If your cat won’t let you kiss it, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about them.

So, why won’t my cat let me kiss it? The most likely reason why your cat won’t let you kiss it is that your cat is not sure what you are doing and it causes your cat to become intimidated.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat won’t let you kiss it and it could be due to a combination of them. However, there are a number of things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

Why won’t my cat let me kiss it?

Below are likely reasons why your cat won’t let you kiss it and what would make each of them more likely.

Intimidation

Cat’s generally do not like it when people get up close into their faces since it puts them into a vulnerable position. The most likely reason why your cat won’t let you kiss it is that it is not sure what you are doing and it causes your cat to become intimidated. This would be more likely if your cat tries to move away from you when you do it.

Your cat is not sure what you are doing

When you try to kiss your cat, you will be behaving unusually. This unusual behavior likely confuses and makes your cat anxious. This would be especially likely if you only try to kiss it occasionally.

Your cat does not want to be bothered

Another possible reason why your cat does not like to be kissed is that it does not want to be bothered. This would be more likely if your cat does let you kiss it sometimes but it does not let you kiss it when it is trying to sleep.

Things to consider

Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.

If your cat did let you kiss it in the past

If your cat did let you kiss it, in the past, it would help to consider what else happened when your cat stopped letting you kiss it. If it stopped letting you kiss it suddenly, it could be because of a change in the way you hold it, a change in your behavior around it or that it simply decided that it does not like it when you try to kiss it.

If your cat does let you kiss it sometimes

If your cat does let you kiss it sometimes, it would also help to consider what is different when your cat does let you kiss it. For example, if it does let you kiss it when it is not trying to sleep, the cause could be that it does not want to be bothered when it is trying to sleep. Whereas, if it does not let you kiss it, when you kiss it in a certain manner, the cause could be that it gets intimidated by your behavior sometimes.

What to do about my cat not letting me kiss it

Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.

Don’t kiss it

Cats will usually become intimidated when people try to kiss them and it is likely that your cat does as well. Also, kissing it has the potential to spread germs. Instead, it would help to be affectionate with your cat by petting it gently and calmly in a way that your cat seems to like.

Leave it alone

It would also help to leave your cat alone when it does not seem to want any attention especially if it is sleeping. Normally, cats become more lively in the early morning and late evening, it would likely help to pet your cat then instead.

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