9 Mistakes Cat Owners Should Never Make… #7 Is Crucial.
Most of us try our best to take care of our pets and be the loving parents they deserve. But sometimes it's hard to tell whether or not our pets, especially cats, love us back.
Unlike other pets, cats can be very strange about affection. They're like teenagers. They aren't always willing to greet you excitedly or share about their lives; they're independent and unpredictable. Sometimes, they leave the house without permission! Kitties have built quite the reputation for themselves, but it isn't all bad.
Cat lovers tend to view elusiveness as mysteriousness, something we can admire and adore. Sometimes they even remind us of ourselves, especially in the ways that they're misunderstood. No matter how independent they seem, they still need us for support and safety.
While caring for a cat, there are some things you should never do. Read more about them below.
Nearly a third of all households in the United States have a cat.
There are many benefits to having a cat. They serve as a social support and a best friend (not the kind that always agrees with you but the kind that you can always feel at home with, even if they don't always talk to you). To be the best cat parent, remember the following.
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Secondhand smoking is harmful to our furry friends, too.
Secondhand smoking is bad for humans and animals. Smoking around your pet can lead to some serious long-term health problems including asthma and cancer. Remember that the next time you pull out a cigarette in front of your kitty.
Divesting her of her nature could put a damper on your relationship.
How would you feel if your friends and family left you all alone in a confined space? Okay, you might like it but cats need some space. If they are only given a limited area with little space to roam, they won't be happy.
We're not saying to let them loose but allow them to explore the house. Give them light and fresh air whenever possible. Hang bird and squirrel feeders near windows so that your cat can watch as the critters stop by.
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Don't forget to clean her bowl.
Cats know how to groom themselves. It's your job to make sure that everything else is clean, too, including their eating and drinking areas. For example, dump out old water and replace it with new water. If there's dirt or buildup, which there probably is, make sure to scrub it clean.
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Are you giving them space or downright neglecting them?
Yes, it's true that most cats are independent but that doesn't mean they don't enjoy your company. Let them know that you're there for them. Set aside some time to play or cuddle with them.
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