- Dangerous cats for children?
- How cats treat a newborn?
- A cat and a small child in the house: what to pay attention?
- How to establish joint life of a cat and a baby under the same roof?
Your family expected completion, and you’re worried how the baby will react to a cat? Maybe you want to take a little kitten to grow up with the child? Get along if the cat and a child in the same house? As cats are newborns? All these questions are addressed in our article.
Dangerous cats for children?
There are people who know for sure: cats for kids threat. And suddenly allergic to? Suddenly worms? Suddenly fleas?
But if the Allergy really can be a problem (not guess), the remaining risks are exaggerated.
If the cat home and health watch (regularly vaccinated and treated for parasites, lead to the examinations for the veterinary technician has not practiced the self-walk and do not allow the cat to dig in the trash) she is not a threat to the health of the child and any restrictions on the child’s relationship with the cat no. Exception: a scratch, but we will discuss them below.
How cats treat a newborn?
Parents often worry: how cat-an old-timer take the baby? The Internet knows many stories about the cat’s jealousy and vindictiveness, and this does not give parents peace of mind.
In practice, all cats are individual, and you can never tell exactly how a specific cat will react to a particular baby. Of course, there are times when the pet gets jealous of their owners and offended, but most cats’ newborns ignored.
The interest of the cats to children appears later when the baby begins to crawl or walk and he chases the cat. But not every cat will succumb to provocations. Some Pets are strictly shunned by children, others with them tender and flavorful, and there are those who are not averse to release the claws.
Much in the relationship between pet and baby depends on the temperament of the particular cat, the nature of the baby, but most importantly from parents. They should not leave the child unattended, moreover, they will have to teach the baby how to handle a pet, but a pet with a toddler.
A cat and a small child in the house: what to pay attention?
The most important thing in a stay cat and baby under one roof is safety, with both of them. Task owners monitor pet’s health: keep up with it from parasites and vaccinations, visit the veterinary surgeon, not only when problems occur, but also as prevention.
Baby in the house – a good reason to sterilize your pet. If you still don’t dare to do it, now is the time. A sterilized pet is more balanced and much less often presents unpleasant surprises.
And another important point: if the pet has behavior problems, better to solve them before they have a baby. Contact the person (animal psychology), it will help to adjust the behavior of the pet.
How to establish the joint-life of a cat and a baby under the same roof?
1. Pay attention to the pet
The appearance of the child in the family is the most important event in life. Of course, the first time, all your attention will be focused on the baby. But you should not forget about the pet so he doesn’t feel useless and abandoned. Select a moment to scratch the cat behind the ear. Talk to him. Let the cat sniff the baby and his things. Let the cat become a participant of the process, and there will be “astern”.
The cats, deprived of attention, can hold a grudge and become reclusive.
2. A cozy and quiet place for cats
The children in the house are always noise, bustle and lots of toys everywhere. To preserve the mental equilibrium of a small predator should always be a place where she can retire and relax, where nobody will bother you.
No matter how affectionate the cat is to be kept with the child one on one. Even if the cat lives with you for 10 years and you know all his habits, and he remains an animal and its behavior can be unpredictable.
4. Delineation of space
You’ve probably seen the pictures where kids and cats happily sleep in the same bed. It looks nice, but it is better to install pet boundary and not allow it to jump into the crib and places where you store the diapers, clothes for my son – everything, that is close to the body. So you can protect the baby from the fur and dirt that may be on the cat.
Regularly visivite cat. This will help to remove dead hair and to keep clean!
5. Nail trimming
Do not expect that the cat will never scratch a baby. Most likely, such an incident will happen more than once. Your task is to minimize this probability and to minimize the consequences. To protect the child from severe scratches, regularly shorten the claws.
The cat just needed a special variety of toys. They need it, and without children in the house, and when there are children especially! The toy will distract the attention of the predator from home funny chubby toddler legs and will help to direct energy in the right direction. And when the kid grows up, he will be able to play them with a cat.
Friendship of a cat and a child is impossible without a proper parental approach. You will spend double the educational work: in respect of the child in relation to pet. Once the kid gets old enough, he will need to explain how and how not to behave with your pet. And the cat has to learn that he is allowed and what is not.
Do not forget to praise the cat for success in behavior. This will help the Goodies! It would be great if treats the cat will treat the child: it will benefit their relationship.
First, parents have to protect the baby from the cat and then the cat from the child.
Emotional contact with a four-legged friend is very important for the baby. Psychologists believe pet helps to cultivate the child’s sense of responsibility, love, and kindness, and even boosts his self-esteem.
Contrary to the fears of cases where the cat and the child do not get along, very little, and we hope you are amongst them!