Do Cats and Dogs get Along?

That’s a question that many pet owners ask before they decide to take the plunge & mix their furry-legged friends together.

Depending on your individual situation, it may be possible for cats and dogs to share the same living space under the right conditions. In this blog post, we’ll teach you what those conditions are and some tips on how to make the living situation better for everyone involved.

Can Cats and Dogs Tolerate One Another?

This age-old question has been around since humans took these cute four-legged pets into their homes. The truth is, there are many instances where dogs and cats have come together under the same roof to create a harmonious living situation.
Many different breeds of dogs and cats can get along just fine under the right kinds of conditions. But, if the pets aren’t exposed to living with a different species early on in life it can create problems. The older a pet is the harder it will be to undo bad habits that have been supported for a long period of time.
Cats and dogs can get along perfectly as long as you introduce the two early or give your pet plenty of exposure over the years.
If you want things to go well though, you’ll want to take some specific steps to make sure you’re giving your pets the best opportunity to get along.

How to Introduce a Cat and Dog Together

Here’s how you can properly introduce a cat and dog for the first time.

1. Keep Them Separate at First

When you first bring a new pet home, it’s important to keep them in separate areas of the house. This way they can get used to each other’s smells without being in close proximity.
You can put your cat in its own room with all of its essentials like food, water, a litter box, and some toys.
As for the dog, you’ll want to keep them on a leash during this initial period so they don’t chase after the cat.



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