It turns out cats are just as attached to their owners as dogs and children. Their attachment to humans goes beyond species and is a natural adaptation of offspring-caretaker bonding, says Kristyn Vitale, a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State University’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab. “Kitties form attachments that are just as powerful as those between children and babies,” she says.
A cat is never as affectionate as a baby
Many people believe that a cat is just as attached to a human as a child is to their owner. But this is a myth. Despite being as adorable as a baby, a cat is not as affectionate as a child. Instead, the pet may reach out its claws or paws at you for attention. If you don’t want your cat to feel neglected, try introducing him to a dog.
One way to tell if your cat needs attention is to watch him behave. A cat will paw at your leg, or even reach out their hands for attention. Excessive meowing is another sign that your cat is begging for your attention. It’s a sign of loneliness and a desire for affection. A loving cat will try to get your attention, but don’t try to force it.