My family and I got a new puppy ( a shih tau) in November. Since Ollie's (our puppy) arrival we have been dealing with two very angry cats.
Charlie, his ears go right back as soon as Ollie is near, he hisses and swats at the puppy. More often then not he will hide once he see's the puppy coming.
Rory growls,hisses, swats, chases the puppy and generally sounds really really angry any time the puppy is anywhere near her. She often will go after the puppy if he is anywhere near her. The puppy can just walk by and she starts this awful growl.
We've had the puppy since November and neither cat is any closer to accepting him. We have had a dog before, and both cats were perfectly fine with her. But she was an older dog and was here before either cat. Before she passed, Rory and Chloe (our dog that has since passed) used to play together and clean one another.
Does anyone have any solutions or ideas on how we can get the cats and dog to live in the same house peacefully?