Cats and Dogs: Making the Introduction

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The expression "fighting like cats and dogs" is not without basis. But they can peacefully coexist. Carrie Lisa, owner of Walk and Wag, a Los Angeles-based dog-walking and pet-sitting business, offers some tips on how you can negotiate a smooth introduction between man's best friend and your favorite furry feline.

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About the Author

Malina Saval is the author of "The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens," published by Basic Books in 2009. She has been a featured guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," Fox News, the Patt Morrison show and Tavis Smiley.Her work has been published in the "Los Angeles Times," "Glamour," "LA Weekly," "Jerusalem Post," "Premiere" and "Variety."

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