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Cats and Dogs



Cats and Dogs
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.37

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    level, attack, grip, peaceful, napping, working, pets, impossible, result, become, neither, crate, fight, similar, seeing, doing


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Cats and Dogs
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     We have all heard the saying "fighting like cats and dogs." Is it impossible for cats and dogs to live together? Pet owners who already have a cat and want to get a dog, or the other way around, may wonder if this is true. Or can you safely bring a new pet into your house and keep everyone happy?
 
2     It is true that some cats and dogs won't get along. But there are millions of pet owners out there who own a cat and a dog. Everyone lives happily together, and the pets don't fight with each other. This can happen in almost any home if pet owners take the time to introduce their pets the right way.
 
3     If a puppy and a kitten are raised together, they will probably learn to live together happily. They may even become friends as they get older. One day you might come home and the dog and cat will be napping together.
 
4     If you have a dog and want to bring home a cat, you need to take steps to make sure neither of the pets gets hurt. When you first bring in the cat, try to keep it at the dog's eye level. Keep a tight grip on both the animals. This will help them to feel safer.
 
5     Don't put the cat on the floor in front of the dog and leave the room. A large dog may see a much smaller cat as something it should attack. This could also happen if the cat starts to run. Make sure you stay in the room and keep control of both animals.

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