British English, Russian
I have been searching for these words in different languages and cannot find any similar thread so I am starting a new one. In case my search was simply not good enough, please, mods, delete my thread.
cat - pisik
dog - it (yeah, funny, I know)
In Turkish we use it too. However, it often contains an unlovely emotion. I mean, people normally use the word köpek but say it when they don't like that animal particullarly. It is for insulting a dog i think.
Additionally, we have another word for cat which is pisi. Pisi is often used in a childish and cute manner. For instance, parents could say to their child "pisiye bak, ne şirin" (look at the pisi, how cute it is) instead of "kediye bak, ne şirin".
Lastly, we call cats making the sound "pisipisipisipisi"
Really!? It looks similar to the Romanian word for cat, which is actually an onomatopoetic construction. I wonder how it could be so close!!??
I heard, that in Italian there is also micio for a cat, not only gatto. Is that true? Google search returns positive.