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Why is my cat so scared of everything?
When you think of your cat, you probably think of your sweet little furry friend running around in silly videos or playing with your toys, but what about the scaredy cat? There are many reasons why your cat may be scared of things. The most likely explanation for why your cat is scared of things is due to a past experience of being injured. However, there are many other things that can lead to your kitty being scared.
Cat Scared Of Everything
1. Overwhelming Scent
If you can imagine your cat’s sense of smell, it’s like putting one hand in a jar filled with flowers and the other in a jar of fish. It’s just easier for your cat to sense the overwhelming scent of something unpleasant. If you notice that your cat’s always hiding its nose or sneezing when you put food or water in the bowl, it’s likely that it senses the scent of something unpleasant.
2. Fear of Humans
Cats aren’t just afrd of other animals. They are afrd of human beings as well. As soon as a human appears on the scene, your cat may become upset or even retreat to the farthest corner of the house.
3. Overwhelming Noise
Whether you are using a vacuum cleaner or just a voice, the sound of something being run can be enough to make a cat uncomfortable. Loud machinery can also make a cat think twice about your presence. This is why, if you’re vacuuming, you should put a towel under the door so that your cat doesn’t have to worry about being injured. If your cat isn’t accustomed to people, just the noise may make it uncomfortable.
Whether it is in the bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, most cats will avoid an area when it is hot. This is because they are more likely to be in heat or being aroused, which can cause stress or even the threat of pregnancy.
Cats may be more sensitive to pn than people give them credit for. If you have a cat who seems to be in pn, even if it’s just a cut that’s bleeding a little, it may be best to call your vet and arrange an appointment right away. If your cat is acting more aggressive and hostile than usual, it could be that it is in pn and you should definitely get it checked out.
A cat’s hearing and smell are its strongest senses, so any noise or scent that seems out of place will cause it to want to leave the area. While you can’t trn your cat to like the sound of a vacuum cleaner or not be afrd of some smells, you can try to trn your cat to be tolerant of these sounds and smells.
Your cat’s natural instincts to protect its territory and food can cause it to respond to unfamiliar objects with aggression and fear. If you are planning to let your cat out of the house for the first time, you should be the first to release it outside and lead it away from the house before letting your cat go. This will give it some time to get used to the new environment.
For more information on cat trning, see our article on cat trning tips and tricks.
A final note
As great as it is to give your cat a clean, new home, you should still have your pet spayed or neutered. These are both necessary steps for your cat’s overall health and well-being. For more information on when to spay or neuter your pet, see our article on spaying and neutering your cat.
Author’s note: This article was edited on July 6, 2016.
Photo by nakulniyum via Flickr Creative Commons.