Top 7 Things Cats Hate

Being picked up

Most cats do not like being picked up, especially if they are not expecting it. This can be a very stressful experience for them and can lead to them scratching or biting.

Belly rubbed

While some cats do enjoy having their belly rubbed, many find it to be a very ticklish and uncomfortable experience.

Wet food

Many cats prefer dry food to wet food. This is because wet food can be messy and difficult to eat, and it can also cause some cats to have digestive problems.

Hair ties

If your cat is playing with a hair tie, it is important to keep an eye on them and make sure that they do not swallow it.


The noise and vibrations of a vacuum cleaner can be very scary for cats. If you must vacuum around your cat, it is best to do it when they are not in the room.

Paws touched

Cats have very sensitive paws and they do not like to have them touched by strangers. If you want to pet your cat's paws, it is important to do so slowly and gently.

Left alone

Cats are social creatures and they do not like to be left alone for long periods of time.

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