How to Love Your Cat’s New Bed
How to Love Your Cat’s New Bed So you went out and purchased a brand new cat bed, but your feline friend doesn’t appear to be very thrilled about it? Some cats may need some time to become used to their new beds, despite the fact that the vast majority of cats adapt to them immediately and enjoy them. There is no issue here at all.
Sometimes a brand new bed straight from the shop will have that “new” smell, or it may have a smell that is just “different,” neither of which your cat will enjoy. After allowing the new bed to breathe for a few days in a room where the cat can’t access it, you may then give it another shot with the cat.
If you have purchased a used cat bed, you will need to give it a comprehensive cleaning in order to remove any trace of the odour left behind by the former owner’s cat. If it has a cover that can be removed, you should do the hand washing with a gentle soap and then replace the cover. (Never use strong detergents or cleansers on your cat because doing so might trigger a skin response in your pet). If the bed has a frame, scrub it carefully with a light detergent, and then let it dry (baking soda and water is perfect). Before allowing your cat to use the bed, you should let it air out for a few days and make sure that it is totally dry.
If your cat prefers to sleep in a warm environment, you should make sure that its new bed is likewise located in a good, warm, and attractive environment. If your cat prefers to sleep on its back, the new bed should likewise be on its back. In other words, you should investigate where your cat likes to sleep the most and then make your decision on where the bed should go based on the findings of this investigation. Keep in mind that your cat will only sleep in the most comfortable position possible.
If you have a cat that is particularly fond of your fragrance, you may want to place an item of clothing that has been worn but not cleaned (so that it retains your aroma) on or near the cat’s bed. An old sweater will do just well. Keep it there until your cat becomes accustomed to sleeping on its own bed and then move it.
Be sure to lavish a lot of attention and praise on your feline friend if she decides to settle on her brand-new bed on her own will. Love and affection are the things that make cats happy the most. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to coerce or restrain your cat onto its bed; such an action will have the opposite of the desired effect. Just have patience and continue to move it to a different location every few days.
You will discover that they will move to their new cat bed by default if you leave the bed, and remove the temptation of other good sleeping spots (such as closing doors to rooms they like to sleep in, or putting a pile of books on their favourite sleeping shelf, or disturbing them while they are trying to sleep on the lounge).