Despite what popular culture might have us believe, dogs and cats are not actually destined to be mortal enemies. In fact, under the right circumstances, they can end up getting along quite well with one another. It will be important to pick out a dog breed that is not known to possess a strong hunting instinct. Gradual introductions are also key. Creating positive associations between the animals, through the use of food, can also help. Finally, remember that early interactions between the pets should always be supervised to ensure the safety of both.
- Ideally, choose a dog breed that is not known for its strong hunting drive, as its this instinct that often motivates dogs to go after cats
- The two pets should be introduced to one another gradually in increments so that they have time to adjust to the presence of one another
- All early interactions between the animals should be supervised in order to ensure the safety of both pets
“Despite the stereotype of “fighting like cats and dogs,” cats and dogs can live together peacefully in the same household and even become best friends.”