If you have a dog and you want to adopt a cat, or you have a cat and you want to adopt a dog or if you want to adopt both, pay close attention to our tips to ensure that their coexistence is great and there is no friction between them.
Small ones living together
Dogs and cats have different gestures or behaviours to express the same moods, so there may be some misunderstandings between the two. The best way for a cat and dog to get along is to get to know each other and grow up together from a young age. This way they will learn how they both express and communicate their feelings.
If living together from a very young age is not possible because you already have a dog or cat for a long time or because you want to adopt an older one, you must take into account their personalities. If your dog is restless you will have to calm it down very well before introducing him to its new companion.
This is a very important moment and must be done carefully. If your cat is new to the home, keep him in a separate room until he has gotten used to the place. As we have already said another important point is to calm your dog so that it does not scare the new inhabitant.
It is also important that you do not hold the cat and set it free. Otherwise, you may receive a possible scratch or bite. Let it interact with your other pet on his own terms. But you better put the leash on your dog as a precaution.
Patience and tranquillity
Your furry friends won’t be accepting of each other the moment they meet, so give them time and always interact under supervision until they adapt. It is also important that you are calm because if you raise your voice or get nervous you will transmit this to your pets and they will get nervous too.