Cats are much more independent animals than dogs and, sometimes, it may even seem that they go completely to yours but it is not like that. Although they do not need as much attention or sociability as dogs, the truth is that felines also require attention, pampering and special care that will make them understand that you love them and that they are part of your family. In a how we are going to discover 7 ways to demonstrate to a cat that you want it so you can feel loved and improve your relationship. Remember that it is not a dog and, therefore, you must respect its space, its moments of solitude and its rest, this is the best way to be able to respect it as it is and, thus, improve your relationship.
Play with him
Although they are not as playful as dogs, cats likewise need a dose of games and fun a day especially when they are puppies. You will see that in some moments you can start running from end to end of the house or you can mew for attention and it will be there when you will have to pay attention and get ready to play with him.
Although they are very independent they also need to have fun with you so do not let them always play with their toys or the scraper and spend a moment of the day giving them the attention they are demanding. They need interaction with you so do not deny it!
Let it relax
But that they like to play a while does not mean they want to be playing all day. Remember that they are very quiet animals that love to lie in the sun, preen, sleep and lie down doing nothing but relaxing. So do not overwhelm him with games or too many movements throughout the day, in addition, if you want to encourage him to play never do it with shouts or sharp blows as, perhaps, yes you would do with a dog.
Failing that, he chooses to put his hand in front of his muzzle and observes his reaction: if he starts playing, it’s because he wants to have a bit of fun but if he does not pay attention to it, it’s because he wants to rest, he’s not blind!
Watch your diet
These animals do not eat 2 or 3 times a day, like dogs, but it is normal to take between 10 to 12 takes throughout the day; They eat small amounts to satisfy their appetite but they never get full. So it is essential that if you want to show your cat that you want to keep in mind that they need to always have water and food at their disposal so if you are going to leave home, first, check that you have your bowl full with something to eat and to drink so that he can satisfy his needs.
It is also recommended that you look at those foods that you like the most or if there is a candy for cats that is your devotion; If so, we recommend that, from time to time, you reward them with these delicious flavors that you will love. Of course: you must take into account everything that is harmful to the animal because there are certain foods that are toxic.
Give him a safe environment
Surely more than once you have noticed that cats are very alert to any noise or movement that takes place around them. They are very agile animals but, also, very nervous so if you want them to live in a quiet environment and be comfortable with you, you should try to give them a safe place to live. Therefore, you have to place your bed in a quiet place where you feel protected (under the table, for example, is a good idea); You also have to place your sandbox in a secluded area where you can be relaxed to relieve yourself, and so on.
Another trick that will make your cat feel comfortable with you is that, every time you want to catch it, you bend down to its height and, from there, grab it. Think that if you do not see it is much easier to be scared every time you want to take it, also, with your very tall figure you will impose much more than if you are at their level.
Watch the cleaning
Another way to show a cat that you want it is to keep the environment clean and collected. Think that they are very hygienic animals and that they spend most of the day cleaning and grooming themselves so try to respect this natural instinct and keep in perfect conditions spaces like your sandbox or your scraper.
You do not have to change the soil of your box every day, but once a week there will be enough, but you will need to clean the feces every day that the animal has deposited with a scraper that will help you to recycle the sand. that is in perfect condition. Your cat will thank you.
Cats also need lots of pampering and caresses but not always. You will feel when you want to pay attention to him because he will come for you, he will lie down in front of you with his belly, he will rub against you, and so on. It is important that when you see these attitudes in the feline you begin to caress him and give him affection, he is crying out to you!
Also, keep in mind that when a cat groom you (licks you) is one of the signs of more affection that can give you because it is treating you as if you were a member of your family and have to take care of you too. It is one of the best examples of love that the animal can give you.
Do not punish him, give him positive rewards
Cats can be trained because they can learn different concepts such as not getting on the couch, scratching furniture, not urinating outside the sandbox, and so on. It is important to start training them when they are puppies so that, thus, they grow with the knowledge but the method to teach them should never be with shouting, pushing or aggressiveness, on the contrary.
If the animal does something that is wrong you should say a resounding and firm “No” and not pay attention for a while. When you see that corrects the attitude is when you should approach him, reward him with a treat and give him love, in this way, understand what you want to say and you will not scare him.
This article is purely informative, in a Pet O Club we do not have the faculty to prescribe any veterinary treatment or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or discomfort.