The arrival of a new member to the family is always cause for joy, however, before adopting a kitten we must bear in mind that it needs some care and a time of learning. Among other things, we have to dedicate time to get it socialized correctly so that it grows balanced and happy. The socialization of a cat consists of develop the confidence of the animal to get used to the presence and the relationship with other people and animals, without being scared or feeling uncomfortable.
A well-socialized cat will grow happier and will probably be more affectionate, affectionate and educated. That’s why in this article we want to teach you How to socialize a puppy cat and that the relationship with your new partner develops in a healthy and happy way.
What can happen if you do not socialize your cat?
If you do not socialize your cat since he is little he can show negative attitudes that, with age, can be more difficult to solve. If your kitten is not well socialized it may show scary, insecure or aggressive, reaching to scratch or bite all who approach him.
That is why it is so important that you know how to socialize a puppy cat from the moment it arrives at your house, in this way you will avoid problems and the coexistence will be more pleasant and peaceful.
Socialization with people
Depending on where the kitten was born, you may already have had contact with other people, in which case it will be easier for you to deal with strangers.
Be that as it may, you will have to prepare own space in which you feel safe and can come in case of being overwhelmed. To get used to you, you must spend a lot of time with him, caress him, play, and always speak with a soft and calm voice. In this way you will create a bond with your cat and get used to dealing with people.
It is also important that get used to the presence of strangers, so you can ask your friends and family to make visits for the puppy to get used to. Perhaps he is reluctant at first to be touched, but give him time, when he gets confidence he will approach by himself. It is important that do not force him to have contact if he does not want, since it can be counterproductive and we would have the opposite effect to the one we want to achieve. It is best to attract it using kind words, various toys or treats.
When dealing with children it is important that you make it clear that it is not a toy and that you have to be patient. Children will want to play with him and hug him without stopping, but they have to follow the same steps as adults. They should let the cat approach them by himself and take care that the children play with delicacy so as not to hurt him.
Socialization with other animals
Probably the kitten has already had a relationship with his mother and his brothers, but still has to get used to the presence of other animals. Puppies tend to be more sociable than adults and are always looking for a game, so this phase is going to be easier than socializing a cat when he is already an adult.
If your kitten is a bit insecure or shy, can you help with a trasportín to get used to the smells of the old member of the house. You must control the other animal so that it is not too rough and does not scare the kitten. Let little by little, the puppy get used to the smells and the presence of the other animal and little by little it will get closer.
If you already had a cat and you want both to get used to each other’s presence, it is important to follow some tips to get them to get along.
Separation anxiety in cats
To accustom your kitten to people you should spend a lot of time with him, however, You may become dependent on yourself and start experiencing separation anxiety. In this case you will have to accustom him little by little to stay alone.
The important thing is that your cat grow properly socialized, that is not scared before the presence of other people or animals but that is independent. In this way you will manage to raise a happy, healthy and balanced cat.
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