7 Things Cats Hate When Humans Do

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Cats are notoriously finicky creatures and are determined to be treated with only the best. And as cat lovers, we enjoy catering to their whims!

 

But sometimes, we don't even realize what we're doing upsets them. So here's a list of some of the things that might be upsetting your favorite feline:

 

1. Not cleaning their litter box enough

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Cats are cleanly animals, and they want their litter box to reflect that. They're not going to be comfortable going to the bathroom in anything less than pristine conditions. Most felines want it cleaned at least once a day, and definitely don't want to be sharing if you have more than one animal in the house.

 

2. Making loud noises

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Your feline is very sensitive to loud noises so any sort of yelling (especially directed at them) will frighten them and send them running off in an anxious state. If you want to train your cat, it's better to work off positive rewards, rather than reprimand.

 

3. Declawing them

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This is more common in certain places than others, and while it might make your life easier and save your furniture, it's actually torture for your feline. Many pet owners now realize that it would be like cutting off our fingers at the first knuckle, leading to pain and mobility issues.

 

4. Aggressive petting

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Most cats love a gentle caress from their favorite human, but unlike dogs, anything too rough will anger them and make them feel unsafe. They are very sensitive and often can't tolerate more than a light scratch.

 

5. Car rides

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Car rides are filled with anxiety for most felines. Not only are they trapped in a confined space, but they can experience motion sickness. Keep them to only when necessary.

 

6. Dressing them up

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Cats are not dolls, and most will not tolerate any sort of clothing. It is restraining to their movement, and they don't like being ogled.

 

7. Being ignored

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Although they all have their own personalities, most cats need their space, but when they want attention, they will make sure you know it. If this cry for attention goes ignored, it could put them in a foul mood.

 

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