Where do cats and dogs come from?

Get your dog and cat used to each other

The best tips for a peaceful coexistence

The prejudice that dogs and cats being rivals rather than best friends has long been in people's minds. But that doesn't always have to be the case. There are definitely dogs and cats that live peacefully together or even one inseparable duo submit.

A right Friendship between the dissimilar pets, however, usually only occurs when the dog and cat get to know each other as babies and grow up together. If the animal children are not yet dominant, they are much more relaxed with each other than if they are already in adulthood. Puppies and kittens, the at the same age are, play and cuddle with each other casually. So becomes a cornerstone for one lifelong friendship placed!

Of course, it is not always possible to get a dog and cat together. In that case, you don't have to despair. It is entirely possible Getting dogs and cats used to each othereven though one animal was there sooner than the other. I have some Tips for you, how you can do that unequal duo can live together peacefully.

Bringing cats and dogs together - 3 tips for proper preparation

If you already have an animal roommate at home, you should think about getting another pet. After all, you want your animal favorites to get along well. How easy one Bringing dogs and cats together depends on who came first. If you already have a cat in your household and you want to buy a dog, the velvet paw will be the newcomer Threat to their territory perceive. Dogs are more open to new roommates, which makes it easier to reunite. I want to explain to you how it can be done acceptance or even to create a good relationship between the dissimilar animals.

Get your dog and cat used to each other

1. Set up a "cat room"

If a dog and a cat are to live together, it is important that they both have one Retreat where they are undisturbed. Cats in particular are stubborn and need to be quiet in certain situations. That is why it makes sense to determine a room that is only accessible to the velvet paw. In this room it should Litter box, a Resting place and the Food bowl stand. By the separate feeding places of the animals, you avoid them Development of feed envy and thus reduces the risk of stress between the animal inhabitants. The litter box is also taboo for four-legged friends. For one thing, the cat wants to be in hers privacy are not disturbed and on the other hand the dog could tend to eat the leftovers.

2. Get the animals used to the smell of the other

Dogs as well as cats have their whole own smell. The animal inhabitants should get used to this smell before they get together. It is best to let the new animal sleep on a blanket that absorbs the smell before moving in. Then you take the blanket that carries the fragrance home with you, so that the existing pet can get to it Smell of the newcomer can get used to. If a cat is to get used to a barking new roommate, it is also an advantage Sound recording with the bell noise of the dog to play.

Dog and cat are sniffing each other

3. Pay attention to the characters of the animals

Like us humans, animals naturally also have their own character. Because of this, when choosing a new animal roommate, you should make sure that the dog and the cat are each other similar in character are. Ideally, the animals are brought together when they are still very young so that neither of the two is oppressed. However, if the dog is already grown, it should be equipped with a cat aged at least 4 months be brought together. Do you have a four-legged friend that is very active and open-minded is, the cat should also be one healthy self-confidence have. A shy velvet paw would be overwhelmed with the liveliness of the dog. If there is something in your household older animal lives, you should get yourself an older and cozy roommate as a new addition.

The bringing together of dog & cat - your first encounter

If you have the 3 tips observed and made all preparations, the new animal roommate can finally move in. It is important that you are not too tense before the dog and cat meet, because the animals sense the nervousness and transmit it to themselves. Make one relaxed atmosphere, ensures that the affected animals are full and happy and chooses a neutral room in which there is no litter box, place to sleep or food bowl. Once all the arrangements have been made for the meeting, the following tips should be observed:

  • The dog should be on a leash
  • There should be 2 people present whom the animals trust
  • Have treats ready to encourage positive behavior
  • In the event of possible attacks, make it clear that this is undesirable behavior
  • The cat should be given opportunities to escape upwards
  • Limits the first meeting to approx. 10 minutes
  • Extensive praise for the dog and cat after the encounter

Dog and cat encounter

After the first encounter - be patient & practice

After the first meeting is successful, you should separate the two animals from each other extensively praise and deal with them. The procedure of the gathering then becomes repeated regularlyuntil dog and cat get used to each other. That doesn't just require much patiencebut also takes time in claim. The time when the time comes when the animals can freely meet each other is up to you. After all, as the owner, you can best assess your animal roommates. If you notice that your cat is feeling uncomfortable as a result of the change, I recommend Feliway as an atomizer or ambient spray. The one based on pheromonesFeel-good means for your cats should replace the natural feel-good pheromone of the cat and so instressful situations have a stress-relieving effect.

Only when you are really sure that the dog and cat will no longer attack each other when they are unsupervised can you leave the animals to their own devices. Until then, you should always keep an eye on the hopefully new animal friends. With something Patience and practice you will surely manage that your darlings befriend or at least respect each other. ♥

Have you already had experiences with getting dogs and cats used to each other? Share your experiences with us and exchange further tips! 🙂

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