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Here’s Why You Don’t Give Your Kitty a Belly Rub

You may intend it for good, as a love demonstration to your kitty. But that's not how she's going to read it, no matter how noble your intentions. Here's what to do instead, to encourage her to develop a closer bond with you - even as independent as she probably is.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Some cats are more cuddly than others, but if you were hoping for a lap cat and instead you have an aloof cat, there is hope
  • Tips for encouraging kitty to warm up to you include being calm around her, avoiding eye-to-eye contact and using treats as bribes
  • If your cat is more shy than standoffish, there are things you can do to increase her comfort level in her environment and in your presence

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