Cat Handling and Interactions

Cat Handling and Interactions

This article first appeared on iCatCare here.

How we deal with cats issues. It issues to cats, to make sure that dealing with is gratifying, consensual, and never distressing. It issues to us, as we in the end need cats to take pleasure in interactions with us. For each cats and folks, it is vital that each one concerned in an interplay are benefiting from it and really feel secure – each bodily and emotionally.

Just like all of us, cats have emotions and it’s our job to at all times strategy and deal with them kindly and respectfully to forestall inflicting unfavourable feelings. For extra info see our infographic page on emotional distress.

Cats’ particular person experiences and studying, their temperament, their present state of well being and psychological wellbeing, and the way they really feel at a specific second in time in relation to the context they discover themselves in, can all affect how they understand our approaches.

Our strategy to cats ought to at all times be mutually useful, i.e., we should always not merely deal with them as a result of we really feel prefer it, however quite let them instigate the interactions, and determine how and for the way lengthy that dealing with continues. Let’s be led by our cats!

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I’m the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity ‘International Cat Care’. We are about partaking, educating and empowering folks all through the world to enhance the well being and welfare of cats by sharing recommendation, coaching and fervour.

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