If your cat stopped cuddling with you, this post will show you a number of possible reasons why and what you can do about them.
So, why did my cat stop cuddling with me? Likely reasons why your cat stopped cuddling with you are that you started petting it differently, intimidation, a change in its environment, or a change in the way you interact with it.
There are a number of possible reasons why your cat stopped cuddling with you and it could be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Why your cat stopped cuddling with you
Below are likely reasons why your cat stopped cuddling with you and what you can do about them.
Your cat has actually become more comfortable around the home
It could be the case that your cat was initially following you around and staying near you because it felt unsafe. Your cat might have stopped doing that because it has become more comfortable around the home. This would be more likely if your cat has stopped showing signs of being anxious and it does not avoid you when you approach it.
You started petting it differently
It could be the case that there is an issue with the way you have been petting it. It could be the case that you have been petting it too strongly or you have been doing it in a way it does not like. This would be more likely if your cat does cuddle with you sometimes but it stops when you start petting it in a certain manner.
It might also be the case that you have been intimidating it. You might have been intimidating it by approaching it too quickly, being too loud or aggressive around it or because you accidentally hurt it. Instead, it would help to be calm with it and to approach it slowly.
A change in the temperature
The cause could also be that it has become hotter inside causing your cat to go somewhere colder. This would be more likely if your cat has started doing things such as sleep in the sink, bath, or on the floor since an increase in the temperature.
A change in its environment
The cause might also be that there has been a change in its environment. Changes could include getting another pet that intimidates it or new noises in your environment causing it to hide.
It thinks you do not want it to be affectionate
It could also be the case that your cat thinks you do not want it to be affectionate. This would be more likely if it has stopped being affectionate since you stopped giving it as much attention yourself or since you started moving it away when it came near to you.
Injury or illness
The cause might also be that it has an injury or illness causing it to behave differently. This would be more likely if your cat has stopped cuddling with you suddenly and if it has been showing other signs of injury or illness such as being fatigued or not moving around as much. In this case, the best option would be to take it to a vet.
It found another spot that it likes
Another possible cause is that your dog found another spot that it likes. This would be more likely if it has been staying in a different spot than usual but your cat has not been avoiding you at other times.
Consider what else happened when it stopped cuddling on you
If your cat stopped being cuddling suddenly, it would help to consider what else happened when it stopped cuddling. If it stopped suddenly, it might be due to things such as you moving away when it showed you affection, intimidation or injury or illness.
What to do about your cat not being cuddling on you anymore
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Pet it differently
As mentioned above, it might be the case that there is an issue with the way you have been interacting with it. Instead, it would help to pet it in a way that it seems to like and to be calm around it. Usually, cats prefer to be rubbed below the chin instead of having a full back rub.
Show if affection
It might be the case that your cat thinks you do not want it to cuddle with you. To fix this, it would help to show your cat affection throughout the day by petting it and playing with it.