You're either one sided when it comes to whether dogs and cats can get along. Maybe you think they can, or maybe you think they can't. Well, what if I told you, they actually can.
Yes, cats and dogs CAN actually get along.
You might not see it when they first meet each other, however, like everything else, it takes time. You need to allow the animals to get to know each other and give them a bit of time. If a kitten and puppy grew up with each other, the relationship between them both should come quite naturally. Relationships between the two animals can go as far as them sleeping and cleaning each other, isn't that cute?
However, when you already have an established animal in a household, bringing in a dog or a cat could be dangerous which is why you need to take extra precaution when bringing them together.
If you want to try and get your dog and cat to be friendly, continue this blog.
When trying to get cats and dogs to get along, make sure there's at least 2 of you there incase you need to prevent any fighting or any other incident. When introducing the animals, make sure the cat is at eye-level with the canine, ensuring you have a firm grim on the cat, this allows the cat to feel some sense of security.
Something you shouldn't do is force the situation. If the cat or dog seem aggressive, move them away as soon as possible and try again at a later time.
If you continue to give them this carefully supervised time together, they will begin to get used to each other, and you should start to notice this.
It should be common sense that you should never leave the canines and felines alone if you're not sure how well they get on. If we have to spell it out: DON'T LEAVE THEM UNSUPERVISED, especially if they don't properly know, or haven't gotten to know each other yet.
If you leave them alone, you may regret it. A pet, or both, could get injured, even if it's not visible. It could also leave a pet terrified and scared of other pets for the rest of its life.
The Take Away
So, there you have it. Cats and dogs can get along perfectly fine, as long as you give them the perfect introduction to allow them to meet and get to know each other. We strongly recommend you follow to the above carefully to ensure it works properly.