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child hugging a cat and dog

It’s a good idea to introduce children to the family cat when they are still toddlers. Not only are you teaching them to love and understand the joys of having a pet around the home but also not to be scared of animals. It’s a matter of teaching your child by example and simultaneously telling them. ‘Don’t pull the cat/dog by the tail, but stoke her like this.’ And immediately offer praise to let your child know that the cat/dog is pleased and shows pleasure by purring or wagging its tail.

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bounceIf you cat and dog has a lot of static in their fur, try using dryer sheets. Run one lightly over your pet’s coat to take out frizz and the friction. Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.