When a Cat Dislikes Grooming
- If your cat dislikes brushing, there could be various reasons such as using too much force, touching sensitive areas, or not having built a trusting relationship.
- For cats that are new to your home and still have a sense of caution, gradually engage in bonding activities and help them become accustomed to being touched. Grooming should be done gently to avoid frightening the cat.
- Instead of trying to brush the entire body at once, focus on different areas during grooming sessions. After each session, reward the cat with treats or toys to associate grooming with positive experiences.
- Another effective approach is to brush the cat gently while it's sleeping. If the cat appears to be in pain or discomfort during grooming, consider the possibility of a skin condition and consult a veterinarian.