There are plenty of breeds that get along with cats and other pets, but there is one breed in particular who has a reputation for being the best match.
The Beagle loves to hunt, but they also happen to be excellent companions! This adorable hound can live happily alongside any type of pet – including cats.
Should I mix my cat with a Beagle?
Do you love cats? Do not bring a cat into your house if your Beagle lives to chase them down.
You’ll find the dog’s incessant barking and chasing will drive even the most docile of felines crazy.
Which means that it won’t be long before they start scratching up all of those expensive furniture pieces in their path outta pure frustration!
After hearing about how some cats react to dogs, I think it’s important for cat owners to know that indifference is the best option.
Some cats will hiss at a dog just from smelling them, and this behavior should be avoided if you don’t want your new feline friend constantly acting as though there are intruders in their home.
If on the other hand, your pup seems indifferent or just curious about this new animal entering his home turf… well then go for it!
What is the best age to mix a Beagle and cat?
A beagle and cat are best suited for each other when they’re of the same age group.
If you have an younger dog with a grown-up cat, it may not go as well due to their different energy levels.
However, if you’ve got a puppy Beagle living in your home alongside another pet that’s more on its level like any older animal.
Like cats all the way down to small animals such as hamsters or gerbils – then this is perfect!
We’ve also found that an older cat may be best when living with people who own Beagles.
They are less likely than smaller animals like kittens or pups to run from them in fear- even though their instincts might tell them otherwise!
Rescue cats and Beagles
With a cat, if your plan is to rescue one from the shelter you’ll want to inquire about their history of living with dogs.
Those that have done so will be far less likely to run which can trigger Beagles into chasing them.
Even still before making any commitment, bring them home and allow for the cats scent to take in something that has dog smell on it, such as blankets or small pillows.
How to prepare a Beagle before a cat arrives
Don’t let your Beagle chase its new feline housemate! Have you seen how it interacts with cats?
If the chase instinct is strong, then one of the most important things to be mindful of when bringing a cat into a Beagle household would have to do with their ability for controlling them.
They should listen obediently and understand commands like “sit” or “stay.”
Make sure that they are also aware that chasing anything smaller than themselves can get them in trouble.
Teaching the Beagle to cohabit with the cat
If you need to stop the dog from doing anything that could harm your cat then these actions should come in handy too!
Work with your beagle until all of those commands are down pat before moving on.
As always if there’s an issue with listening we recommend resolving it first so our furry friend can listen better for what you’re trying to teach them next time around.
A cat can be a great distraction for Beagles because they are easily distracted in general.
A good way to test your dog’s attention span is by inviting over someone with their pet cat and see how well the pup follows commands when there is an animal in sight that wants all of its attention!
How to prepare your home for a cat and Beagle
Beagles are very lovable dogs, but they can be a nuisance to cats.
When bringing one into your home with cats you need make sure there is no access for the dog and that everything valuable or dangerous to the cat should not be in reach of any canine friend who may visit from time-to-time.
It’s not uncommon for dogs to want a taste of their feline friend’s food, but there are consequences if the dog eats cat food.
Cats have higher levels of fat due to being carnivores and this could lead short-term stomach issues like gas problems or long-term nutritional imbalances.
For the most part, dogs love to eat their own poop.
But some have a tendency of eating other animals feces which is much more disgusting than just licking your turds clean yourself!
One such example would be Beagles who get access to kitty litter and then ingest its contents without hesitation.
What if you have a cat and Beagle who are always butting heads? You may want to consider Soft Claw’s nail caps for your kitty.
These soft plastic covers can be put over the claws, which is safer than having them scratch at her favorite toy.
Your new kitten is going to need a safe place
If you’re still unsure about how she’ll get along with your dog, it’s best if the cat has access to an escape route that can take her up and out of harm’s way.
A nice plan would be getting something like this scratching post for kitty so she feels comfortable enough in unfamiliar territory while at home alone – or when there are guests over!
How to keep your cat food away from your dog
One of the easiest and most accessible places to house your cat’s food and litter box is on a counter.
Another helpful tip for those pet parents who are looking for more ways to keep their feline friend from getting into trouble, is by making use of a pet gate.
By setting up a mesh gate, the cat can slip through and climb over it. The Beagle is much bigger so he cannot fit in the opening of the fence;
If they are close to any furniture or countertops that are not too high for them, then this will help as well.
What to do when introducing the Beagle and cat
Introducing the cat and beagle, There are some things that you can do to make the transition a bit easier.
For this reason, both pets need to be supervised until there is no problem with their behavior anymore.
New pets can be a lot of work to get used to, especially if you’ve had the same pet for years and it’s just been introduced into your home.
Should I Keep them away from other animals?
The most important thing is that during their first few days in the house they are kept away from other animals because there could be territorial disputes.
Or even violence as some members may feel threatened by this new creature invading their space.
Make sure not to give them any kind of punishment though like putting them on chain-link fence with no food or water! It would also help keep things calm.
If someone stayed inside with him so he doesn’t start feeling lonely when all his favorite people go outside without him but make sure one person stays indoors at least until they are acclimated enough.
Things to remember when your cat and Beagle are together
With the new pet all cooped up in one room, it’s important to let them explore.
Spend a good 20-30 minutes taking your newest member of the family around and introducing him to some of his favorite spots – even if you have an established cat or dog, they should be given time too!
After finishing this task, always make sure that both animals can smell each other so there will no misunderstandings between pets when it comes time for introductions.
Will a Beagle kill a cat?
If you’re concerned your Beagle will kill your cat, don’t worry!
Beagles are known for being cute, fun-loving animals who enjoy spending time with their friends.
Beagle’s have been know as very affectionate and gentle creatures because they get along well with cats too which is a plus point
If you really like them both around the house then this could be good news for you.
Sarah is the Senior Editor at Beagle Owner. An avid reader of crime novels, fashion lover, and walking her Beagle Woody.