Cat owners know that each cat has its own personality, but there are certain guidelines that pet owners must follow. Insider asked vets and vets to highlight some of the mistakes cat owners often make.
And here they are: some of the worst things you can do for your furry friend.
Experts reveal 13 things you should never do with your cat
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Don’t force yourself on your cat.
Do not get plants without first making sure that they are not dangerous to your cat.
Do not let your cat play with thread or yarn.
Cat owners should never teach their cat to play with their hands.
Do not punish your cat directly, for example by making a loud noise.
Avoid giving your cat only dry food.
Don’t give your cat constant access to food.
Cats love milk, but they shouldn’t be spoiled with a full glass of it.
Never give your bones to chew or even eat them.
You should not shave your cat unless otherwise directed by your vet.
Do not give your cat medicine intended for humans or dogs.
You should not leave your cat alone for more than 24 hours.
Do not ignore any change in your cat’s behavior.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider in May 2020. It was revised and updated on April 11, 2022.