If you have a cat, you might want to ask them to leave the room for a few minutes. We are about to demonstrate once more why cats may be some of the world’s worst jerks. And no, this isn’t some dog-funded propaganda designed to persuade you to support the best lads and girls! (R-really!)
As you journey down into the untamed areas of feline jerkitude, upvote your favorite pics of cats playing bad. Also, don’t forget to post any photos of your meanie meowhole cats in the comments section. Do you need any more evidence that not every feline is a noble large cat with a majestic bearing and great meowners? How we act around cats has a significant impact on how they act. One study found that cats were far more social and spent significantly more time with individuals who paid attention to them than with persons who ignored them.
Providing what you expect to receive, taking proper care of your pet, and gradually building friendship relationships is one method to ensure that your cat is giving you the love, attention, and devotion that you deserve. This entails feeding your pet a nutritious food, providing ample exercise, and lavishing care on it. Even if some individual animals are big ol’ meanies no matter what you do, if they know they’re being looked after by their faithful butlers, they’ll quit pooping in your shoes and knocking items off the kitchen counter to gain your attention (aka us).
Check out our previous part: Part 1
Cats, like teenagers, may act out due to a build-up of pent-up energy (or concern about the world's failure to appreciate their talent). The PDSA, the UK's premier pet charity, spoke with us a on how to care for cats, keep them slim and healthy, and help prevent feline obesity. After all, you have to provide a helping hand if you want your mischievous pet to have a long and happy life.
Owners who want their cats to be leaner and healthier should constantly weigh their food and choose a diet that is appropriate for their life stage and activity levels, according to the PDSA. This involves limiting your cat's access to everything in your kitchen and consulting your veterinarian or nurse about what they recommend for your pet.
However, while you're at home, you should try to engage your cat in a variety of interactive games to encourage them to get up and about.
"Fishing rod-style toys are ideal for this," the PDSA explained, "but encouraging jumping, running, and playing will also assist, and some cats can even be trained to play 'fetch' and will enjoy the time spent with you." You'll get your cat moving, spend quality time with him, and who knows, all that extra exercise may be beneficial to pet owners as well.