We always believe that cats and dogs never get along. But in reality, cats and dogs can easily coexist. While individual animals will be different, there’s no reason why your new French bulldog can’t get along or even become friends with your feline. It just takes a bit of forethought and patience. Read on to learn more:
Yes, French bulldogs can get along with cats
In general, your new French bulldog puppy should get along well with your cat. In fact, due to their smaller size, your Frenchie may have an easier time coexisting with your cat than a larger, more intimidating dog. But keep in mind that all dogs and all cats are different. Some cats may not tolerate a dog because of a traumatic past experience, and vice versa. You should ask the organization you’re adopting your cat or Frenchie from if your new pet has any issues with other animals. Additionally, you should check that your current pet is OK with other animals by seeing how they react to animals in the neighborhood.
How to introduce your French bulldog and cat
If you’ve checked to make sure both your Frenchie and cat are good with other animals, that doesn’t mean they’ll automatically become best friends. A good, stable relationship always depends on a good first introduction. You should keep them in separate rooms at first, allowing them to get used to the other’s scent. After a few days, you can have a face-to-face introduction. Just make sure your Frenchie is on a leash, or put a baby gate between the two until you know they’ll both stay calm.
For more information, you can check out our past blog post on introducing dogs and cats here. And if you’re considering adopting a French bulldog, then contact Family Puppies to find the perfect Frenchie for your family.