Cats. They must love us very much. Because apparently we often do things with our cat that won’t make him happy or healthy at all! Give milk, for example. Do you recognize these seven errors?
Many people do not like changes. That also applies to cats. New food, a trip to the vet, a move or renovation – any change can cause stress.
If you want to change a lot, do not want to do it all at once, but build it up slowly. Do you want to try out new cat food and are you moving house soon? Do not throw him in the deep end and wait with that food until your cat is settled in his new home.
2. Give milk
Most cats are lactose intolerant! That reports cattime.com. Just like us, they can really like cow’s milk, but to be on the safe side, you better not give them milk.
Especially if you notice that your cat often suffers from diarrhea.
3 Dress up your cat
Guilty. As a child we did it quite often, and how sweet he stayed in the pram! But according to Wide Open Pets , cats really don’t like to have something on their fur. It is uncomfortable for them and it impedes them in their movement. Tell your children or grandchildren that…
4 Meowing to your cat
According to National Geographic, cats meow to communicate with people, not with other cats. They meow to get your attention, for example because they want food or fresh water or want to play with you. But they don’t expect you to talk back that way! They don’t understand; in fact, it can confuse them. I prefer not to do so.
5 Staring at your cat
We can hardly imagine it, because our cat always looks back when we look him in the eye. But according to the Feline Forever website , cats consider that staring, like most other animals, as dominant behavior. If you avoid his gaze, he will think he is the dominant of the two of you.
But if you keep staring at him, he will naturally see that as aggressive behavior and possibly even prepare to sell you a swat. However, does your cat blink or does it wink at you? Then that is another sign of affection and you know he doesn’t feel threatened.
6 Continuously photographing your cat
You may want nothing more than to capture your cute family friend forever and share it with everyone. But actually cats don’t like to have that camera in their face all the time. They find it even more annoying when you use the flash. So rather turn it off.
7 Hold your cat as if he were a baby
In general, cats like to lie in your lap or get caught and cuddled if they haven’t seen you for a long time. But they hate it when you grab them like they’re a baby. According to indy100.com cats feel more vulnerable when you pick them up, they prefer to have their paws back on the ground.
By then rocking them like they are a baby, they feel even more insecure. It may look cute (and it may be quite funny), but it’s not their favorite hug position. So keep that in mind the next time you feel called to cuddle with him – for example, just do it for a few seconds.