A cat named Zoey and her brother, a golden retriever named Fallon, left the internet in stitches after a video of them fighting went viral on social media.
In the video, shared to TikTok on Wednesday by the pet’s owner, under the username fatcat391, the two golden pets can be seen charging at each other – although they don’t clearly not trying to hurt each other – while opening Christmas presents.
They swoop in and briefly boop before Zoey decides she’s had enough of the dog and walks away, after digging her claws into his paw. The viral clip, which has so far been re-shared more than 3,520 times on the platform, comes with a caption that reads: ‘Christmas fight’, followed by ‘too much catnip’.
According to dog food brand Nylabone, the majority of cats can coexist with a dog if they have time to get to know each other comfortably.
When a puppy and kitten are raised together, they usually learn to tolerate each other right away, and some even become real friends, playing and napping together. However, if one of the pets is already an established member of the household and a new pet is going to join the family, certain precautions should be taken.
When introducing a new pet, the Animal Humane Society suggests separating them for the first three to four days, and feeding them initially on opposite sides of a closed door, to give them space. space but always teach them to associate the presence of the other pet. with pleasant things, like food.
The Minnesota-based animal welfare organization suggests that you can then begin meeting them face-to-face, keeping the dog on a leash, rewarding good behavior and redirecting its attention when it starts to get nervous, repeating these sessions daily. .
Once they get on well, you can allow them to play together freely, although it’s a good idea to keep them in separate rooms when you’re not there to watch them.
The video went viral, reaching animal lovers across the platform, receiving over 1.9 million views and 262,700 likes.
One user, Shannon M, commented, “Love the way he dominates, she just starts melting into a puddle of ginger. Love those two!” And Jenn Faucett said, “The attack boop was my favorite move!”
User Clarissa’s nurse wrote, “Oh no the dog finally chose violence lol. Can anyone help Zoey? The dog has heard all of Zoey’s comments lol.” And Sdplains said, “Sibling energy.”
Another user, Anna.of.the.Sea, pointed out, “I’m glad to see you’ve stopped the dog and the cat. Most people let the cat abuse the dog. That’s so good. Ty! ” And Cookies Bourdeau said, “Did anyone get more freebies?”
Tamzee said, “It wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one family fight.” And ninna.ba added: “hahahha they want to fight but they don’t.”
Newsweek has contacted fatcat391 for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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