Do you have a good relationship with your cat, but then all of a sudden they start to hate you and act like you ate their firstborn or something? This is a sign of something bigger, and here, we’ll touch on the sudden acts of aggression in cats and will help you find out the reason behind “why my cat hates me all of a sudden.”
Your Scent Matters
If you’re hanging around something else or using something that your cat doesn’t like, they’re going to not like you. If you notice your cat acting strange or suddenly hates you, then chances are it’s what you smell like.
Cats have a keen sense of smell, and they smell you when you have a different scent.
There are a couple of things that you can do, and you’ll want to apply these since it can help with the relationship:
- If you’re wearing a super strong perfume, cut that out, it probably smells bad to them
- If you’re hanging around a cat that they don’t like, they’re going to not like you
- If you’re spending more time with other cats, then chances are your cat will hate the smell of that cat and in turn hate you.
This is really just trial and error, and if you notice that they’re mad about something petty, but then they have a personality change the second you stop doing that, it could be that. Also, leave your scent out for your cat to get used to again.
Cats are Well, Weird
It could just be attributed to how cats are. They have strange learning behaviors, and if you think your cat suddenly hates you, it could just be a cat acting “normal” but they don’t act that way usually.
Some “abnormal” behaviors that are normal include the following:
- Not coming to you when called
- Not wanting to be near you
- Not into petting, affection, and cuddles
- Not looking at you
- Hissing and biting when you rub a belly or body part
- Running when you come near them
These are all perfectly normal behaviors, and you have to remember that cats kind of just do their own thing. If they normally respond to being called, but suddenly don’t, chances are, they don’t hate you, they’re just off doing their own thing.
As a reminder, some cats tend to hiss as well when they want to be left alone, so don’t take it personally if they do.
If you do notice something bigger wrong, then it might be grounds for bigger action. If you want something that needs constant attention and affection, then a cat may not be the best animal for you.
There Might be a Big Change
Cats hate change, probably more than a human ever would. If you bring in a big change, your cat is going to probably suddenly hate you, at least for a little while.
Some of the changes that majorly affect cats include the following:
- Moving, this is a huge one and they’re going to be pissed for a bit
- A new dog or cat, again they’re going to be upset
- A new baby or family member in the home
- New food, they can get a little pissy about this
Cats hate change, so remember that when you’re assessing why they’re acting that way.
They may be Sick
Cats do get sick, but unlike humans, they’re not the best at communicating why they’re upset. Sometimes, sudden aggression could mean they’re in pain or ill.
The best way to check this one out is to do the following:
- Go to the vet and make sure that you tell them about the behaviors
- If you notice they’re peeing more, it might be a UTI
- If they’re vomiting, it could be a food allergy, or they ate something bad
- They can also do x-rays and tests to help find it
This is a big one, and you should always take your cat to the vet if you notice a sudden hatred from them.
Your Cat May Be bored and Want to Have More Exercise
If a cat is bored, it may tend to be aggressive, and it might have behavioral issues. Exercise and play are a part of a cat’s life, and you need to give them that.
Some ways to help with their boredom is to do the following:
- Increase the playtime and exercise time as needed
- Get them mentally active with cat mental exercise toys
- Get them another cat. They may hate it at first, but they can get that energy out
- Just buy them a laser pointer, most cats love those and they’re good exercise toys
- Give them cat toys to use when you’re not at home
- Give your cat attention and don’t neglect them
Cats get bored like humans, so make sure you watch for this.
Could be Injuries
Finally, they may hate you because of injuries. Again, cats can’t communicate, so you need to be mindful of this.
The best way to fix this issue is to do the following:
- Look at where you touch your cat and they get upset
- Assess the area to see if there are cuts or bruises
- If there are, get them some treatment from the vet
- They might give you some antibiotics
Cats can’t communicate as we do, so watch for the symptoms when they’re acting off.
It may not be You
Remember, it might not be you sometimes, and if you notice that your cat does a complete 180 in terms of personality, it might be more than just they hate you for no freaking reason.
If you’re worried about this, you should always take them to the vet. The vet can usually look at any physical aspects, and chances are, they also might have some other means to help them mentally as well.
Remember, the solution is typically simple, and it can be fixed pretty fast as well.