Cats, unlike dogs, are natural hunters and have more independent personalities. Cat is a very delicate and sensitive animal, which can be said to be a glass heart. Therefore, there are many things that can cause stress reaction, such as changing different types of cat litter, or simply because there is a pot of plants at home. These things are insignificant in the eyes of parents, but they may be one for cats. It was a great event. Not to mention that in multi-cat households, whether in food, water or environment, they have to compete with other cats, which is undoubtedly a great pressure for adult cats who prefer to be alone and want to control the overall situation. Cold war or even fight with other cats in the family because of problems in the field can cause more stress and then sickness. There are many diseases caused by stress, including common behavioral abnormalities, lower urinary tract syndrome, fatty liver, diabetes and so on. So how can we reduce this stress and serve our adult cats better? The following are some suggestions for the feeding environment:
Understanding the needs and behavior of cats
Cats are lonely hunters. Most of the interaction is aimed at hunting safely and protecting themselves, so avoiding threats is crucial.
Cats like predictable, familiar and conventional environments ~a sense of control over the environment can alleviate stress.
When they leave the familiar environment or potential threats, they will show the reaction of fleeing or hiding. Fighting behavior occurs only when there is no escape.
In addition, cats will avoid showing signs of weakness, pain, illness and so on, so we should do a good job of preventive care, regular physical examination, careful observation of the behavior of cats, and begin to intervene in the early stage of disease.
The social structure of cats is flexible. They can live independently or in groups when they have abundant resources.
Cats will choose their favorite cat group, usually related cats.
In multi-cat households, most cats will not have a good life if they can not meet their environmental needs.
They may learn to "share time" to avoid conflict.
But in this way, it's harder for parents to find problems.
When introducing new members into the family, they should gradually increase their familiarity with each other.
Adult cats are more receptive to kittens and relatives.~
The key period for cats to adapt to human socialization is 2-7 weeks old. After practical training, they will cope with stress better.
Cats have a keen sense. Most of their communication is to prevent food and territory from being seized and fighting.
Cats have a sensitive sense of hearing and smell.
* Cats are afraid of loud, unfamiliar sounds.
But if you have something that smells good, it can relieve stress.
Cats communicate through signs and postures to avoid fighting.
Cats like to be caressed on the head, cheeks and chin; other parts may cause aggressive behavior.
Face is an area of odor and tactile communication; if a cat rubs its parents, it's an intimate act.