Are your cat/dog and kid(s) best buddies or frenemiesโ“

Are your cat/dog and kid(s) best buddies or frenemiesโ“

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๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Do cats and dogs not like children?
Why do dogs and cats run away from children? Hereโ€™s why:
๐Ÿ”น They have the tendency to avoid strangers altogether, so avoidance is not specific to children
๐Ÿ”น Children have a tendency to be too rough when interacting with the pets
๐Ÿ”น Children have the tendency to scream at high frequency and/or loud volume
๐Ÿ”น Dogs and cats view children as competition
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๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ What should I do if my cats and/or dogs compete with my children for affection?
Some cats and dogs are more possessive and when newborns are introduced to the family, they lose the center of attention. Such a sense of deprivation makes cats and dogs see babies and children as their competition.
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๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ How to maintain peaceful interaction between your children and dogs/cats?
โŒ Do not let children chase after your cats/dogs
Dogs generally like to play chase, but sudden chasing will frighten cats. Timid dogs also dislike the sudden activity.
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โŒ Do not let children forcefully hug your cats or dogs
Children may not be able to immediately observe, perceive the emotions, or gauge the preferences of cats and dogs. Incorrect postures can make cats and dogs feel uncomfortable, possibly causing the pets to flee every time it sees a child.
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โœ… Accompany children when playing with cats or dogs
Let children hold toys that the cats and dogs love. Trust may be built through the process of playing and cause dogs/cats to be less wary of children.
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โœ… Train children to take care of your pets together
To create a close relationship with the cats/dogs, start by teaching children how to take care of your petโ€™s basic needs. For example, providing clean drinking water, pouring out feed, or feeding mealsโ€ฆ Cats/dogs will become more accustomed to living with children, and, moreover, children may even start to develop a sense of responsibility.