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I Hate My Cat, What Should I Do?

Although cats are still the second most popular pet in North America and Europe, there are a number of people who have problems with their pet cat and many people actually end up hating their cat and having issues with stress, anxiety, and are generally miserable due to owning a cat.

We often see people reaching out and saying that the hate their cat and asking for advice on what to do.

Due to seeing so many people reaching out every month saying that they hate their cat and asking for advice on want they should do, we wanted to publish our own article going over the topic.

Our hope is that we will hopefully be able to help you build up a strong bond with your cat using some simple techniques and if that fails, help you pass your cat on to a new owner or cat sanctuary with ease.

We have split the article into three sections and our table of contents below should be able to help you better navigate the article to skip directly to specific sections with ease.

If you do feel as though you hate your cat then you should probably be looking to at least skim over the full article though as we have some quality information that you may find helpful.

My Cat Is Making Me Miserable!

There are a number of reasons that your cat may make you miserable ranging from your cat pestering for attention to it randomly knocking things over for no reason to not using its kitty litter tray.

Although these may sound like minor things, people live busy lives that are often full of stress and anxiety while at work and the last thing that they need is more stress or anxiety once they get home.

Another common problem that may result in your cat making you miserable and you starting to hate it is if your cat was not properly socialized as a kitten.

Cats are generally independent anyway but they can become aggressive to people who they perceive as being in their territory even if what they perceive as their territory in your home.

Having multiple cats can compound the additional stress and anxiety that is added to your life by your cats and make you hate them even more.

This can be made even worse if getting cats was not your idea to start with and we often see people say that it was their partner that wanted cats and then during the breakup, they ended up being left with cats that they didn’t even want in the first place.

What Should I Do If I Can’t Stand My Cat Anymore?

You should always try bonding with your cat if you realize that you are starting to hate it and that you are struggling to put up with your cat anymore.

This often takes less time than most people initially think but can totally change the dynamic of the relationship that you have with your cat.

We would highly recommend that you read the book How To Speak Cat if possible too as it offers some quick and easy tips to allow you to interpret the behaviors of your pet cat.

We have lost count of the number of people who we have seen say that the book single-handedly managed to save their relationship with their cat by helping them understand how their cat was trying to communicate with them.

Another great book that you could read is The Secret Language Of Cats that has an excellent reputation amongst cat owners for helping them improve their relationship with their pet cat.

There is a large amount of crossover between the two books though and we would usually recommend that our readers go with How To Speak Cat over The Secret Language Of Cats if possible due to it being easier to read and cheaper while offering very similar information.

I Hate My Cat And Want to Get Rid of It!

We know that cats don’t fit into everyone’s lifestyle and many people end up having problems with their cat resulting in them having to get rid of it each year.

Thankfully, the majority of the time, they are able to give their cat to a friend or a shelter to ensure that the cat is safe and treat well after parting ways.

The majority of large towns and cities have a cat sanctuary these days with the majority of them often being willing to take a cat in for free.

Sometimes, they may require a small fee for taking your cat off your hands as many cat sanctuaries are charities and get minimal external funding.

In the age of social media, you will often find you can quickly and easily give your cat away for free if you really are having trouble with it though.

Multiple social media platforms allow you to quickly and easily make a post to let people know that they are able to take your cat for free to help you get rid of it as quickly as possible.


That brings our article going over what to do if you hate your cat to an end. We hope that we have been able to help as many of our readers as possible and that you were either able to work on bonding with your pet cat and keep it or safely rehome it with ease. Don’t feel bad for having to part ways with your cat, this is far more common than most people realise and happens on a regular basis.