cat hisses but wants to be petted

His aggression has improved significantly since we first brought him home, but he will still growl and hiss if he doesn’t want to be petted or touched. Otherwise, try to schedule special times for playing, lap-cuddling, and petting for these cats. Two cats who haven’t been properly introduced yet may hiss at one another as a way to say “stay away from me!” The warning hiss. If your cat does not like to be petted, or held, or picked up, hissing may be his way of letting you know. It’s never painful as it never breaks the skin and it seems like there’s no intention to actually hurt me. I dont want to overfeed her with treats but at the same time I want her to stop this hissing behavior. This morning, I could not find her anywhere. One of my cats loves to lay against me in bed and wants to be petted. Cats like routine, and if they know that lap time is coming soon, chances are they'll leave you alone. She's a indoor cat so she's never encountered other cats before. She never hisses. That cat deals with weather, vermin predators (such as owls, foxes, coyotes, etc); starvation, sleep deprivation; disease and countless forms of cruel illnesses and death. Your cat is giving off mixed signals. Was eating very little, just a couple morsels. Your cat flattening its ears or whisking its tail back and forth quickly can also be signs that it's uncomfortable or scared. Respect his boundaries, and don't handle your cat in a way he is not comfortable with. When your cats bites , even lightly, it is saying please stop. Only females are spayed. But some cats are just more territorial than others and they can be moody. Hissing "rude". She's only attempt to scratch me one time during the hissing behavior. If the cat is the single cat in the household, you may want to adopt another cat for company. Why does your cat lightly bite you (and sometimes hisses) when you pet him even though he enjoys it and wants you to continue? A mother cat may hiss to defend her kittens from intruders. He is such a lovable little guy on his terms. When my cat got a bladder infection, she growled at me. He is nuetered not spayed. My cat Abby gets very jealous anytime I talk on the phone. He is very open and vulnerable to you exposing his belly as he does and playfully seeking your attention. Or, something might have scared her like a noise outside or inside or maybe she sat on a sticker. She ran away from me and just sat in a corner not wanting to be bothered. Area under her tail looked like it had been wet, fur was stragley. I feel like I may have to give her a treat everytime she's by the bedroom door lol. “If you pet a cat for 10 seconds and then they hiss at you afterwards, it’s because the petting has lasted for a little longer than they want,” Dr. Tu said. Last night my cat was hissing at me when I tried to pet her around her back/tail area. Listen to your cat. You need to take a course in “cat language “. 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