Is my new puppy safe with my cat?

asked 2020-02-03 09:23:08 -0600

We adopted a four month old lab mix puppy from the shelter yesterday. The workers at the shelter couldn't say what other breeds she may have in her, but guessed setter. Our friend mentioned she looks like she could have some Greyhound in her, and after researching, there is a strong resemblance. This scares me because we have a 7 year old cat in the home that hasn't been around dogs, and I've read that greyhounds can have very strong prey drives and be dangerous around cats. I don't want to jump the gun and go to worst case scenario, but I also want to be cautious and make sure we aren't putting our cat into a potentially dangerous situation. Can anyone help shed some light on this?

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