed cause some breeds are prone to more health issues than others.
As far as the whole name ordeal eventually if a cat gets referred to a name enough they will become use to it, and know it is there name. When we adopted angel at a year old, we didn't know what her name was and we came up with angel. An it took about 2 weeks to get accostumed to.
Good luck on your cat hunt
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