Does Your Cat Fear Taking a Bath? Here is Where You Went Wrong

cartoon kitty with logoRaised well, a cat will actually look forward to the next bath session. In fact the biggest problems well nurtured kittens is that, as long as the weather is right, they will take any chance they get to jump into an open water bucket, and so owners have to keep everything lidded always. Now, there’s this other lot that never sees eye to eye with water. They’d rather die than let a single drop touch their skin. Where does your cat fall?

If it’s in the second group, it must be hell cleaning your friend. It is likely that you have sustained injury from scratches you got during one of those struggles. Maybe the morning you give a wash, it spoils your whole day. Probably you have decided to let another person do the dirty work on your behalf; or you have simply given up on the whole issue.

A dirty cat, however, is a threat unto itself and to you. It might become a vector for diseases and parasites which may harm the entire family. To be safe therefore, you must just find a means to clean your pet often and properly. So why does your pet fear water? Here are the possible reasons:

Past trauma

While this is quite rare, the phobia might arise from a past experience which caused trauma to the animal. It is highly likely the cat nearly drowned (most cats are not good swimmers) or was burnt by hot water. If your cat tolerated water before but has suddenly started to avoid it, you should find out if there is any bad incident that is influencing this.

In this case, do not force the cat into getting wet.  You will have to find an expert to help your cat unlearn the experience. You can also buy a book on pet training and apply the reconditioning techniques.

Too cold

If the above case doesn’t apply to your pet, probably it’s the water that is too chilly. It is utterly cruel to forcefully pour cold water on a cat even if it’s summer.   Let them join you in a cold shower out of their own volition, but avoid dragging them in. Otherwise always wash your cat with warm water.

Remember that their body temperatures are slightly more than that of a human being, so warm the water a little higher than what you are used to, but don’t make it too hot; about 100 Fahrenheit would do.  After wash, use a clean, dry towel to wipe off the moisture and wrap it around the pet.

Too rare

Bathing is an activity that requires getting used to. Even humans themselves would start to fear water if they did not bathe frequently. That is the same reason your pet won’t like water if you only give it a wash after a week or two. No matter how busy you are, ensure that you administer baths at least every three days.

Correcting the above mistakes will go a long way in improving your companion’s attitude towards water. Find out more on cat care.

How to Avoid Raising a Violent Cat


animals petsMost people appear puzzled when they notice that their cats are aggressive while they have friends or relatives whose cats appear to be friendly. By their nature, these animals try the best they can to be close to their owners. However, there are certain factors that, if they experience while growing up, may make them to acquire an undesirably violent behavior.


An unfriendly cat is a concern because it can potentially hurt you or a member of the family. It also beats the logic of having a pet if you cannot interact with them. While a few of the factors that cause unfriendliness are beyond you, there are many other things that you can do to have a sociable pet.


 Never beat your cat

For whatever reason, avoid laying hands on your pets.  They simply don’t understand the sticks and stones language. Yes they might stop whatever wrong they were doing but that’s only because they are confused from the hurt; it will not be a surprise to find them on the same act again when you are not around.


More critically, caning your cat passes to them a new message: that it is right to inflict pain on other animals, humans included. With such a mindset, they might not mind scuffing other people and things around the house when something pisses them off. They will also start looking at you with distrust and disgust.


Discourage kids from mishandling cats

Majority of them are very patient with kids. You will find the young ones grabbing them by the tail, hitting them with toys, but they remain calm as always. However if this behavior continues for too long to an extent where a child of 5 or 8 years is still showing cruelty to the furry fellow, you might notice a change in attitude.


Don’t let it get to this extent; it will teach the fellow that if they administer some scratches then the disturbance stops. The problem is that he or she might do this even to a clueless baby next time. Therefore, allow young children to ruffle cats- since infants are not too strong to cause injuries anyway- but as they grow older, discourage them from the habit. Show them how to be kind instead.


dog cartoonEliminate excessive noise

Various studies have shown that animals raised in noisy environments tend to be rather violent compared to those who live in peaceful homes. No, this is not about the noise made by children playing- in fact cats enjoy such lively surroundings as long as the players are kind. However if you live near a street with lots of hooting, clanking metals, rowdy youths and all those sorts of confusion, you’d better relocate to a quieter place or forget about cats.


The same applies to those who like playing loud music. Such a habit is neither safe for you nor for your pet. On the other hand, smoother, softer music is attractive and not just to cats; even camels march modestly when their riders play the flute.

How to Bribe a Cat and Make it Worship You


Any person with the right experience will admit that cats are very complicated animals. They make their own rules and move by them.  Only a cat will choose whom it runs towards  happily upon site, while  it ignores others  to the extent where  when a person calls them, they only react with as much as a glance to the caller’s direction.


The puzzling fact is that a cat ignoring you doesn’t necessarily hate you. In fact when times are good, it may play with you for a minute or two before changing its mind. This however may get frustrating especially if another family member gets all the attention. Luckily, there are things you can do to change this and earn adoration from your pet.


Use inducements

Everyone likes bribes and cats are not an exception. The only difference is that with them you don’t use money- they cannot recognize that. You can however buy them goodies. Meat products are their favorite. It doesn’t have to be much, just a small amount daily will do. Remember, you have to personally hand over whatever you buy to them without letting a third party do it, else the other person will get the credits.  Also try to give such handouts outside the regular meal schedules.


With dedication, soon you will be enjoying all the attention. The problem with this technique however is that as soon as your gifts stop coming, your friend will revert to the old routine; so only pursue this if you will be doing it forever.

One neat “inducement” to use, is to also make sure you’re cat gets proper flea treatments! One of the best is Revolution flea treatment for cats.

cat and dog chilling on couchAccept play invites

Cats tend to develop a special connection with people who accept their play invites. When the fellow is tagging at your legs, you’d better pause whatever you are doing and make a paw shake. It doesn’t take much time- just a minute of play is enough to tell a cat that you value it and so the affection reciprocates.


However, not all pulls at your trousers or shoes mean play. Sometimes it indicates hunger or discomfort, especially if they are followed by high-pitched meows. Sometimes they just want you to help them open the window or door to the outside. If you spend more time near your cat, you will gradually learn how to communicate with one another. Understanding their language is one way of becoming their best friend.


Feign lack of interest

A person once compared cats with women: that both run away from you when want them and run to you when you don’t show interest! About women, maybe that’s true, maybe not. But this trick works well with cats.  When the feline avoids you, don’t force it to play or sit on your lap. Act like it’s not even there but remain kind. Soon it will start seeking your attention.


Be humble

This might sound strange, but cats enjoy the company of quiet and relaxed people more than they do with those who are restless and bubbly. The problem is that personality is inborn and you can’t change much of it. So if you see an introvert sister or brother receiving more love than you, just know it will take a lot of effort to beat them here.


Taking Care Of Your Pets Simple Tips

Arе you wоrrіеd thаt уоur реtѕ mіght pass on infection, аllеrgіеѕ and dіѕеаѕеѕ to уоu and уоur children? Aѕ a реt owner, реt hygiene is nоt something you саn tаkе lightly. Yоu ѕhоuld bе knоwlеdgеаblе аbоut реtѕ and pet hуgіеnе. This wіll be thе bеѕt chance for уоu tо keep уоur fаmіlу frее frоm infections, dіѕеаѕеѕ аnd allergies.

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These dауѕ, a great majority of hоuѕеhоldѕ оwn a реt (оr реtѕ). Dоgѕ аnd cats bеіng most рrеfеrrеd сhоісе. And just lіkе humаnѕ, реtѕ аrе рrоnе to іnfесtіоnѕ, аllеrgіеѕ аnd diseases. If nоt well taken care, thеу аrе more likely thаn еvеr tо pass thеѕе іnfесtіоn or disease to оthеr реtѕ оr tо humans.

How Infесtіоnѕ Arе Sрrеаd

The mоѕt соmmоn ways thаt thеѕе іnfесtіоnѕ and diseases аrе раѕѕеd оn tо humans іѕ through bites, соntаmіnаtеd water, fооd, оr utensils аnd іn mоѕt саѕеѕ thе реt’ѕ feces. Bеіng a pet оwnеr, you muѕt bе vеrу kееn when hаndlіng your реtѕ. Clеаn uр аftеr they рее or роо, mаkе ѕurе thаt thеу dо nоt соmе іn contact wіth уоur fооd, water оr utеnѕіlѕ аnd wаѕh your hands wіth soap аnd runnіng wаtеr after handling thеm.

Cоmmоn Pets’ Diseases And Hоw Tо Avоіd

Dоgѕ аnd саtѕ аrе рrоnе to fungal іnfесtіоnѕ; an іnfесtіоn thаt аffесtѕ thе ѕkіn. Thіѕ infection соuld easily bе раѕѕеd оn from the pets tо humаnѕ wоrkіng сlоѕеlу tо thеm.

Dіd уоu also knоw that cat аnd dоg роо could be dangerous if nоt hаndlеd carefully? Truth іѕ саt fесеѕ cause a dіѕеаѕе called tоxорlаѕmоѕіѕ. Thіѕ disease is vеrу fаtаl еѕресіаllу fоr pregnant mothers. Dоgѕ оn the оthеr hаnd, аrе prone tо аn іnfесtіоn (tоxосаrіаѕіѕ) that іf іgnоrеd mіght bе раѕѕеd оn to humаnѕ саuѕіng blіndnеѕѕ.

Tо аvоіd thеѕе and оthеr health rіѕkѕ, as a pet оwnеr, уоu mіght want to ѕtаrt potty trаіnіng уоur pets. Pets hаvе a strong соgnіtіvе аbіlіtу and are еаѕу to trаіn. Gооd fоr you іf уоu оwn a dog оr a cat. Thеу are thе еаѕіеѕt tо train.

You ѕhоuld also make certain that the реtѕ live іn a сlеаn environment. If you hаvе thе pet (or реtѕ) in thе hоuѕе wіth уоu, уоu nееd tо bе more cautious about hуgіеnе. Fоr instance, pets wоn’t wash themselves. It іѕ уоur rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу to wash thеm оn a daily bаѕіѕ if роѕѕіblе, еѕресіаllу if the pets аrе into сlоѕе contact wіth уоur children.

Lаѕt but nоt lеаѕt, уоur kіtсhеn should аlwауѕ be a реt-frее area. Keep реtѕ аwау from your fооd, and your water. Inѕtеаd, have a ѕресіfіс area for them tо hаvе thеіr meals, away from the kitchen and thе dіnіng area.

Owning a pet іѕ fun аnd сооl, уеѕ, but іt іѕ not as еаѕу as most реорlе mіght аѕѕumе. It requires a lоt оf time аnd energy. Nоt tо wоrrу though, thеrе аrе a vаrіеtу of bооkѕ аnd eBooks about реtѕ and реt саrе, thаt mіght bе hеlрful tо you.More solution for your pets watch the video below..