Dogs and Cats, Why They Don’t Get Along

One of many explanations as to why dogs and cats don’t get along.

Dogs and Cats, Why They Don’t Get Along

Dogs are from Mars and cats are from Venus, perhaps this is why because they are to much like men and women. Basically what I am saying is that they don’t understand each other. Sure they are both animals just like men and women are but we don’t understand each other that often either. Its simply a communication problem within them, not all dogs and cats have this problem though.

The best way to keep your dogs and cats from fighting is to raise them together in some way. I am not saying you have to have them both in the house together. Just make sure at least once a day they get to see each other and sniff each other because this is the way animals become familiar with one another. Now if done right they can become as close as Milo and Ottis from the movie.

Dogs are use to their own kind and like things a little more rough and tough, where as cats like it a little more gentle and kind. The best way for their to worlds to collide is to introduce them to one another right after their born, or as soon as you get them which ever it is. Doing this will create a atmosphere that will cause them to want to play with one another as if they were from the same womb.

If you don’t allow them to see and be around one another from time to time, then they will become curious of the other. With dogs being a bigger animal this will usually result of the dog becoming the dominate one. Just like with humans, in most cases the male dominates the female. We just have to use common since, if your inside dog has never been around cats its entire life then yes there will be problems. Your dogs more than likely going to think the cats a chew toy of some sort and probably end up chasing the cat. But don’t worry he won’t catch the cat, they are quick and smart when it comes to defense and they have sharp claws that work great for protections.

What do you know that is another thing they have in common with women, we are smarter, quicker because of our flexibility and we too have very sharp claws that’s great for scratching and defending if necessary. On a personal note, I have a small dog that has no other dogs in which to really play with but she gets to play with our 3 cats every day and looks forward to going outside just so she can..


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  1. anita

    On May 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    this article is so true through the years i have had many pets some got along and some didn’t now i understand why that was

  2. Lora

    On May 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I agree I have had dogs that do not like my cat at all and others who think they are related to the cat… is so very funny. I agree that it matters how much time they spend together and if they grow up together. Great article!!


  3. john

    On May 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    awesome article

  4. Karen Gross

    On May 24, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Great article! I’ve always thought of dogs as male and cats as female too. Right now we have a male cat and a female dog and it’s sometimes hard to get the pronouns right.

    We got a puppy while our cat was pregnant. The kitten that we kept grew up with the dog and they get along really well.

  5. Chelsea

    On May 25, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Great article and so true! I have owned so many animals and its way easier if the dog and cat grow up together…or if the dog was older and the cat was a kitten. I have found it harder to get a cat to like a dog then a dog to like a cat!

  6. Henry

    On May 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    This is the best explanation I have read yet.

  7. ruby burks

    On June 1, 2010 at 8:59 am

    this is so ture

  8. babygirl3605

    On June 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    You are suppose to get a puppy and a kitty (Babies) if you want them to get a long.

  9. Irishmick

    On October 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I totally agree, if they are reared together, they will become friends.

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