Is there a disease where a dog thinks it is another animal like a cat?
- J CLv 712 months ago
No, but some dogs and/or dog breeds are very cat-like in their nature. We had a rescue greyhound who "became" a cat. They are raised in cages with no socialization, and have no clue what it means to be a dog. We had four cats, and the dog imprinted on them. She slept in the sun with them, played like them (in the manner how she'd flip the toys, and pounce on them just like the cats did). We joked that she was secretly a cat in a dog body :) It's not a disease, it can be the breed, or in our case - imprinting.
- keerokLv 712 months ago
Hahaha! It doesn't take a disease for that to happen.
- LônLv 712 months ago
No, he's just bilingual when he miaows.
- RobertLv 412 months ago
No, this mostly has to do with behavior and socialization. Dogs are highly trainable and sociable, especially in their youth. If you raise them with cats when they're young, they will behave like a cat.
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- SumDudeLv 712 months ago
That is a catastrophic problem. [Anthropomorphize means humans think animals are people.]
- rustbucketLv 712 months ago
Mad cow disease.
- PRLv 712 months ago
Probably not, but some dogs might act a little like cats. Some cats also act like dogs!