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Having a baby is both an exciting and a worrisome time, but as with all change, prior consideration and preparation can make the difference between a stressful or a peaceful time for you, your infant and your cat.

Some cats won’t bat an eyelid at the change. Social and confident felines may show interest in the baby and his/her toys, while the timid and sensitive cats, may find the entire experience extremely stressful with numerous felines displaying both physical and behavioural signs of stress.

As the toddler grows up and becomes mobile, certain owners’ worries will shift to how the cat will behave towards the baby and the other way around.

Fortunately, with sensible planning discussed in this article, cats and babies can live together amicably and safely, often forming lifelong friendships with each other.

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