Can dogs live with cats?
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There are many people who think that the coexistence between dogs and cats does not work, but the truth is that both can live very well together. They can become excellent friends, although in order to achieve a good coexistence, we must take into account a series of guidelines.
What should we keep in mind when we want to have a dog and a cat at home?
It is necessary to keep in mind that dogs and cats cannot be treated equally because they are different species. It is even something that they themselves will notice, that is why they need their time to be able to adapt to each other.
It is advisable to help the animal that already lives at home to understand that the one that has just arrived will be his playmate and therefore we will not love him less. Do not think that it will be a complicated process, but it requires patience. We must always take it as a positive event.
If the animals are sociable and affectionate, it is very likely that there is no rivalry between them. In case they are territorial animals, contacts should be made little by little so that they can get used to each other.
Until this happens, we must mark separate areas for both, to eat or sleep. If everything goes well, they will not hesitate to share their spaces and possibly end up sleeping together.
It is recommended that the coexistence between dog and cat be of different sex so that there are no problems of territoriality and should be when both are puppies. If necessary, you have to separate them at the time of eating and sleeping.
It is necessary to be careful when giving them affection; it should always be in an equitable way so that there is no jealousy between them. The best thing would be to give love to both at once, although sometimes the cat, due to its independence and character, leaves, but it is important that both see that there is affection for both.