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9 Things Owners Do That Cats Hate

rough petting

4. Rough Petting

Some cats have an aversion to being petted too hard or too quickly. This is known as, hyperesthesia and can be common in older cats, strays or cats that aren’t use to being handled a lot. It can also occur if you have been petting your feline pal along its back for an extended period of time. Cats will tolerate and even enjoy the grooming from another feline member, but they usually only do this around the face and the neck. If your cat is demonstrating angry behavior from being petted, make a mental note of how long it takes him or her to strike out. This will give you a better idea of your cat’s tolerance levels and will save you some money on bandages.