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Ring Camera Captures Dog Breaking Up Catfight: ‘Mom Mode’


A home security camera captured the hilarious moment a dog interrupts a cat fight.

More than a million people watched the video shared by Kelsey Lynn, under the handle @kels_lynn22, on TikTok.

The Ring camera recorded Kelsey’s two cats, Flora and Max, playing and fighting in the kitchen, and moments later Calvin, the black Labrador, puts an end to it by simply barking.

More than 252,000 people have liked the video, and Calvin has been compared to a “mom” by hundreds online. You can watch the comic moment here.

CCTV footage has captured the moment a black Labrador breaks up a cat fight. Here are two stock images of a dog and cats fighting.
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Kelsey commented on her video, “You guys we realize cats are playing. Calvin does this and it’s just funny because we filmed it. We’ll make sure to tell him.”

It can be difficult for cat owners to distinguish between playing and fighting because cats can appear aggressive.

Cat behavior expert Pam Johnson-Bennett shared a blog post outlining the signs to look out for that determine whether or not the fight is serious.

She wrote: “Don’t expect your cats to fight and clash with finesse and gentleness.”

The blog post also states that the cats take turns wrestling, but “if you constantly notice the same cat pinned down, the encounter may not be a recreation. With the chase, it should also be mutual.”

Johnson-Bennett says body language can tell you a lot and lists some typical ones to look out for:

  • The claws must remain sheathed
  • Ears should remain largely in the normal position and not pinned back
  • No horripilation of the hair
  • No growl
  • No hissing
  • Any biting should be minimal and performed without causing pain or injury

It looks like Calvin did the right thing in separating these felines, as Johnson-Bennett suggests making a “sudden noise to scare them off.” She states that cat owners should never find themselves in the middle of a cat scrap because “this action will almost certainly cause you physical injury.”

Nearly 1,000 TikTokers have commented on the video, at the time of writing.

A popular comment received over 17,000 likes, it read: “I KNOW you are not fighting in MY house.”

“He really said HEY and left,” wrote another.

Kelsey called Calvin’s intervention “full-fledged mom fashion.”

Many users noticed that Flora, the white-marked cat, raised her paw following the breakup as if to blame Max.

One comment read: “The way the black and white started and had the nerve to point at each other at the end. The dog said I’ll count to three.”

Newsweek contacted @kels_lynn22 for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.

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