It is much better to introduce a kitten to a good-natured dog by far than to try and bring a new puppy home to an adult cat who already rules the roost. A puppy is rambunctious and loud. At the very least, your cat will be upset, and the puppy will most likely experience a painful scratch or bite when he tries to befriend the feline. My advice? don’t do it!
Let your cat live his or her life out stress free. Or if you feel you must have a puppy, perhaps consider finding another home for your cat first. It may not be fair to either of them to enforce their co-habitation. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. Sometimes you just have to check it out for yourself, but be prepared for a lot of upset on both sides, and be sure to have a plan B.
Posted by: joan