Let’s live together!
All animal lovers are usually divided into two types: some can’t imagine their life without cats, and others are crazy about faithful dogs. However, there are also those who decided to settle in their home at once two opposite in nature Pets. How do I make sure that this cohabitation doesn’t turn into a big war between animals?
Even a small child knows that cats and dogs do not get along together, but not everyone can guess that the reason for this dislike is that these animals have completely different lifestyles and worldviews. Dogs need communication and games, because in the wild they lived in packs, while graceful tailed predators are creatures that value personal space and avoid contact with unfamiliar animals.That is why a curious dog will get a hiss in response to its friendliness, and, for sure, will not want to communicate with the cat. Of course, it is quite difficult to constantly observe such a confrontation between two favorite animals, and each owner will want to make friends with their Pets.
The love and mutual respect of your furry household, oddly enough, depends primarily on you, and if you take into account a few tips and show sufficient patience, you will be able to avoid a fierce fight in your home. Of course, this neighborhood should be considered in advance – it is best to take the animals when they are still very young, because growing up side by side, four-legged get used to each other and will live like water. If you decide to find a company for your bored pet, then it will be much more difficult to make friends with predators, but it is also possible. Familiarity with tailed animals should be carried out by keeping the animals at a safe distance, the reaction to a new neighbor is difficult to predict, and the first conflict is usually postponed in the memory of the animal for a long time. Note, if one of your Pets has a difficult character, it is worth putting the dog on a leash and putting a muzzle on it, and cutting the cat’s claws. From the very beginning, engage in education, determine who is the owner of the house, to eliminate the struggle for “power”, which is natural for animals in their environment. Experts advise to give the graceful mustachioed predator the opportunity to feel superior, because cats by nature are not able to obey, and dogs, on the contrary, are friendly and will easily compromise. You should also provide each animal with a personal space, tailed animals should have their own recreation area, personal bowl and toys, so the animal will feel safe. Try to provide attention to both four-legged Pets to avoid jealousy, animals always crave the love of the owner, so you can not deprive any of them with affection and care. Remember that attention should not be equal, but sufficient, because cats are not always comfortable with obsession, and some dogs are ready to spend at least all day with their beloved owner. A good solution is to come up with a joint pastime for the household: walks, trips to nature, games where both animals can participate. Within a few weeks, you will see how the animals will get used to each other, start spending more and more time together, and maybe even share toys and a place to sleep. Do not despair, if the peace in the house has not come, it means that your Pets love you too much to put up with a fluffy neighbor. In this case, you should do everything possible so that the animals do not conflict and do not arrange military actions.
Another challenge may be nutrition. Now the family has become larger, and the loving owner probably wants each of his Pets to be tasty and healthy fed. Of course, there are universal foods that can be given to both cats and dogs, but experts do not recommend such food, because tailed animals have completely different needs for vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Choose a food created specifically for your pet that meets its breed and body needs. When planning your diet, you can pay attention to Russian blitz feeds, which are created for cats and dogs of different ages and breeds and contain an optimal balance of animal protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals for each animal. Having picked up the food, it remains only to make sure that your Pets are treated strictly from their plate, for this you can put a cat’s bowl on a hill, for example, a windowsill, where the dog will not find it for sure.
A big tailed family is a huge responsibility, but at the same time twice as much joy and love. Strong friendship and health to your furry household!