A cat can look like a dog to some people. A scratching post and a ball of yarn, that sort of thing. But, in actual fact a cat is closer to a dog than a dog. He holds a small barrel of water in his mouth and follows humans on adventurous outdoor trips.
Then, if become very dehydrated and go thirsty, open his little water barrel for a cool drink and see that he’s been sipping on it all the way through, which is why he’s in such a fit mood. Dogs on the other hand, like to drink a big glass of water as soon as they feel hot. (They are warm-blooded). And dogs can sense a low temperature. So, a cat’s low temperature is a red flag that something may be wrong.
Dogs and cats share a lot of common characteristics. One of those common characteristics is play. Cats enjoy running around, rolling in mud, chasing a ball, wrestling, jumping on toys, and having fun. If your cat likes to roll around in mud, try a very soft, smooth, mud-dipped ball for him. That will keep him busy for a while without him getting seriously hurt.
How about smelling? Do dogs and cats smell different? A dog has a nose and a filter system in his nose. A cat has no filter system. A dog will have a much richer smell than a cat will. Therefore, if you want to know, “Do cats and dogs smell the same?”
The answer is, sort of, but not totally. You can’t always tell a difference between a cat and a dog, even when you are getting them both tested. You can, however, tell a difference between a cat and a human. If you don’t think that a cat or a dog will do something, and you get them house trained, it is probably a cat, because a dog will usually just sit on the floor and roll around on the toys.
So, you can see, it really depends. In short, whether a cat or a dog does something different, you usually can’t tell the difference. But it is a good idea to keep your pets separated, at least when you are not home, just in case. The more you train a dog not to be a menace to your family, the less it will do to cause a problem in your home!