What Behavior Is Actually Causing Your Cat Pain?
1.Caged your Cat
You'll find that caged cats, or cats that have been locked up for a long time, don't have very good personalities. Some people worry about cats urinating, damaging furniture, or for easy feeding or cleaning, they will adopt such a breeding method. It's convenient in the short term, but it ignores the physical and mental damage to the cat. Cats are naturally active, love to chase running and jumping, and patrol everywhere every day to have a sense of security. Often locking up cats can cause great psychological stress and even depression, which can lead to behavioral problems, such as not eating or drinking, self-harm or attacking their owners; In addition, the lack of exercise of caged cats will also affect normal development, may cause obesity and retention of excreta, and even cause some liver, kidney, urinary, even heart problems. Therefore, cats should not be kept in cages. If there is a real concern about cats urinating or damaging furniture, keeping the cat out is not the solution and could lead to a more serious problem.
2. Beating And Scolding Cats For No Reason
When a cat does something wrong, it should be taught to correct it. But as long as it is not found on the spot, the beating and scolding has no educational significance for the cat. A cat's long-term logical mind is not strong enough to make the connection between you hitting it and wetting the bed an hour ago.
The cat will just take it personally and suddenly stop loving it. If the number of such unprovoked beatings is too much, the cat is easy to lack safety around you.
3. Staying Away From Home For A Long Time
A cat's biological clock is quite sensitive. For cats, the outside world is full of danger, and every time you go out, it is a life-threatening hunt in its eyes. So go home a little early every day to be with your cat.
4. Bathe Your Cat Regularly
Except for long-haired cats and hairless cats, cats do not need to be bathed often, or even for a lifetime. First, they lick their fur many times a day and have a strong self-cleaning ability; Second, regular bathing will destroy the protective film of the cat's skin itself, reduce the resistance of the body surface to bacteria, more susceptible to skin diseases, but also more likely to lead to abnormal hair removal; Third, most cats are really afraid of water and the sound of hair dryers. Nowadays, most cats are domesticated, and a bath is a big adventure for a cat.
5. Take Your Cat Out Often Or Make New Friends
It's true that some extroverted cats are not afraid of strange environments, but rather enjoy going outside. But most cats are genetically programmed to live alone. They are afraid of strange environments and creatures, and even strangers of their own kind are enemies who want to seize territory. So don't think the Internet bloggers who take cats out or travel every day as if it is fun, first observe whether your cat is suitable for going out. Some timid and sensitive cats are easy to stress when they go out, so be careful to bring the cat into a new environment.
6. Scare It In A Variety of Ways
You may have seen bloggers on Tik Tok making fun of their cats, such as putting cucumbers behind them, putting sticky tape on cats, and putting shoes on cats. But don't try to imitate. If you can't handle it properly, cats are easily frightened and stressed (of course, this is an extreme case). Over time, the cat will avoid you and stop being close to you. It’s better to tease the cat with toys, brush the cat's hair or scratch its head.