There are many examples when a cat and a dog become true friends, willingly play, sleep in an embrace, and miss being apart. Often these couples grew up together. But owners should remember that when pets belong to different biological species, misunderstandings can arise between them. But there are cases of obvious hostility, thanks to which the expression “live like a cat and a dog” appeared.
It is a person who is obliged to ensure the safety of animals, since he makes different pets live side by side in a limited closed area. Usually it is about protecting the cat, but with the advent of many decorative breeds, it happens that the dog needs protection. A miniature toy terrier or chihuahua can weigh only 1.5-2 kg, while an adult cat weighs 3-5 kg (Maine Coons up to 8-12 kg). And who needs protection in such a situation?
Pets come to our house under various circumstances, and this event is not always planned. The owner must understand that the first meeting of unfamiliar animals does not always go smoothly, because the first pet already considers its territory.
Puppy and kitten
The easiest way is to make friends with two cubs. Neither puppy northe kitten will not show aggression towards each other. Kids have no negative experience, love to play and need a society, living warmth at their side.
If the cat and the dog grew up together, you don’t have to think about following some rules, there will be no problems.
Adult cat and puppy
This situation is also favorable for conflict-free living of pets. Although the puppy can be very annoying to the cat with obsession, activity and desire to play, this does not lead to problems.
The cat will easily put the cub in its place, even if it is already larger in size.
At the same time, the dog will learn to respect the cat from a young age and will transfer this attitude into adulthood.