Recently my emma has started hissing and scratching my husband when he pets her or picks her up we were wondering y?

This has just started but she lays on his chesst at night he doesn't know what to think please help!

Asked by Member 1140556 on Nov 13th 2012 Tagged behavior in Behavior & Training
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Izadore (Izzie)

Whenever there is a sudden change in behavior, we always recommend at least a call to your vet for their advice. Without a second by second accounting of your hubby's life since Emma started this, it's difficult to guess what could have set her off. It could even be a change in aftershave,if he's spending time someplace where he's bringing home to scent of another cat, or if he's recently begun discipling her for something. She could also have developed a physical sensitivity to wherever he's petting her. That's why you need to check with her vet, to make sure she hasn't been injured or have other health issues. If she's content just to be close to him without being touched, advise him to NOT touch her. When he wants to get up, just have him move and tell her calmly to "get down" without pushing her off or otherwise touching her. If she checks out at the vet's, then your husband will just have to take this "hands-off" approach until her mood swings back to wanting to be petted again.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 11/15/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer