why don't cats and dogs get along?

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04 May 2008, 10:19 am

It depends on the dog and the cat.

My dog, Rocky, got along fine with my cat, Marmalade (Who passed away), but my cat Lunar hates him.


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04 May 2008, 10:58 am

I think there must be some degree of distrust between to two species, but once they get to know and understand each other they maybe get on more. :)


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04 May 2008, 11:24 am

If you get them both when they're very young, they will get along.


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04 May 2008, 1:30 pm

IdahoRose wrote:
It's because cats have AS and dogs are NT.
I agree. Someone made a book about that


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06 May 2008, 11:57 am

because i :evil:
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06 May 2008, 12:18 pm

Cat and dogs get along due to training, and being introduced at young ages.

In the wild, dogs for the most part are larger then cats, and the dogs hunting instinct tells it to go after smaller animals like rabbits, ducks ect. it is the same with cats hunt animals smaller then themselves like rats, mice, ect.

It is simply instinct


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10 May 2008, 8:19 pm

the last dog i had (Caddie) got along with the cats (Jackson and Ginger) just fine. they would snuggle up together all the time.



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11 May 2008, 3:47 am

it depends on how you raise them, there's no inherent reason why they should hate each other. if you raise them together from a young age, they will love each other. if a dog has an as*hole owner who teaches him to chase cats, that's a different story. Dogs will do what you teach them. Cats will do whatever they want and will get along with whoever treats them with the respect they deserve.



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11 May 2008, 3:55 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lZKW7Oipzg[/youtube]

Food seems to cause problems in the cat dog relationship.


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11 May 2008, 3:55 am

my dogs like the taste of cats...
my neighbours have lost many cats to them...


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11 May 2008, 5:26 am

^That better not be true. :evil:


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11 May 2008, 5:28 am

THOSE dogs died by car
and yes is true


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11 May 2008, 5:33 am

:cry: Sorry.


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11 May 2008, 5:51 pm

deathchibi wrote:
THOSE dogs died by car
and yes is true


disturbing. :pale:



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12 May 2008, 7:30 am

different body language (maybe like AS / NT):

cat roll on her back: defence
dog roll on his back: submission
similar differences in using their tail for signals

dogs make contact right away, cats want to observe new ppl first.

but as mentioned by others, they can learn easy enough