Cats can be aloof, violent, and depart at will (or so it seems). We love and welcome them into our homes.
A TikTok video of an angry cat who only likes the dog has over 1.8 million views, showing how finicky cats can be.
"My boyfriend: I don't know if we should adopt her.. she attacks everyone except for the dog," the video reads as Jackie the black cat is unwillingly carried by her owner."
Next, Jackie and Levi the dog snuggle, groom, and play. Due to their popularity, cats and dogs are often pitted against each other.
Nylabone pet treats found that "most cats can successfully coexist with a dog if they are given time to comfortably get to know each other."
If a puppy and kitten are raised together, they usually learn to tolerate each other right away, and some cats and dogs become true friends, playing and resting together."
Be patient and let your pets get to know each other, but remember that their personalities will also play a role. Follow these steps for best results."
They recommend keeping the pets apart for three to four days until the new pet passes all health checks. They can become used to each other's odours before meeting.