The two furry buddies in the video above are just about as cute as it gets! I guess the old cliché of “fighting like cats and dogs” means nothing to this pup and kitty!
Hopefully this video warms your heart and fills you with fuzzy feelings. It certainly did for us! Especially the kitty’s stretch and yawn at the end. Too cute!
Are you thinking of getting a doggy buddy for your own cat to cuddle with? Here’s some advice for introducing a new dog to your cat!
How To Introduce A New Dog To Your Resident Cat
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!
- 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 doggo.
- 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 get along as well as the pets in the video? Let us know in the comments below!