Cats make great pets. They can cheer you up on days that you want to snuggle and let you be alone when you need some space. However, owning a cat is a lot of responsibility. You shouldn’t just assume that you can neglect them just because they take less work than a dog. If you’re thinking about buying a cat, then check out this list of 55 things that cat owners learned the hard way, and be sure to share it with a friend!
1. Don’t Treat Them As If They Only Want Solitude
It can be easy to assume that cats only want to be alone. They tend to do well by themselves and seem to thrive without us there. However, cats need love and attention just as much as any other pet. Be sure to give it to them.
2. Don’t Give Your Cat Medication Meant For Humans Or Dogs
3. Never Leave Them Alone For More Than 24 Hours
Many people adopt cats, thinking that they won’t have to do much to take care of them. Although they do require less work than dogs, cats still shouldn’t be neglected for too long. Anything more than 24 hours should be avoided.
4. Don’t “Free Feed” Your Cat
5. Never Pull Their Tail
6. Avoid Feeding Cats Cow’s Milk
7. Don’t Dress Them Up
I know it’s fun, but dressing up your cat isn’t the best idea. Believe it or not, it can actually cause them harm. The clothes you put them in may be too restrictive, causing issues with blood circulation.
8. Don’t Play Too Rough
Cat’s love to play, but don’t forget that they are also predators. They can get carried away and that can cause you harm. Or you could get carried away and it could cause them harm. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone involved.