It's not always easy to train a cat. Cats have different needs than humans and they are not always easy to understand. According to vets, here are some of the most common mistakes that humans make with their cats.
Mistake #1: yelling at their cat when they are being naughty
Are you annoyed because your cat has done something naughty? Very often, cat owners scold their cats, hoping that they will learn from the mistake so that they won't do it again. However, it is useless to shout at a cat. Cats do not understand this change in mood and will feel attacked without reason. If you wish to stop your cat from doing something, simply say "no" in a firm tone.
Mistake #2: pestering their cat while they sleep
It's true that it's tempting to cuddle cats when they are sleeping. How can you resist this adorable and peaceful ball of fur? However, would you like to be disturbed while you sleep? Well, it's the same for your cat. Cats need to sleep between 16 and 20 hours for their well-being. It's important to let them sleep and enjoy their presence when they are awake.
Mistake #3: not paying attention to their cat's diet
When feeding your cat, it's not just a matter of grabbing the first kibble or wet food that you come across while shopping. It's important to choose qualitative food that's adapted to their needs. It's important to keep the ingredients and the nutritional needs of your pet in mind.
Mistake #4: not enough litter boxes
Do you have several cats? If so, you need multiple litter boxes. It is best to avoid having only one litter box for several cats. Ideally, for two cats, you should have three litter boxes, cleaned regularly.
Mistake #5: not taking them to the vet regularly
A cat's health must be monitored. They should be vaccinated every year for booster shots. This annual visit allows you to check your cat's general health, as well as its teeth and claws. If you have any doubts about your cat's health during the year, do not hesitate to consult your veterinarian. Your feline deserves the best care.
Mistake #6: forcing their cat to cuddle
The more you force your cat to cuddle, the less he or she will want to cuddle with you. Be patient and wait for your cat to come to you on his or her own. These moments will be much more enjoyable for both of you. Furthermore, forcing your cat to come to you can lead to aggression, stress, and frustration. If you want to avoid getting bitten or scratched, leave your cat alone.
If you respect cats and their needs, they will do the same for you.
Written by Agathe Warlop (Yummypets) and translated by Jennifer Eubank (Yummypets)
Source: Oh my mag.