Cat who raised dog from a puppy licks him every night before going to bed

Footage of a maternal cat lovingly licking her canine “daughter” has warmed the hearts of animal lovers.

Caring cat Alfredo took a dog named Pic under her paw when she was just eight weeks old – seemingly raising her as if she were her own offspring in a surprising tale of surrogate parenting.

The owner of the two animals says they have a night time routine in which Alfredo affectionately licks the dog before they retire to bed.

Uploading footage of the touching moment to Reddit, the pet owner explained the history between the cat and dog.

They wrote: “Alfredo (cat) raised Pic (dog) from she she was just 8 weeks old.”