Why are cats and dogs enemies

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Cats & Dogs: Friends or Enemies? // Funny Animal Compilation

Why do cats and dogs hate each other?

By Langley Cornwell. Most people have seen the stereotypical scene of hostile dogs chasing cats, either on television or in movies. But a quick internet search will also show you plenty of adorable pictures of cats and dogs happily snuggling instead of fighting. Do most dogs really hate cats? If they do, is it instinctual? And what about cats — do they dislike dogs? Are dogs and cats born with an antagonistic attitude towards one another?

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Download mp3 Adapted by Bertie Read by Natasha. There was a house that I used to visit for my super sometimes. To tell you the truth, the joint was going down hill. Every time I visited, there were fewer and fewer crumbs. It was hardly worth going there anymore and besides there were dangers. They had a cat. This cat was getting skinnier and skinnier, and I should have known that he would be on the lookout for a tasty morsel such as me.

Or rather, we their owners would. Even as recently as the 19th century, dogs and especially cats were not looked after as well as they are today. Competition over scarce scraps of food would have led to frequent fights. A dispute between two dogs is often resolved without actual fighting, since dogs have inherited a sophisticated set of signals from their pack-dwelling ancestor, the wolf, that enables them to signal their intention to back down if they consider their opponent too fearsome. Evolution has not provided either species with any capacity to communicate with one another, so close-combat fighting is more or less inevitable when neither is prepared to run. Their styles of fighting are also completely different — cats prefer to use their sharp claws kept that way by being pulled back into sheaths when not required , whereas dogs, who continually blunt their claws by using them for traction when running, persistently try to bring their teeth and powerful jaws into play. Both like to intimidate their opponent vocally, by barking dog , yowling, hissing and spitting cat and growling both.


  1. Cecile L. says:

    Dog–cat relationship - Wikipedia

  2. Duncan A. says:

    The idea that cats and dogs hate each other and are natural born enemies has been around for many years.

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