So first off a little history: About a year ago my wife and I adopted a cat named Max. Max is about 10 years old and we donâ€™t know his history on previous dog experience but we do know that all he wants in his life is to sit on our laps and purr, he is a very loving cat. But now we just got a 7week old Chocolate Lab named Abby Road. So Abbyâ€™s first introduction to Max was nice, I sat there on the floor petting Max while playing with Abby Then Abby went over to investigate Max, and Max wanted nothing to do with her So now every time Abby gets too close to Max he bats her in the head (Heâ€™s Declawed). My question is: What should I do when Abby gets too close and Max takes a swing at her? Thank you in advance for any input!