Why do dogs and cats hate each other?

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Why do dogs and cats hate each other?

Why is that?



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They don't, but they are different animal species that communicate differently. In addition, cats, due to their size, trigger the hunting instinct of some dogs. Most cats then run away, but only a few decide to fight. If the dog can chase the cat, this is self-rewarding behavior, so he will repeat it if the opportunity arises. Dogs that are particularly territorial often see outdoor cats in “their” territory as intruders that they want to chase away. But that's not "hate".

However, it is relatively easy to keep both species of animals together if you make an effort to socialize them, a few rules are established and the animals have not had any formative (negative) experiences in the past. This goes from “we tolerate each other” to “almost unseparable".



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That's a cliché that isn't true.

Dogs instinctively love to chase any living creature (especially smaller ones) that runs away. This is simply something that was trained in during breeding. And cats are instinctive flight animals. That just fits together very well.

This has nothing to do with hate, it's just animal reflexes and instincts.

You can certainly keep a dog and a cat together. If they know each other, they cuddle with each other etc.

Lg



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Because dogs and cats have different body language. A cat wagging its tail is excited, in a dog wagging its tail can mean that it is happy or excited (in my dogs it depends on whether the tail is raised high or flat when wagging).

In addition, a cat running away triggers the dog's hunting instinct.

A cat's purring can also be interpreted by a dog as a growl, and growling means "don't come any closer."

But basically, dogs and cats don't hate each other. You just misunderstand their body language.

I had three dogs living with one cat for a few years and they ignored each other. My dogs just don't like strange cats.



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Okay



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"Why do many dogs and cats hate each other?"

"Some cuddle with each other but others fight or ignore each other. Why is that?"

That would have been a better question . First think, then write. But you've already gotten good answers 👍 Greetings in a bad mood



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This is not always the case but probably because they are different animal species

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