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Daily Dose Of Cute: Bengal Cat Won’t Stop Wrestling With Chihuahua Pal [VIDEO]

At CatTime, we adore interspecies friendships. That’s why we love the Bengal cat and Chihuahua in the video above!

The two buddies are the perfect match for each other. You can tell that they’re having a great time wrestling. No hisses or growls here! It’s all love. They’re both so happy to have a playmate their own size!

The pup won’t even stop playing when his humans call or try to bribe him with a trip outside. Nope! This pup is just fine playing with his kitty pal. Best friends for life!

If you’re thinking of bringing home a doggo friend for your own feline, there are a few things you should consider before you adopt.

How To Introduce A New Dog To Your Resident Cat

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The best thing to do is start off with a cat and dog when they’re both young. If they grow up together, they’ll have a far easier time getting along.

But maybe you’ve already got an adult kitty. How should you go about bringing a new dog home to meet them? Here are some tips:

  • Consider adopting an adult or senior dog. Puppies may have too much energy for your cat.
  • Pick a dog with a low prey drive. You don’t want them chasing kitty around all the time!
  • Make sure your cat has a place to retreat. Some perches or kitty condos will keep them out of pup’s reach.
  • Give your kitty their own space. Make sure their bed, litter, food, and water are well away from the dog.
  • Get them used to each other’s scent. Rub a cloth on each pet, and place it in the other’s sleeping area or near their food bowl.
  • Let them investigate each other’s hangout spots once they start to feel comfortable.
  • Make the introduction through a baby gate or door. If they seem interested and sniff each other, let them meet without the baby gate, but restrain the dog just in case.
  • Let them warm up to each other. These things take time!

For a more full, complete list of instructions, check out our article about making dog-cat introductions here!

Do you have a cat and a dog? Do they ever wrestle and play like the pets in the video? Let us know in the comments below!

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