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6 Ways to Help Your Cats and Dogs Become Fast Friends

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats, dogs )

- 1738 days ago -
That stereotype of dogs and cats hating each other -- it's complete bull. The two species can be best of friends if they're raised together.

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 7:32 am

Good suggestions. Maybe shelters could have workers make these suggestions to people as they adopt.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 10:42 am
Most ofall relax...both dogs and cats can feel it if you're tense and that's no help when introductions are to be made. Thanks for the good info.

Kay M (347)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 10:57 am
excellent idea, kit.

Sara P (54)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 10:59 am
Ho cute pictures!!!! And thanks for the suggest!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 11:41 am
Ms. JaneA again, this time with valuable, helpful suggestions for a harmonious pet household.
I don't know how it works at my house, but with a steady stream of newcomers from cats and dogs to birds, rodents, and wildlife, I've never had a problem or incident. Everybody just gets along.
Is it relaxation or the atmosphere? They just know. Even my cats, who are notorious exterminators in the barn, have never caught or killed a mouse in the house!

Latonya W (82)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 2:12 pm
My dog( a long hair chihuahua) does not get along with other dogs unless its a sexy girl dog lol or a big doofy friendly male dog but cats he lovessssss them I think because he knows I llove them,,,,and Im talking all adults that never lived together even the out door ones while we r walking they all follow us lol cutest thing ever...

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 2:37 pm
The shelters always carry information on how to properly introduce pets. Using their method has always worked for me.

. (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:02 pm
You took the words right out of my mouth Kit.

Winnie A (179)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 4:34 pm

Iveta cer (41)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 5:27 pm
Thanks :)

Connie O (44)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 7:02 pm
Good article...ty

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 7:58 pm
Good ideas. Thank you

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 8:56 pm
Fabulous. Ours always got along very well after the dogs realized that yes, the cats are in charge.

. (0)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:47 am
Great tips. Thanks for sharing, Cher.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:55 am
In my house my dogs and cats get along super.
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