Understanding Certain Behavioral Traits In Your Cat

Behavioral Traits In Your Cat

If you are a cat lover, you will realize that they have minds of their own. Unlike dogs whose behavioral traits are easy to figure out, cats are choosy when it comes to food as well as when they decide to show their affection. There is also a particular trait seen in cats that might be confusing to new cat owners. They tend to like rolling in the dirt. This behavior might seem unusual for a new owner and they might feel exasperated as to why cats get themselves all dirty and increase the task of their masters having to clean them up. Then again, many owners find that the more time they spend on grooming their cats; they tend to roll in the dirt even more.

Behavioral Traits In Your Cat

This particular behavioral trait in cats is due to the cat’s coat. Cats have a sense of personal hygiene that is unique. You will find that they like to sit and lick their coat and groom themselves. For that reason, cat owners need not give their pet bath frequently as they detest watery baths and manage to keep their coat adequately clean. My friend who works for a company that does carpet cleaning Airdrie learned this the hard way. He tried bathing his cat and the cat ripped his arms to shreds. He had major cuts all up his arms for weeks. The cat’s coat has bacteria living on them that help in internal operations. When cats groom their coat they usually ingest the bacteria that live in their coat’s hair; the bacteria that they ingest allows proper functioning of their organs as well as in their digestion. Hence, allow your feline companion to roll in the dirt, whether it is hot or cold and they will groom themselves and keep their digestive system in good condition. As a result, your feline would be perfectly coiffed, will be healthy and look good as well.

Cat lovers often think that giving their pets’ frequent baths is a way of pampering them. Though cats do not object to baths, if you do it too frequently you can disturb the bacterial composition of their coat and in turn, their internal system. The bacteria that they lick off their coats are good for their digestive system and keep them healthy. If you remove the bacteria by frequent baths, your cat can end up feeling sickly. One way that your cat can replenish the bacteria on their coat is to roll on dirt more frequently. Hence, if you do give it a bath frequently or comb its coat, you can allow it to roll in the dirt more frequently. In fact, if it does so, it would replenish the bacteria that it loses from its coat and be able to balance the same. The gritty dirt on which it rolls on feels good for the cat’s skin and helps to overcome itchiness. In case it keeps rolling in the dirt you might want to cut back on giving it frequent baths or combing its coat.