Those who have cats as pet will surely know the challenges of taking care of them. Some cats urinate and defecate inside the house, sit cuddled up or try to bite, which are symptoms of stress.

Separation from master, noise, meeting strangers and similar situations will lead to stress-related ailments in cats. Vomiting, excessive secretion of saliva, panting, urination and defecation inside room, hair fall etc. are the common symptoms found in cats.

Commands and correction

The cats with aggressive nature can be pacified by saying ‘no’ to their aggressive actions or by sprinkling water on them using syringe. Some cats also defecate at the bottom of plants by digging the soil. This habit can be controlled by setting up iron fence or stones at the bottom of the plants.

The cats which eat plants can be corrected by sprinkling lemon essence on the leaves. The kitten should be given a name at a very early age. They should be called by this name while petting them.

‘No’ is a major command to be taught to the cats. Pointing finger at the cat while saying ‘no’ will give a deeper impact. Also the master should look into the eyes of the cat while giving this command.

Cats will soon catch this instruction. They do not like water falling on them. so, sprinkling some water on them while commanding is more likely to be effective. Another command to be taught to cats is ‘come’. It is good to give them any snacks, when they respond to the command.

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Play time

After they turn six months old, cats tend to play with feather, toys etc. They also play hide and seek in card boards. The cats raised in flats need to be provided toys and snacks inside the room.

Also cats should be made to wear collar around the neck. Collars made of leather are ideal. The belt can be connected with the collar. Name tag or bell can be fitted on the collar.

While carrying the cat, hold its back with right wrist. Children should not be allowed to kiss the cat or carry it on head.