It’s common knowledge that dogs and cats don’t get along too well. But have you ever wondered why? Like most things, it all comes from history! Millions of years ago, the dog family (including wolves and other species) was introduced to North America and began to populate the area. By the time the dog family had evolved into about 30 different species in North America, the cat family moved in next door.
Cats, which had come all the way from Asia, became a top predator for the dog family, eliminating a huge number of doggie relatives in North America. Because of their size, natural prowess and retractable sharp claws, cats had a huge advantage in fights against dogs. Poor doggies!
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So the next time your dog sees a cat and starts to freak out, just remember: that cat’s great, great grandpa probably killed your dog’s great, great grandpa, so let him bark!
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