Fluffy Nanny: Cats and Children.
A Cat can become a true friend for your child if you approachthe issue of living an animal in a family with a child responsibly. First of all is worth to remembering – not all cats are suitable for children. Some breeds are aggressive and do not like the attention of children.
Which cats are suitable for families with children
For families with children, British, Scottish,Persian cats, as well as Maine Coons and Ragdolls would be acceptable. These breeds are non-aggressive and will enjoy interacting with children. The child should be explained that a cat is a living creature that cannot be pull the tail, pull the paws, beat. At the very beginning of acquaintance with the animal it is important to monitor their joint games: so that the child does not hurt the cat, and the cat was not aggressive.
Interaction of a child and a cat
Teach your child empathy and the ability to understand when an animal is attuned to game and when not. If the child’s age allows, involve him in the care behind the cat. So the child will learn the correct interaction with the animal and responsibility. There is a myth that a cat is a source of dirt and bacteria for a child and such a “neighborhood” is dangerous.Actually vaccinated, not walking on the street cat is not dangerous at all. Maintain a clean house with a cat not much more difficult than a house without animals.
The benefits of communication between a child and a cat
In general, the neighborhood of a cat with small children is great benefit.Cats have a beneficial effect on the nervous system of the child, they can play with him and some animals even become real fluffy nannies.If a child knows the basics of interaction with an animal, and a cat loves communication with a small family member, then such a cute union can develop into real friendship.The child will remember his furry friend from childhood for the rest of his life. P.S. All information is just an advisory and it is not directanimal care instructions. Kitten Care Responsibility carried by their future owners.