Why Do I Feel Like My Cat Doesn't Like Me?
Aug 19, 2021
People have an innate tendency to humanize the behavior of their pets. We look into their eyes and give voice to their inner monologues. But we always correct what we know about a cat's behavior and what we think it says about us. Here in this article, we will talk about if cats can feel hatred towards people, and what signs they might give to convey such negative feelings.
Cats do not experience feelings of hatred as people understand it, so it’s inevitable that sometimes cats would show animosity towards people. There are three main reasons which can cause a cat to hate a person: inadequate socialization growing up that can lead to fear, anxiety, and aggression; negative experiences around people; traumas learning. Learning plays a key role in the development of certain feline behaviors. For example, if our cat knows that through biting, we will leave them alone, they are likely to do this anytime they don't want to be petted.
On some occasions, we can observe the cats hide from us under the sofa or in the closet, making them almost impossible to find. You might notice that the cat hides when people come near. If we also observe a bent body posture with a lower tail, ears back, and very dilated pupils, it's likely our cat is afraid. Fear can be caused by a lack of socialization or traumatic experiences as we've already mentioned.
Cats may also have different reaction and attitude towards different person. We can see the cat shun certain people; leaving the room when someone enters or does not relate well to particular members of the family. It's common for these family members to feel as if they're no longer loved by their pets, especially if they refuse to sleep next to them or show any affection. There's also likely the cat will avoid looking directly into people's eyes or prevent themselves from being handled. Reasons for this kind of behavior can be related to human doesn’t have enough understanding of a cat’s body language, forcing them to do something against their will, or punishing them are some ways.
Hissing, grunting, and yearling are some of the cat's vocalizations which indicate discomfort and or displeasure. It's very likely the feline manifests them when we annoy them, scold them or do something they don't like. It's their way of warning us and it's important to pay attention and stop what we're doing. The cat may also wiggle their tail rapidly to show irritation or displeasure. We might also observe the cat holding their tail high as a warning signal while folding their ears back. In these cases, we must spend more time with our cats getting to know their likes and dislikes, so we can improve our bond.
If we ignore these warning signs, the behavioral problems will likely worsen. It's easy to see why your cat attacking you might be a sign of the hitch. Along with biting and scratching, we may observe the cat shows dilated pupils, a very bristled coat, and the ears folded back completely. It's never at all pleasant when a cat attacks a person. But it can be particularly bad if we live with small children or vulnerable people. It's important to note that aggression and cats are not a problem that should be ignored. If it is also difficult to predict when a cat is about to attack. A visit to a veterinarian specializing in ethology is essential. These all indicate high levels of stress, anxiety, and even potential health problem.
The appearance of strange behaviors such as excessive grooming, constant vocalization, or spending too much time asleep should be a warning to us. It's abnormal for a cat to display negative behavior towards the tutors, or to change its behavior suddenly,we should remember that behavioral changes can also be caused by health problems.
Before a suspect of your cat hits you, we recommend a visit to the vet in which the specialist can rule out hormonal problems, pain, or other health issues, which might be the root of such behavior.
Now that you know these five signs your cat hits you, you might be able to see your cat is not being personal, but there are problems either in your relationship or their health, which must be corrected to engender more positive behavior towards you and people in general. Before suspecting these warning signs due to behavioral issues, you need to go to the vet to rule out an underlying health problem. Only then can you start working on the behavior of your cat and improving your bond.