MYTH BUSTED: CATS AND DOGS CAN BE FRIENDS
If you are afraid of keeping both cats and dogs together as pets, then don’t worry you can keep them both. Don’t worry about the fact that cats and dogs cannot live under one roof. Keeping them under one roof can be a task but it can be tackled easily with some preparations. Before bringing them home there are few things which you need to consider-
This is the first and most important step. As both of them are complex animals with emotional needs which can easily be upset so as to cause anxiety. When a dog and cat are introduced to each other for the first time, if the situation is an anxious one, the animals will associate each other with negative feelings. For both animals, introduce them in a way that shows you are happy and at ease with them, showing that they are in a safe and secure environment. Animals always socialize more readily when relaxed.
Depending on the behavior of the dogs it might be a good idea to incorporate a level of obedience training into how they interact with your cat. Train your pet in a way so that they should interact nicely with each other. There might be a possibility that your dog has chase instinct but this doesn’t mean that they want to eat your cat. It does mean that your dog might take it upon itself to chase your cat around your home.
Play Time Of The Pets
Playing can be an important way of socialization between cats and dogs. One of the biggest mistakes which pet owners do is to assume that both the animals are ready to play. If you will force them to play if they are not in the mood then they might hurt each other.
If you already have a dog and planning to get a cat too then just consider these points while bringing the cat your home. These few tips will your dog and cat bond. Know some more tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments section below.