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1-High-pitched Sounds

While cats hear low-pitched noises about as well as we do, they can pick up high-pitched sounds much better than humans. Their range goes even beyond that of dogs.


High-pitched noises to cats can come in ways you would not expect. Ambulance sirens, loud music, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners, or even your phone’s ringtone are some of the high-pitched sounds that cats hate.

This is another reason that we should never shout at our kitties as this only causes stress and anxiety.

2-Low Temperatures

Cats like temperatures of 20 degrees higher than human’s ideal temperature. In fact, a cat’s coat isn’t made to protect them from low temperatures. Conversely, their coat can protect their soft skin from severe heat.

3-Water

Sometimes you may think your cat needs a bath, they don’t. Unlike dogs, cats bathe themselves. And think of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Many modern domestic cat breeds come from arid countries around the Middle East or Asia. No one really knows, but the theory is that a lack of water in their breeding makes them intolerant of getting wet.


However, here is another piece of advice. Cats enjoy having enough fresh water to drink at their own leisure. This means that you have to put out fresh water for your feline every day in a clean dish.

If they don’t drink enough water your cat can get a urinary tract infection.

4-Surprises

You probably have watched videos of cats getting scared of cucumbers, but what actually happens is that your cat isn’t afraid of the cucumber itself, but it is the fact that the cucumber is exposed beside them without they even notice it.

Cats are likely to be frightened of the unknown, as it could represent a risk or predator, and in the case of a cucumber, a snake.


Although some may find it funny, surprises cause anxiety and fear in your cat. It’s best to look for other ways to have fun with your pet.

5-Stale Food

You may think that dry or wet food lasts for several days, but it doesn’t. Cats like to eat fresh food which is recently opened. But they won’t touch it after that.

Cats need nourishment on a daily basis, but not in the same manner as dogs do. If your cat is picking at their food, they are telling you they don’t like it because it may be stale.
Or they don’t like the flavor.

6-Dirty Litter Box

Cats are extremely clean animals and they devote a large portion of their day for self-grooming.


They hate a dirty litter box, grimy toys, or unclean water bowl.
Cleaning your cat’s litter box every day will make for a happy cat that loves to use the bathroom in the right place.

7-Certain Smells

One of the smells that cats can’t tolerate is gasoline. This is why if you take your cat to the vet, make sure the tank is filled beforehand. Cats also can’t tolerate the smell of onion or vinegar.


But there’s more. Menthol, wintergreen, and mint are also scents cats can’t handle. Not only this, but there are also more scents a cat will hide away from. That’s lavender, citrus, rue, rosemary, mint, and cinnamon.

8-Strangers

Cats do not like strangers or surprise visits. They want to feel they are in control of the place around them. Strangers bring a lot of new smells and signs that they have yet to explore.


Cats usually disappear when a strange person or animal visits them. However, if they have been socialized since they were little, they usually don’t mind strangers as much.

Animal experts recommend that cats need to approach your friends. Not the opposite.

9-Lack of Routine

Routines are very important because cats are very sensitive to change. Cats like to be in control of their environment and a small change can unbalance them entirely.

So, if you need to make changes to your house, or move to another place, make sure you prepare your pet in advance.

10-Riding in a Car

Cats do not like getting in a car because it breaks up their daily routine of being at home. Although dogs love a good car ride, cats are the opposite. They get very stressed out when confronted with situations that are uncomfortable.


So if you have to take your cat to the vet, get them a comfortable towel they have snuggled in and then put them in a carrier. Preferably one they have slept in overnight. This will make them feel like they are still in their own space.

11-Balloons

It’s true. Cats see balloons as a threat they can’t defeat.
They consider all balloons as an intruder that may hurt you or them.

But,bear in mind that, if a cat discovers a mouse or a large insect, they have a chance of defeating it. With a balloon, they just get scared because they can’t overcome it.

12-Posing for Photos

If you are a cat lover, you may have seen some cute photos with a cat in a selfie.


But let’s think about real life for a moment. Your cat does not want to be posed. They also don’t want to be put in a costume for a photo.

13-Wake Them from a Nap

Like people, cats dislike being abruptly roused from sleep. It iswell- known that cats tend to sleep for long hours. Some can even sleep 18 hours. Therefore, waking them up without their desire may cause them to feel fearful and trapped.


Kittens especially need to sleep more to be able to build their muscles and bones, so it is necessary not to wake them at all if possible.

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