We’ve all heard the saying ‘fighting like a cat and dog’, but this does not have to be the case.
Tue 02 May 2017
We’ve all heard the saying ‘fighting like a cat and dog’, but this does not have to be the case. Dogs and cats can indeed form a very close bond and be friends for life. If you already own a cat, and are thinking of getting a new dog, it’s wise to plan ahead to avoid any potential problems.
Kitten and puppies are much more likely to be tolerant of each other especially if they have been socialised from an early age. However, this may not be possible if you are taking on a rescue dog and do not know its background.
The main thing to remember is that your home is also your cat’s home and serious thought should be given to getting a dog if your cat has shown a strong dislike to dogs in the past or is very old, ill or timid. With this in mind, you can make preparations for the arrival of your new dog by making things a little easier for your cat before your new canine arrival.