What Smells Do Cats Hate?

Anne Morgan

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Most of the smells that cats hate are associated with danger or trauma in some way. It’s time to find out what kind of smells cats hate, and some of them may surprise you!

Citrus Fruits

If a cat ingests citrus fruits, this may cause them serious health problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, skin problems, and depression.

Essential Oils

By using essential oils in your environment, there is a potential risk of putting your feline friend in danger because inhaling these oils can cause respiratory issues in cats.

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Pine is a beautiful scent, especially during the winter. However, it’s not pleasant for everyone; our feline friends hate the pine scent and they will do their very best to avoid it.

Another common fragrance that cats hate is lavender! According to the ASPCA, lavender is also toxic for cats, which is why they usually avoid it.

Most cats hate the smell of eucalyptus, which may surprise you, but it’s true. So, if you’re a cat parent, don’t be surprised if you notice that your cat behaves strangely near a eucalyptus.

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Dirty Litter Box

If your cat’s litter box is dirty and producing unpleasant odors, then don’t be surprised if your cat decides to “make a mess” outside of the litter box.

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Household Cleaners

Make the artichoke. Prepare a large pot with an inch of water. Add garlic and bay leaf. Cut off and discard the top 1/2 inch and bottom 2 inches of the artichokes. Place in pot and cook for 20 min.

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Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds are very toxic for cats so you should be careful that your feline doesn’t accidentally ingest them.

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Most of these smells may cause them issues such as vomiting, skin issues, diarrhea etc. after prolonged contact or ingestion. Therefore, if you’re using some of these things, make sure that you avoid using them near the cat and that the cat doesn’t ingest any of it.

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