Top reasons people don’t like cats

“I’m more of a dog person”. Ok, John. But why?

Cats have been around since Ancient Egypt worshipped them, elevated them to a royal, nay, god-like status – a status enough for them to worshipped. And yet, there’s people like John who, for reasons, do not like cats.

The idea of not liking cats might sound inconceivable to people who are cat parents or are general animal lovers. Given cats’ are not the usual pets fawning over humans like dogs do. Their cute face, beany pawn, adorable whiskers, inexplicable actions are both attractive as pets and hated upon. Cat behaviour is strikingly different from other pets. Even when a human shelters a cat, picks up their litter, feeds them, gives them belly rubs, head scratches and possibly doing everything to make the cat happy, it isn’t very appreciative of the humans’ efforts. Cats are however excellent hunters, sharp, survivalist and occasionally warm and cuddly.

Here are top reasons why cats aren’t liked sometimes.

Prone to giving allergies

Cats can trigger allergies. Reasons why people do not like cats is because their allergies get triggered by cat hair and fur. Understandable.

Amicable only when they want to

Your pet cat might be wanting cuddles and chin rubs one moment and hissing a you the next. Cats can be amicable and cuddle when they want to be and the oscillation of emotions might not sit well with people.

Might not be a social animal

A pet cat might not like a gathering of people under the roof they are in. Cats are skeptical of people in the first place and might not be the most amicable of pets.

You have to earn a cat’s trust

Unlike dogs who use their emotions for you to completely trust you, cats are opposite. Cats need to trust your fully before beginning to show their emptions to you. Sounds like a lot of work.

Cats can leave dirty mess

Cats often bring in preys to their owner to show off their hunting skills. Leaving a trail of bird remains do not agree well with people.

Can go beyond their training just because they want to

Cats’ territory lies beyond the confines of their home, which can mean defecating in front of your neighbor’s house. Even with litter training, cats can show anger and aggression and stink up the house with urine and vomit on your most precious rug.

Biting and scratching they do a lot

Outstretched paws when they are petted too much often leave your arms covered in claw marks. They do not mean to harm you but if they have been given hands to bite when they are kittens they might think your hand is a plaything. No one likes their hands clawed and hereby comes the dislike.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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