How to Handle a Nervous Cat
Some cats are more anxious than others. It doesn't matter how nice you are, whether you shower him or her with affection, or offer new toys to play with, they still need to fly when there's a terrible noise. It will take time to help your cat overcome his or her phobia, but it's worth it.
There can be many, reasons why your cat is nervous, but the most common reasons are:
Previous Scary experiences - Your cat's survival mechanism usually kicks in after scary occasions, telling him or her to always expect another occurrence.
Genetics - Some cats are more nervous than others, due to their genetic makeup.
Kitten's lack of confidence - Your cat's adolescence is the most critical time for them to grow in confidence. If a kitten (by the time they are 8 weeks old) is introduced to people with general noise, they are more likely to grow into a confident cat.
Fear of noise
If your cat is watery when there is a lot of noise, such as house guests chattering at a dinner party, there is a simple tip that can help your cat overcome his or her shyness.
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Introduce your cat to the pen being placed in a room in the corner (preferably not in the kitchen as there are plenty of hiding places). Cover with a blanket in order to cover all sides except the front box. It is best to introduce the pen to your cat during a quiet period so he or she can get used to it. Having a toy or some treats can also help encourage your cat to enter the pen and feel safe. Once your cat is used to the new environment, sit in the neighborhood of the pen and talk, then ask others to come and talk in the neighborhood so your cat gradually uses the new noises. After a while, and it is hard to say how long after each cat is different, your cat will be happy to be in the same room as the others without resorting to hiding in the pen. This tactic can also be used if you introduce a nervous cat into your home.
Going to the vet
It can be quite difficult to encourage a cat in the traveling box to take them to the vet, especially if they are nervous. We would recommend that you leave the cat carrier about a week before the open visit to the vet. Leave the carrier's door open and put some toys or snacks inside so they encourage exploration. Look at the net on both sides of the carrier so your cat can see what is going on around them. This will make them feel more at ease than staying in the dark, and it will also prevent motion sickness.
Cats, whether they are confident or nervous, love to play. Playing with a toy, such as a bird on a wire, will help their natural mature hunting instincts as well as helping them develop confidence. However, try not to push them too hard and if your cat doesn't want to play, leave your cat with his or her own equipment, something new can be very intimidating to a timid cat.
If you go to buy a cage, you will find that the texture of the cage is mostly iron, with iron wire, or columnar square iron rods. For smaller dogs, iron wire can be used, but for larger dogs For dogs with relatively strong strength, square iron bars should be chosen, which are much stronger than iron wire. The advantage of the iron wire is that if you don’t need it, it can be folded and put away. The iron rod is not good. My family still has a small cage with a pink square iron rod that Dangdang used when he was a child. Although it is useless, but Throwing it away is a waste, so keep it at home.
In general, there are not many forms of dog cages, and most of them are also reasonable, with trays underneath to make it easier to clean the dog's poop. I would like to remind is to pay attention to observe, square wire dog cage bottom plate (that is, the bottom of the cage above the plastic tray) is not movable, can be removed to clean, because the dog's poop will be stuck in the above, if you can't take it out will be too much trouble. There is also a larger size of the wire dog cage, usually below the wheel is not, which is very inconvenient, to move up will be very heavy, small size wire dog cage to move up will not be too much effort.
There is an argument for choosing a crate that is three times the size of your dog's body, but how do you calculate three times the size? The top and corners of the crate are practically unusable space for a dog if you count by size. Others say it's just wide enough for the dog to turn around. Personally, I think it's simpler to choose a size that is twice as long as the dog, which should be more appropriate for the dog. But if you buy a dog is a puppy, to take into account its growth ah, so the cage must refer to the dog's adult size to buy ah.
To limit the dog's time to eat, for example, it ate a meal with ten minutes of time, if ten minutes have not eaten, take away not to give it to eat. Wait until the next meal before the start, do not give it any snacks, to train it to eat punctually, and can not pick food.