A team of kitty experts have compiled a list of the things you should never do to your cat. And while some are pretty much common sense, a few others might just surprise you!
By, 5 Feb 2020
Handy tips for cat owners
1# Hide the Yarn
Keep balls of yarn or string away from your kitty. Ingesting a small amount can lead to serious health issues, including organ failure.
2# Research your plants
Several common plants are poisonous to cats, including lilies and tulips. Always do your research before bringing a new plant into the house.
3# Go easy on the cuddles
Cats love human attention, but they love it on their terms. Never force attention onto your cat.
4# No hand play
Hand-play is when you use your hands as bait during playtime. But cats love to hunt; this kind of game can encourage them to attack other people's hands.
5# Don't 'punish' your cat
Raised voices and loud noises won't teach your cat anything. All you'll do is scare them away. Instead, try and identify the source of negative behaviours.
6# Cats have fur for a reason
Unless the vet says otherwise, never shave your cat's fur off. A cat without hair is prone to skin infections and sunburn.
7# Mix up their meals
A dry-food only diet can cause dehydration, which can then lead to tooth decay and kidney stones. So mix up your cat's meals with some moisture packed wet food.