Cats, albeit usually jealous pets, have always been a popular companion animal to people, no matter what age. However, while most cats do love kids, there is often a learning curve to look out for when introducing a pet to a new member of the family.
If your pet has been in your house first, then they would most likely get all jealous once another unfamiliar creature enters their abode, especially when it consumes the attention that they would normally get. There may also be cases that they simply do not know how to act around a baby yet and are shrinking into their aloof little selves.
Similarly, a baby may also be too rough with a pet, especially if they are not familiar with it yet. However, it is possible that a cat and a baby would become the best of friends—they just need a little bit of training at first.
Patience will always be the key when it comes to making these two become friends with each other and form a meaningful bond.
But with the presence of a baby, there is a lot more to consider when making them live side by side.
It’s normal to be skeptical and ask if it is safe to have a pet at home when there us a new baby. Questions will always arise and that is inevitable.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals has shared some tips to easily make sure your cat and baby will get along.
Bring the cat into a quiet and calm room that is not exposed to noises.
Introduce your baby and cat in an environment where they both feel safe. Try placing one of the baby’s blankets or small bedding to a small quiet corner where the cat can easily approach it and investigate.
However, you need to make sure that when the baby is asleep, the area must be off-limits to the cat. Babies can’t turn over comfortably yet, and if the cat wants to cuddle with it, they might block their breathing.
It will also help in ensuring that the cat won’t pee around the baby’s sleeping corner.
Make sure that you still spend some alone time with your cat so they won’t feel easily jealous.
The parent was first worried about how the cat would react at the sight of the baby.
“Cats want a lot of affection, but babies need it even more,” the caption on the video reads. “That’s why a cat might get jealous when there’s a new child in the house.”
As soon as they got together, she quickly realized that she actually got nothing to worry about.
However, Lemise adores his new buddy and comes running every time he makes a sound. This adorable video shows the beginning of their precious friendship.”
The video shows how the cat was affectionately sniffing and licking the baby’s head, like he’s grooming a kitten.
There was even a point when the cat put the baby’s head back down so that he can still lick it.
Cats are truly a gift to this world, and we are all blessed with their affection and beauty. It’s even greater, that we humans are able to form such intimate bonds with them.
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