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Socialized Cats Make Happy Households

3 Comments 15 June 2011

Socialized Cats Make Happy Households

I’m the first to admit that I’m a dog person. I’ve had dogs my whole life and can’t imagine not having one as part of my family. I’ve also owned one cat, Nike. She was unfriendly on good days, and downright mean on bad days. I had her for twelve years, during which time she sent two people to the emergency room (and consequently racked up violent animal records in two states), peed on every piece of furniture I owned and destroyed rugs, clothes and assorted other personal items. Nike was anti-social and behaviorally challenged and for some reason that I’ll never fully understand, I loved her. But I also doubted I’d ever get another cat.

I long suspected that Nike’s issues were at least partially my fault, though I never really knew what I could have done differently. Recently when browsing, I stumbled across an article about socializing cats. It talks about the need to build trust between you and your cat, and describes different techniques for raising an affectionate, well-behaved cat. Cats always seem so independent and strong. But don’t let that fool you. They need to be nurtured and socialized just like any domestic pet. I wish I had found information like this back when I had Nike. I could have been a better pet parent, and we both could have been happier.

You can read the article at the link below:

And please share any experiences you’ve had socializing cats by leaving a comment on our blog. The more we all know, the more happy, healthy cats we’ll have in our homes!


- who has written 28 posts on Castor & Pollux Pet Works Blog.

Kate lives in Portland, OR and is an employee of Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks. She grew up surrounded by pets of all kinds, and currently has two rescue dogs- Riley and Sigh.

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  1. Cats says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this information here in your blog post. This will be helpful for those who doesn’t know it yet.

  2. Do you have any ideas for diarrhea cat? I’m afraid my cat will die!

  3. Mary says:

    If your cat has diarrhea, please call your vet for medical advice!

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