Why Is My Cat Ignoring Me All Of A Sudden?

Why Is My Cat Ignoring Me All Of A Sudden?

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Cats can be mysterious pets sometimes, especially when it comes down to their feline habits and emotions. One minute they want to cuddle in your lap and the next minute they seem to dislike you. You might be asking yourself, why is my cat ignoring me all of a sudden?

Sound familiar? Ring a bell? Have you ever wondered if your furry little friend does this stuff to get back at you? Like maybe your cat is ignoring you on purpose to get back at you for that vet appointment? 

There could actually be several reasons that your cat may be ignoring you. For the most part, I’d argue that it’s just your cat participating in normal cat activities like ignoring you and pushing your keys off the kitchen counter.

As long as your cat is healthy, you probably won’t need to worry too much.

Why Would a Cat Suddenly Change?

There are many reasons why your cat’s behavior may have changed. One reason your cat might appear to suddenly change is that they have become sick from something. Are there other symptoms besides the change in behavior such as puking or excessive meowing?

Another thing that would make your cat change their behavior all of a sudden is bringing out the vacuum cleaner. It’s no surprise that the loud sound of the vacuum cleaner scares the heck out of cats.

Needless to say, cats are highly independent creatures and they can change their attitude towards us in a heartbeat for whatever reason they want. 

How Can You Tell If Your Cat Doesn’t Like You?

As much as you might love your feline companion, they may not always feel the same way as you. There are a few common signs that your cat might not feel the same way as you do. 

Keep in mind that just because your cat isn’t necessarily thrilled that your their human, that does not mean that you can’t turn things around and earn their trust again. 

One sure sign that your cat may not really like you that much is that they constantly hiss when you come near them. Now, notice how I said “constantly”. If they used to be fine, but then all of a sudden they are hissing at you, this could signal a health problem. In this case, you need to bring your cat to the veterinarian just to be on the safe side. 

Do Cats Hold Grudges?

It would be really easy to assume that your cat can hold a grudge against you right after you do something to them that they don’t appreciate.

A great example of this is when you bring your feline companion to the vet’s office. If your cats are anything like mine are, then they tend to avoid you for a little while. 

Sometimes this amounts to hours and other times it can amount to days. Regardless, it’s easy to accept this behavior as our cat holding a grudge against us. 

cuddly cat

But do cats actually have the emotional ability to feel “grudgingly” towards us? The scientific conclusion to this question is actually no. Scientists believe that cats have too short of a memory to actually be able to hold a grudge against you or I.

However, I have a different opinion. I’m obviously not a scientist, but based on my experience with cats, I’m willing to bet that the animal science community just hasn’t proven it yet.

My cats won’t come near me for days after they’ve been to the veterinarian. They won’t even try sleeping in my bedroom at night. 

Anything else that might scare my cats such as the vacuum cleaner, makes them stay away only for an hour or so. Does this mean that they forgot about the vacuum cleaner? According to scientists, that is a yes. 

Why Won’t My Cat Cuddle With Me Anymore?

There are several reasons why this might be the case. First things first. Are you annoying your cat lately? I would say this is probably the most common reason your cat doesn’t want to cuddle with you, their most prized hooman.

But on the other hand, cats aren’t exactly known for their love of cuddling either. Most cats really enjoy their own personal space. And if you have cats, you definitely know what I’m talking about.

If your cat has suddenly decided that you’re not good enough to cuddle with anymore, the best thing to do is just let them have their space. Their behavior is most likely temporary unless there is a health issue. And this leads us to the next problem.

So does kitty just need space or is there actually a reason to be concerned?

How Do I Know When My Cat Is Ill?

Cats are known to seek comfort in hiding when they are sick. So how do we know if our feline companion is sick and not simply ignoring us?

Well if your cat is sick, they will more than likely exhibit other signs of illness in addition to hiding in hard to reach places. 

Other signs include lethargy, excessive meowing, and vomiting. If your cat is doing any of these behaviors while also hiding from you, bring them to the veterinarian right away. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Final Thoughts

To sum it all up, there are many reasons that a cat may change it’s attitude towards you. As long as your cat is acting just fine in any other capacity, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. It’s fair to say that most cats act this way every once in a while. Just a cat being a cat……….