22Feb 2019

5 Striking Similarities Between Dogs (Canines) & Cats (Felines)

Felines & Canines:  The Similarities

From the outside cats & dogs appear to be clearly two entirely different species and technically speaking that’s because they are.  One meow’s while the other barks, dog’s tails wag & cat’s purr’s are purred.  One play’s fetch, while the other might enjoy simply being cuddled.  However, believe it or not canines & felines have a lot in common, so much so in fact that we decided to dedicate an entire article that shed’s light on the striking similarities that the two have.

They Love People

Both animals absolutely love human beings.  So much so in fact, that once they are introduced into a home or family setting is when they become their true self’s.  Cats & dogs are fully aware that we are not their maternal parents, but instead become a part of a bigger family with more purpose.

They Are Territorial

Both dogs & cats are territorial.  Cats will spray just like dogs do to mark their specific zones.   Typically a dog will not spray on top of a cats markings, but cat’s on the other hand might take it to literally stalking over their marked territory.

They Are Domesticated

Both animals need and desire affection from human beings. Dogs are extremely energetic and playful when in the company of human’s and this is largely in part because it is extremely difficult for them to be happy alone. Cats need cuddling and almost a persistent contact from human beings. Cats however, can be playful alone when they play outside or other objects nearby.

They Both Shed

Cats & dogs both lose their coats in the winter preparing for spring and again in the fall to prepare themselves for a thicker winter coat.  Both will begin shedding at almost the same exact time, year after year.

Highly Adaptable

If a dog or cat is thrown to the wild, even after being domesticated, natural instinct kicks in.  Both animals have zero issues surviving on their own, albeit they wouldn’t be the happiest and during the winter months depending on location they may struggle with finding a consistently safe place to stay warm, but they both can typically survive on their own.

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