As humans, we all have things that we like and don’t like. Cats are no different. Of course, they don’t have the luxury of telling people to stop! This is why we need to be more understanding of the things that our pet cat may not enjoy. So, let’s take a look at some of the things you should avoid doing because cats just don’t like it!
Taking medication or undergoing treatment – This is something that most humans do not like either. Whether it is cat flea treatment or treatment for other conditions, cats don’t enjoy having pills forced into their throat (who would?). The good news is that nowadays there are many different types of medication available – a lot of which can be disguised in your cat’s food. Therefore, there are ways you can make this less awful for your pet.
Being stared at – Have you ever thought it was funny to start a staring competition with your fluffy friend? Well, you will soon realise that this is not something they enjoy! Your cat will probably display fear or annoyance as a consequence. This is because staring makes them feel like they are being dominated – something they despise.
Change – Another thing that cats do not like is change. New environments can make your cat feel uneasy. Of course, there are going to be circumstances whereby this is unavoidable, for example, if you are moving to a new home. Nevertheless, you can make this easier for your cat by allowing it to explore the new territory at his or her own pace.
Tummy rubs – Save your tummy rubs for dogs! While dogs love nothing more than this sort of attention, cats hate it. This is because they feel vulnerable and their predatory nature comes into play. If you try to rub your cat’s belly, don’t be surprised if it goes for your hand or gets defensive. This is a sure fire way to end up with some painful scratches.
Other cats in their territory – Finally, another thing that most cats hate is other cats being in their territory. Unless it is a relative or a housemate, cats aren’t very good at making friends. They like being loners – they don’t enjoy spending time with other felines. By nature, they are very territorial. They see other cats as competition for food, treats, and attention.
As you can see, there are a number of different things that cats don’t enjoy. Of course, some of the things that have been mentioned are unavoidable, for example, taking medication or change. Nevertheless, there are some things we can definitely stop doing from today, such as staring! Simply follow the advice above and you can make sure your cat doesn’t end up miserable and agitated.