Things That Annoy Cats

If we know one thing about cats, it’s that they are all very unique. Just like us, they each have their own likes and dislikes. While some of these things are very much purrsonal taste, our feline pals have collectively agreed to dislike a few things. An Eau Claire, WI vet lists some of Fluffy’s pet peeves below.

Attention Done Wrong

Fluffy can be very affectionate, but she is pretty picky about how and when she gets petted or held, and for how long. Many cats love being held … for about a minute. After that, they’ll start wiggling to get down. The rule of thumb is to always let your kitty decide when snuggle time stops and starts. Also worth noting? Too little attention is just as bad as too much. Sometimes you just can’t win!

Loud Noises

Cats spend a rather exorbitant amount of time sleeping, so it only makes sense that they prefer their kingdoms to be calm and peaceful. This is actually something you can use to your advantage. Startling Fluffy with loud noises can be a great way to discourage bad behaviors! For example, if you catch your kitty clawing your sofa, bang two pots together. This will annoy her without actually scaring or hurting her.


While there are a few cats, like the Bengal, that like to splash and play in water, and a few that even enjoy swimming, these kitties are definitely the exception rather than the rule. Most of our feline buddies absolutely hate getting wet!

Car Rides

While there are a few kitties that go against the grain on this one, the vast majority of our feline patients absolutely despise going for rides. In fact, Fluffy is usually more upset about the ride over to the clinic than by her appointment itself! Ask your vet for advice on making the drive a little easier on your furry homebody.


Cats clearly enjoy lounging about, but even the laziest kitty can’t sleep 24/7. Pets need stimulation to stay happy. Fluffy will get sad and distressed with nothing to do but stare at the walls all day. Offer her plenty of toys and at least one comfy window seat, and take time to play with her daily.

Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Eau Claire, WI animal clinic!

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