cats and dogs

adverb

Definition of cats and dogs

: in great quantities : very hard it was raining cats and dogs

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But DeSantis' dentistry analysis showed that similar to today's cats and dogs, the predators had different methods of going after their prey. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Fossils in La Brea Tar Pits reveal why coyotes still exist, but not saber-toothed cats," 5 Aug. 2019 For discerning pet owners who treat their cats and dogs like family — in some cases better than family — designers are creating stylish, even glamorous, furniture. Jura Koncius, Twin Cities, "Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture," 28 July 2019 State regulators say an animal crematory may have broken multiple state rules, including keeping dead cats and dogs for longer than a month before cremating them. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Arizona animal crematory may have broken state rules by not cremating pets within 30 days," 24 July 2019 For discerning pet owners who treat their cats and dogs like family — in some cases better than family — designers are creating stylish, even glamorous, furniture. Jura Koncius, BostonGlobe.com, "Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture," 19 July 2019 For discerning pet owners who treat their cats and dogs like family — in some cases better than family — designers are creating stylish, even glamorous, furniture. Jura Koncius, BostonGlobe.com, "Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture," 19 July 2019 For discerning pet owners who treat their cats and dogs like family — in some cases better than family — designers are creating stylish, even glamorous, furniture. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Custom wood kennels and memory foam beds: Welcome to the wild world of modern pet furniture," 17 July 2019 With soon-to-be-hurricane Barry bearing down on the Gulf Coast, officials are reminding residents to include their cats and dogs in their evacuation plans, or risk being fined up to $300. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Reminder: It's Illegal to Tie up Pets During a Hurricane or Flood in Louisiana," 12 July 2019 More recent Japanese data paints a similar picture: Nutrition of cats and dogs there is responsible for as much greenhouse gas emissions as Latvia or Cambodia. Marta Zaraska, chicagotribune.com, "Be leery about vegetarian diets for your pets," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of cats and dogs

1738, in the meaning defined above

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