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23/10/2014 at 15:53
24/10/2014 at 11:23
Hi there, i have a nervous cat - well not so nervous now i have two girls that love him to bits! when each of my babies were born when i was in the hospital i asked my hubby to take home the baby clothes needing for washing (not soiled ones) but instead of him washing them i asked him to let the cat smell them and he was to leave them on the sofa or my side of the bed so the cat could get used to the new smell of baby. It sounds daft but its really worked for us, Bob our cat has always been so protective of the girls as babies and bonded so well with them, he used to sit and watch them beside their moses baskets and he snuggles them all the time and im sure its because we did this in the early stages. Also if you leave a nighty of yours or something with your smell on it leave it out for the cat to smell whilst you are pregnant as im sure we smell different with all the hormone changes - thats my theory anyway ha ha. I didn't use feliway in the end but i had considered it. Hope this helps x
24/10/2014 at 13:29
24/10/2014 at 16:07
Hiya, yes it would be interesting to know with the feliway but i totally agree its so pricey thats why i stayed clear and did it the mummy way instead. I hope you get a positive result with everything you are doing or going to try, i suppose if your cats are still showing signs of being nervous then feliway is an option.
I also made sure to still give my cat a lot of attention which is easier said than done when you've got a baby, and i had more than enough to do without pandering to the cat but it did help and as my little ones are growing im showing them how to treat bob in the right way which is helping him to not be as nervous with them and let them stroke/pet him it is getting them all used to trusting each other. My girls are 4 years and 1 year and even my youngest is learning to stroke him and be gentle its going well so far no pulled tails or ears yet and she does understand well to 'gentle' sounds and actions when it involves our cat.
24/10/2014 at 17:09
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