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Helping a shy cat interact with your family

You have a cat in your life who you love dearly and you want to interact with her often, but you also know that she needs time to herself each day. How can you help her come out of her shell a bit?

Interacting with a shy cat needs to be on her terms in order to gain her trust. She needs to see that you not only respect her space, but that you aren’t going to force her into interactions she is uncomfortable with. Encourage her to come out by being welcoming to her and showing her that you value her companionship. This will help her ease into the main living areas of the home when she is feeling comfortable. You can also make a point to call to her at specific times of the day so she can get used to spending time with you on a regular basis. Your local vet clinic London, ON can offer additional advice. Learn more here.

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