Do Boston Terriers Get Along With Cats?

If your an animal lover and plan to have more than one pet in the house you might be wondering if a Boston Terrier will like your cat?

For the most part you shouldn’t have any problems.

There are some things to consider though and I will go over them here.

Keep reading …….


Boston Terrier Puppies and Cats

If you currently have a cat in your home with plans to get a new terrier puppy as a pet then this would be the opportune time.

Typically when animals grow up together it creates a bond and that won’t be any different with a terrier puppy and your cat.

The best way to go about this is to gradually introduce them slowly.

For example maybe try carrying one of the animals around in the same room while the other is there.

After a little while of them checking each other out from a distance you could then hold both of them and start the initiation process.

Do this for a couple days to see how it goes and then slowly let them play for a short time on the floor together so they can get to know each other.

Another way to introduce them would be to let your Boston Terrier pup stay in his crate with some toys and some food.

Let your cat into the same room so that he or she can explore their new housemate without any direct contact.

After a little while let your pup out of its crate and let the two interact and get to know each other with some small play.

Being that the Boston Terrier is a pup he will consider the cat his family and they should get along just fine.


Older Dogs Or Younger Cats

There are instances where you would want to be more cautious when introducing a Boston Terrier to a cat.

If you are bringing home an older dog that may not have had any interaction with other animals then you need to keep this in mind when they meet for the first time.

Keep your Boston crated and let your cat check out the new family member.

Then maybe let the terrier out while the cat is crated.

Eventually after getting to know each other you can slowly introduce them without any crates.

Introducing A New Kitten

You should take a little more care when introducing kittens to an older dog.

Even if your terrier is friendly he may not know how to play with a smaller kitten.

Keep the kitten in your hands and arms when introducing your Boston to them.

You want to make sure that they become relaxed around each other before letting them play together.

This kind of interaction should happen slowly and over time you can try letting them make contact together for short periods.


Maybe They Won’t Get Along

Although the majority of time you will see happy pet owners claiming their Boston Terriers are getting along with their cats their will be instances where they don’t.

If this is the case then you will need to give each of the animals their own space so that they are not stressed and have a place of their own to relax.

You may have to buy gates to keep them in separate rooms.


Final Thoughts

Every animal will have its own personality and temperament. 

Most Boston Terriers will get along with cats especially if you learn how to introduce them from the start.

Terriers are a friendly breed and don’t have the same hunting traits as the other terrier breeds.

This makes them a great family pet when there are more than one animal occupying the same home.

So just have patience and slowly let your pets get to know each other for a happy fun filled adventure.


Comment below with your experiences with Bostons and cats!

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