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New Puppy, Aggressive Cat

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I just brought home the sweetest little 4 month old bored collie-poodle mix and my cat is FURIOUS. I understand why, this is her home and hes new but i dont know exactly what to do. I have been keeping them seperate with a touch of interaction but she juts likes to swat at him and its terrifying the little guy. He definitely knows whos boss and has no problem letting her run the show. Im hoping they will calm down in a week or so, is this realistic? Shes already less stressed around him after 2 days but i dont want him to get hurt. Thanks!
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We're four months in and things are still iffy around here. We have 3 cats. None are terrified of the dog, though the oldest cat is the most cautious. The youngest cat will sit near the dog, and will swat at him and he swats back (the dog thinks its a game), and they'll sometimes play chase. The middle cat just hates him, and will hiss at him for existing (I'm like "seriously? the dog is asleep. you are hissing at him for sleeping"). The oldest cat wouldn't come downstairs for a little bit after we brought the (3.8 lbs) puppy home, but now he'll come down, and hang out in the same room - high up where the dog can't get to him when he's awake, and lower down when the dog is sleeping. All the cats swat at the dog, but none of them use their claws ever. Hamilton was afraid of the cats at first, then just decided they were playing with him and doesn't care if the swat or hiss anymore. We're working on it... I generally leave him and the youngest to their own devices since that cat can handle it and isn't distressed by the puppy play, and more closely regulate his interactions with the older two.
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