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If your cat often hisses at your dog, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it. The most likely reason why your cat hisses at your dog is that your cat is feeling threatened. It would help to train your dog to leave the cat alone and to give the cat areas it can go to where the dog can’t go.  There are actually a number of possible…

My first response to this question is another question that, in the end, answers the initial question. Q. Was there ever a time you hissed at your children or loved ones?”  Every human parent has bad days, off days, days where things are not going right, and days that a mom or dad would just as soon forget. Human parents can be abrupt or short with their children during these days. Grunting, abruptness, and sharpness…

I still remember watching Pet Semetary as a child. The iconic scene with the hissing Church the cat terrifies me to this day. A hissing cat can be disconcerting, to say the least. When the hiss is directed at your other cat, you may also worry they will harm each other. The good news is hissing can be a part of your cats establishing healthy boundaries with each other. However, it can also be a…

While humans frequently do things without thinking and can do them for no specific reason, a cat never does anything without a motive. And, most times, humans cannot figure out why cats do what they do. Just believe me, a cat has its reasons, even if you cannot figure them out. I have been involved in cat rescue and care for over thirty years. I am like any other cat owner. I have no degree…

​​​​​​​It can be startling and confusing when your cats, who normally get along, begin hissing at each other. Cats are complicated creatures, and there are many issues that can make them stop getting along. Why is my cat hissing at her sibling? Watching two cats play is adorable. We’ve all seen the videos on the internet. Not only will cats play with each other, they can even play with dogs or even farm animals. As…

If your cat has been hissing at you often, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it. So, why does my cat hiss at me? Likely reasons why your cat hisses at you are because you approach or interact with them in an intimidating way, injury, a problem with their surroundings, or because your cat is not yet comfortable around you. There are actually a number of possible…

If your cat hisses when playing, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about them. So, why does my cat hiss when playing? Likely reasons why your cat hisses when playing are injury, intimidation, possessiveness or that it does not like the way you play with it. There are multiple possible reasons why your cat hisses while playing and it might be due to a combination of reasons. However,…