Categories: Cat Behavior

Dogs Hate Cats

Dogs hate cats it is said or thought. The media and the cartoons tend to promote this idea. For me it is an entirely misplaced notion.

in the wild a dog might chase a cat as prey. That is the underlying motivator it seems to me. There is no hate involved – a human concept.

Domesticated companion animals should be raised to fit in with the human environment. They should be able to get on with people and other animals.

This is all possible provided the dog is properly socialised by the dog breeder or the person who was in charge when the dog was born. I guess the problem is that often no one is in charge when a dog is born. When a puppy is not socialised during those critical first few weeks it might create a dog that does not readily fit in and who might instinctively chase and attack a cat as prey.

Provided, both the dog and cat are raised properly as domesticated company animals, a task which is always, ultimately, down to people, they will get along just fine. There are countless examples of this. There are many other examples of animals that we would consider arch enemies getting along as best buddies for the same reason. Mice and rats being best buddies of cats spring to mind.

Here is a really charming video of a large dog, a Great Dane whose name is “Honey” (I can see why), who had a wonderfully close relationship with a calico cat whose name was “Lemon”.

Lemon died prematurely of an infection caught at a boarding cattery. I find this tragic and Honey must have been distraught.

See this video on YouTube to make a comment.

I feel strongly that people should become more aware of the sensibilities of all animals. We should respect them and treat them with care and decency. We are in charge. Ignorance and arrogance are the two worst characteristics of the human, particularly when combined.

Dogs hate cats? No, an incorrect idea.

I would like to thank Dorothy Wandruff for pointing this video out to me.

Dogs Hate Cats to Home Page

Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Michael Broad

Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

Recent Posts

Series of cat shelters in snow built on top of pipeline (video)

This looks like the series of shelters were contructed on top of an insulated pipeline.…

8 hours ago

RSPCA failed to come out after man threatened to kill stray cat

Not much to say here except that the RSPCA seem to be perpetually in trouble…

9 hours ago

My cat always wants to eat my food

I am not referring to my cat but a statement made by people using the…

12 hours ago

Proposed local law to deal with domestic cats pooping in neighbor’s backyard

For American who don't live with a cat (and even those who do), one of…

13 hours ago

Feline Foamy Virus (FeFV) – high levels across the USA

As a concerned cat owner, have you heard of feline foamy virus (FFV or FeFV)?…

18 hours ago

Should California learn the lesson of the London plague of 1665?

Dr Christina Lin, writes of a massive homeless crisis and infectious disease threat in California…

1 day ago