Cat and Dog Relationship is either a love-hate relationship or just a hate one. The natural instincts of each species lead towards antagonistic interactions, though individual animals can have non-aggressive relationships with each other, particularly under the conditions where humans have socialized non-aggressive behaviors. Aggressive interaction is seen due to the need for one of them to try to seek dominance at all times. Cats and dogs relation is possible that depends on the cats and the dog personality and the owners’ patience and understanding.
Nowadays many people raise cats and dogs together and face no problems. The reason behind this is they have a common master and are trained in the same way and understand each other well. Dogs are the predators and they usually chase smaller animals like cats by nature. But this does not mean that cat and dog can’t live together happily.
Both cat and dogs are common household pets and the relationship between cat and dog depends on their temperament. Like if a dog raises his paws to a cat mean he wants to play but a cat take it as an attack and cat scratches the dog. This lead to the fight. Similarly, a cat tries to rub the dog being friendly and dog assume that as a threat then leads to fighting. If the cat is near the dog food or toys then cause the dog to growl.
The phrase “Fights like cat and dog” must have some truth. This phrase has been century and older than we know. Cats and dogs will naturally fight until they draw blood. Both cat and dog intimidate any opponent vocally through either barking, growling, hissing or spitting. Cats and dogs fights are loud, attract attention and can be lead over a long period of time. Most dogs will eat kittens and chase any small animals like cats.
If you want to keep dog and cat together then get a puppy and kitten at the same time. From this, they will not fight unless one of them become aggressive and dominating. There are many breeds that can live without the fight. Sussex Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bichon Frise, English Setter, Poodle, Pekingese, and Pugs are the breed that can live with a cat without a fight. Oriental, Burmese, Siamese, American Ragdoll, American Shorthair, British Shorthair are the few cat breed that can be raised with cats.
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Like human friendship take time cat and dog case are also same. Always guide both your pets until they will get along. Don’t put the cat and the dog together during meal time. Don’t leave them alone together until they get along. And care, love and attention them both equally. Otherwise, one will be jealous and cause a fight. Don’t put them in full contact if they do not get along. Take your puppies and dogs to obedience classes to learn basic command and be socialized with other pets too. There are many cats and dogs who live happily together and love each other’s company.