Top 5 Cat-Friendly Dogs

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As kids, we’ve always been exposed to cartoons that show cats and dogs fighting with each other. When I was younger, I really believed that this is an accurate portrayal of “how things are”. I almost got scared when I saw a dog and a cat in the same room together!

That’s why I always find it adorable to see dogs and cats being chummy with each other, and after reading this article (link is after our comments), the myth that was ingrained in my brain for so long has officially been busted.

If you really want to adopt both animals, it is a good idea to choose certain breeds. There are some breeds of dogs that are less cat-friendly than the others. In the article we link to, there are 5 breeds of dogs that will more easily get along with cats.

You can get both animals to like each other by helping them socialize with each other better. Cats are usually inclined to run away and dogs are usually inclined to chase. If these two animals are not used to each other (and you don’t know what to do), you may have a hard time.

Try to do a desensitization technique by first keeping your cat in its carrier and place it on a corner of a room. Keep the dog on its leash and lead him on his bed on the other side of the room. Feed him treats when he’s being calm and block him if he makes a move on the cat. Do this session for 10-20 minutes every night for 3-10 days. Once you feel that they are relaxed around each other, have someone take the cat out of the carrier. Continue to be with the dog at this time. Make sure that he is calm. It’s always best if the cat chooses to approach the dog. This process may take some time, so don’t try to force them if they aren’t ready yet.

Of course, if it’s your first time to do this, it’s best to seek an expert for advice on the best way to handle your pets. Every case is different. So as always, exercise patience if you want to maintain a peaceful environment.

Ok, check out the list below for the top 5 cat-friendly dogs!

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