How Do I Know If The Way My Pets Play Is Safe?
Q: My dog and cat like to wrestle and bite each other. I know they are just playing, but is it safe or should I stop them?Q: My dog and cat like to wrestle and bite each other. I know they are just playing, but is it safe or should I stop them?
A: It is ok to let your dog and cat play with one another but it is important to make sure that their play does not get too aggressive. Cats that have long claws can cause a lot of damage to your dog. Not only can long nails cut your dogs' skin but also they can cause serious damage to their eyes. Scratches to the eye are considered emergencies and require immediate medical attention. Remember that dogs have powerful jaws that can harm your cat. The force of your dog's bite or even just wrestling with the cat can be enough to break or dislocate the cat's delicate bones. Just be sure that your animals do not play too rough and also be careful not to let yourself get injured trying to break up a fight!