The Cat And Dog Relationship
Cats and dogs have been known to be enemies forever however, there are many people who have pets cats and dogs in the same house; how do they live happily ever after, let us find out the secret behind it.
Are Cats And Dogs Eternal Enemies ?
All animals have an built in defensive system against animals or things that pose danger to them and in this case, cats tend to react first as dogs are usually larger then them and they feel threatened and this is what we usually witness when a cat meets a dog for the first time, the cat will hiss or even attack and then run away and hide; the dog follows simple because he or she is curious and not because he or she wants to attack in most cases.
Today many pet owners have overcome that impediment and so called animosity between the cat and dog with simple yet effective methods.
Methods To Bring Cats And Dogs Together
The best way to make the cat and dog friends is when you bring them up together from the stages of pup and kitten, as at that age they are not capable to judge threats and therefore usually will confuse their so called enemy with their own and thus, become inseparable friends.
The difficult part is when the cat and dog are already adults and are brought together as they are already in built instincts, which are usually extremely hard to alter so, it will have to be approached gradually and very tactfully. The cat is the one that reacts first because the size of the dog scares him or her so, you will almost always have to make the dog sit or lay down before introducing your cat to him or her.
Don’t hold the cat down and force her or him to be close to the dog as it may turn ugly and the cat can scratch you and the dog in the process, instead demonstrate to your cat that the dog is friendly by patting and cuddling the dog and inviting you cat to sit close to you at the same time.
When feeding your pets is yet another great time to try and bring the cat and dog closer and that is by feeding them close together; usually when the pets are hungry they will not bother much with who is present next to them especially after you have taken the time to introduce them several times.