Your New Cat – Get the Relationship Started Right With Your New Pet Kitten
Whether you are a 7-year-old girl or a 70-year-old man, bringing home a new pet can be one of life’s most exciting experiences. The second that kitten comes home is the time when you and your cat are beginning a new relationship of trust and caring.
For this relationship to grow into the one you dreamed of when you first selected the kitten, you will have to work to make sure the pet gets off on the right foot in your household. You will have to ensure your house is safe for the new kitten. Your children, if you have any, will need to be aware how fragile the new kitten can be, and how to handle the pet correctly. And if you have other pets in the household, no matter what species, you will need to set your house up so all your pets feel comfortable and are kept safe and feel safe. As they settle into their new routines, they will learn to enjoy, and at least tolerate, each other’s company.
The first few weeks and months of having a new kitten are going to be spent working to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of good cat behavior. If you want your new cat to use the scratching post instead of your couch, and use the litter box instead of your carpet, and never use your hand as a play-toy to bite and scratch, you will need to set the rules from the beginning and stick to them, in a gentle but firm matter. Cats love a routine life, and after you settle yours into one that is good for both of you, them both of you will be much happier.
Do not be put off by the prospect of work in learning to live with your new cat. All worthwhile relationships require patience and work to succeed. Although the first few weeks of a new kitten or cat can be a trying for all, that same period can be a very special time for you and your new pet. You will be learning to appreciate the beauty and personality of your new cat, and your cat will be learning to love and trust you.
In hardly any time at all, you will look back fondly on those trying first weeks when this relationship was new.