Updated: September 20, 2023 by CanCat Eat
You can’t deny the fact the above image of cat and dog is loaded with cuteness and love. You will find such cute and adorable pictures of cats and dogs throughout the internet. But have you ever wondered that does such friendship really exists?
Cats and dogs are two different species with different personalities, behavior, and requirement. Dogs have a deep-rooted pack mentality whereas cats are independent and solitary creatures. It’s quite difficult to manage an adult cat and dog together. In contrast to this, it’s comparatively simple to raised a small cat and dog together in a house.
So the answer is yes. In order to make these furry animals the bestest fur buddies, you need to do a little bit of hard work. This article will reveal some tips and tricks that will help you to make these pooches and pussy cat the best buddies.
SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY INTRODUCE THEM:
Cats and dogs are considered as the greatest enemies of each other but they can be the best friend if you handle them with great tactics. So what you have to do is to introduce them slowly and gradually. Start with introducing other pets’ toys and other stuff like matt, bowl, and bedding. Bu using the scent of other animals, they will try to familiarize themselves with the other animal.
Then, move onto the next step. The in-person meeting of these fur buddies. But remember slow and steady wins the race. Don’t introduce them suddenly, this will worsen the situation. The best idea is to introduce them at mealtime. Give your kitty a bowl full of her favorite food while serving your dog with his favorite food on the other side of the door. The closed-door will serve as a physical partition between them. They won’t be able to see each other but yes, they will be able to smell each other. This will help familiarize them with the smell of their new friend. A delicious and tasty food treat will serve a great role in forming a new bond. Serve your dog Royal Canin, it’s one of the best food for Yorkie puppy.
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TIME FOR ONE TO ONE MEETING:
After performing this practice for a couple of weeks or maybe more, your pooch and pussycat is now ready for one-to-one meeting but be careful.
Keep the kitty at the eye level of the dog. Firmly hold both animals and if you find anyone getting aggressive, immediately calm him down by taking him to the other room. And try again next time.
Keep doing this, a supervised one-to-one session with each other. Soon there will come a time when none of them get aggressive and they will feel relaxed and calm around each other.
Remember, never forced your fur buddies to face each other when they are not comfortable. This will make the condition worse.
GIVE BOTH ANIMALS ADEQUATE SPACE:
Like humans, animals need personal space too no matter how close friends they are. If proper personal space is not given, the kitty/puppy may become aggressive. This means, your kitty should be given a proper private space for a litter box where there isn’t any involvement of her new poch friend. Also, try to keep separate food and water bowls for each animal. Even during sleeping hours, they need space too. Cats’ bedding should be far away from your dog. This way they will feel relaxed and sleep more comfortably.
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LOVE AND CARE MAKE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE:
Now your furry animals have known that there is another animal in the house that will be loved and cared by everyone. This may create a jealousy factor in the opposite animal. So what you have to do is to give more and more love and care to your small cat and dog. Try to treat them equally in terms of toys, food, and treats. When I had to adopt a cat with my Pup, I started taking extra care of my dog. This not only creates a positive affection towards the adopted cat but also towards other cats. Love is the language that is understood by every animal. Shower an extra dose of love and care on your poch and pussycat and see the difference. Reward them with tasty treats whenever they behave calmly in front of each other.
17% of the US household owns a cat and dog together. This means cats and dogs can coexist. Once they become best fur buddies forever, your camera roll will be full of cute and adorable images of these friends. It has been observed that early age exposure of these animals is quite helpful in developing a strong bond between them.