Why does my cat not like being picked up?

All cats are individuals, coming in different shapes, sizes, colors and personalities. Some cats are super snuggly, climbing onto your lap at every opportunity and constantly twining around your legs looking for affection and to be picked up for a cuddle. Others are more aloof, seeming to prefer their own company and making their displeasure known if you attempt to pick them up.

It is not uncommon for cats to dislike being picked up, even if they’re generally affectionate. There are some aspects of cat behavior which might help to explain this. And some tips to help if you really need to lift your cat. Let’s go through why your cat may not want to be picked up and held.

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Do I need to treat my cat for fleas during the winter?

This has to be every pet owner’s worst nightmare, fleas! Did you know that the most common flea found on cats and dogs is the cat flea; whose proper name is Ctenocephalides felis. As we all start to turn on our heating during the winter months, these fleas are thinking “this is great we can survive the winter”: but how do we stop this?!

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The World’s Oldest Cat, Who Lived For Three Decades, Has Died At The Age Of 31

Ordinarily, when we think about a cat living for a really long time, an age around 20 will likely come to mind. But one feisty feline named Rubble shattered the previous record by making it to the ripe old age of 31. After living his life without many health problems, Rubble suddenly became ill and … Read more

Cat Found Lifeless Brought Back From The Brink Of Death With Special Oxygen Mask

For most of us pet parents, the idea of ​​our beloved fur babies being in an emergency is one of our biggest fears. Who knows how they will react or whether or not they will get hurt? But luckily for one orange tabby who was found lifeless in a hallway, the rescue team had exactly … Read more

The World’s Oldest Cat, Who Lived For Three Decades, Has Died At The Age Of 31

Ordinarily, when we think about a cat living for a really long time, an age around 20 will likely come to mind. But one feisty feline named Rubble shattered the previous record by making it to the ripe old age of 31. After living his life without many health problems, Rubble suddenly became ill and … Read more

Famous For His Incredible Size, Samson The Cat Has Passed Away At Age 10

Samson the cat, aka Catstradamus, one of Instagram’s favorite and most giant cats, has died at the age of ten. A behemoth of fur and paws with a heart of pure gold, Samson was a Maine Coon cat who ruled social media with almost 250k followers across multiple platforms. Fans loved the almost thirty-pound feline … Read more

If you had a choice for your own cat, how would you euthanize?

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Euthanasia means the painless ending of a patient’s life to end their suffering. It can be a very difficult topic to talk about. But as pet owners, it’s very likely to be something that we experience. Cats in particular can be part of our lives for the best part of 15 years or even longer. So the thought of having to say goodbye can be extremely difficult. As much as we would all like to hope that our pets would pass away peacefully in their sleep, the likelihood of this happening is sadly very low. We are in a privileged position, however, to allow our beloved pets a peaceful end.

This article will cover the process of making the decision to euthanize, and what actually happens when you do so. I will also give my thoughts on what I would choose to do if it were my own pet.

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