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Everything You Need To Know Between Cat And Dog Relationship

Everyone will have heard the phrase ‘fighting like cats and dogs in order to describe two animals or hum as who are always at odds with each other. Cats and Dogs are both furry, but they are very different from each other, The range of interactions, and instincts of each species lead towards antagonistic Interaction. The aggressive interactions between cats and dogs are recognized through their cultural expression. If the owner takes care to take good care of their pet training they tend to relate well with each other. Dogs are predators by nature as they often chase things smaller than them, but this doesn’t mean that dogs and cats are unable to live in harmony.

Dog and cat hugging

The two most common household pets that are dogs and cats can relate to each other, but they have to do a lot with their temperament dogs and cats both use body language to communicate, but there is a possibility that their signals can get lost in translation between species. A dog raising his paw to a cat may mean that he/she wants to play cat can be considered a sign of an attack, likewise, a cat that tries to rub up against a dog, but a pooch can consider a threat. It is possible for cats and dogs to coexist together and build a friendship if harmony is the goal, it is important for owners to pay special attention to the feline side of the relationship and should see the lack of conflict as a success, even though the pets don’t seem to be like buddies.

Dog kissing cat

If you want to have both a cat and a dog at the same time as an owner it is very significant to consider the personality of the resident cat or pooch before making a decision of bringing an additional pet to the house. There is no guarantee that your cat and dog will coexist peacefully under the same roof, but gradually introducing them and giving your pets an equal amount of attention is much needed so that no pet feels left out. Relatively dogs are more social than cats, while cats are a bit more cautious. Just like humans dogs and cats produce oxytocin, a hormone that is linked to the feelings of love and trust, Both cats and dogs produce a higher level of oxytocin in response to interacting with humans where dogs produce five times higher than cats. Friendships take time to develop not get upset if your pets don’t become pals right away.

Dog and cat

The tips that should be always kept in mind while first introducing a cat to a dog:

  • Teach your pet obedience and learn basic commands such as sit, stay or down.
  • Separate the cat and pooch during mealtimes.
  • Ensure that both animals are separate when leaving the house, and also provide each with fresh water, resting beds, toys etc.
  • Always monitor the animals until you know how they will get along.

There is a misinterpretation that cats aren’t trainable it is because dogs are pack animals who closely and willingly follow their master’s orders whereas cats are nocturnal animals who enjoy playing at night when your dog most likely snoring. Cats don’t share the same sort of obedience as they are independent, hence it is very essential to keep all feline training sessions very short but be consistent. Dogs can be trained in groups but endure longer sessions in order to remember everything they’ve learned. The memory of the cat lasts much longer than a dog. When it comes to the food dogs and cats both enjoy eating however, cats need to ingest smaller and more frequent meals than dogs speaking with your veterinarian and understanding the nutritional needs of your pet is very much essential. Dogs are usually great exercise pals, if you’re looking for a workout buddy cats may not be the best choice as they are known to be agile and occasionally spend time playing. Cats aren’t known to be athletic, whereas dogs enjoy running and hiking, and will joyfully trek along with you on the trip. Just because cats aren’t into exercise doesn’t mean they aren’t agile, as they have lean muscles and will pounce or leap while stalking prey. For a cat, fun playtime is pouncing on your feet when you’re lying under the covers and sleeping.

Some cats are extroverts and other dogs have introverted behaviour which is tough to compare too closely because like human dogs and cat's behaviour and personality vary greatly, as it depends on the environmental factors that they are raised in every day. When giving warning signals both animals will usually make sounds such as growling or snarling, dog will show warning by baring teeth and staring while cats often arch their back and the hair on their back may lift. While dogs and cats are very different, they can be great companions too all they need is love and care from their pet parents to be happy and healthy animals. As owners, you need to have a different approach to training dogs and cats, both the animals enjoy treats as a form of praise for their hard work.