How to not stay angry at your pet?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ImaStarr:  Maybe your scent? That is really odd and a vet might have better advice. Is your stuff more available or is it in the same spots? 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ImaStarr:  Ugh, I’m sorry. It is hard having a sick pet, yet alone when the pet has a behavioural issue on top of it!

Whenever I’ve been angry at my dog (rare, but it does happen), the only thing that helps is snuggling with her. Take some deep breaths, remind yourself that they just don’t think the way we do, and that your pet loves you and relies on you, and then snuggle that kitty. It works for me.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

He’s a kitty. He seems to be seeking your scent, which may be a comfort thing.

 

Redirect. You’re upset about the messes, but you can’t really be angry at HIM, right? It’s really not his fault.

 

Smooch him.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ImaStarr:  perhaps it’s because he thinks of you as his person so when he’s feeling really sick he seeks your stuff out becZuse he wants to tell YOU he is feeling bad not your husband because of a stronger attachment. & I totally get where your coming from! 🙁 our kitty has bladder issues & a very sensitive bladder system. She gets bladder infections easily & will urinaTe blood / pee on our things. It’s an extremely frusTrATing thing. but we chose her to be in our lives forevEr so we just try our best with her. Big breaThs. xo 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@Baimee:  This. I always remember that my pets aren’t maliciously doing anything, and there’s always an underlying reason that I may not see at the time. 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ImaStarr:  My boss is a crazy cat lady and will probably have an answer to this. I will ask and tell you what I learned tomorrow 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Payless:  

LOL! Crazy cat lady. 

When I lose my temper at my cat, I usually pick her up and snuggle her right afterwards. I also tell her that I love her. She is very forgiving; purrs right away and puts her paw on my face. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@PositiveThinking: I am not even kidding, my boss is nuts lol 🙂 

Any cats we can’t hold at our rescue she takes home! We are talking dozens of cats and kittens….She is doing a great thing but cats cost money and she gives up everything for them. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ImaStarr:  Increased urination is actually a side effect of cortisone injections and a symptom of high blood sugar. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Payless:  

Yeah, that sounds like mental illness. Healthy people do not take in dozens of animals when they don’t even have enough money for themselves. 

I would have another cat, but my husband doesn’t want another one. I also do not wish to ruin my furniture. The vet workup would cost about $2,000 and we are trying to pay off debt right now. I am talking about all the vaccines, spay, declaw etc..

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