Living with other pets and humansLiving with other pets and humans
Introducing kitten to a cat
"Say hello to your new sister!" Bringing a new kitten into the household is a special and exciting time for all the family... except potentially for your current cat! Regardless of how good-natured your current cat is, she's still a cat and is therefore instinctively very territorial and aware of her place in a strict social pecking order.
Cat and baby
How will your cat react to having a new arrival in the house and how do you ensure cat and baby get along? Vet and behaviourist Francesca Riccomini offers advice on how to prepare your family feline for a new addition . For many owners, their cat represents another family member and as such has equal access to all the resources their home has to offer. In feline terms, this includes human attention, which is often on demand whenever anyone is at home.
Introducing a new cat to current pets
Introducing a new cat or kitten to your resident cat or dog can be quite nerve racking.You want them all to get on together and welcome the new feline into the house,but this seldom happens quite so easily - even though your reason for getting anothercat may be to keep your resident cat company.
Playing with your cat
Playing with your cat is an important part of maintaining their health and your bond with them. Luckily, they love to play! Providing opportunities for solo play is particularly important for indoor cats, especially if they spend much of the day alone.
Cats and children
Few things in life are quite so delightful to a child as a furry friend, and fortunately, most cats also love the attention a youngster will lavish attention on them. Children and cats can live and play together wonderfully, provided they can respect one another. Toddlers should never be left alone with a cat. They can be rather clumsy and may accidentally hurt or frighten a cat, especially a fragile kitten.