10 scents that hate cats
Cats are the animal representation of cleanliness. These rules, natural and cream in them, apply not only to your personal hygiene, but also to your environment and everything that has to do with it. Such is the case of smells, an interesting topic within the feline world.
Due to evolutionary processes cats have their respective olfactory preferences. Just as there are smells that they love, there are other scents that simply can not stand. Whether it is foods that can not be digested, strong natural odors or potentially dangerous chemicals, a cat will avoid certain odors and will run away from them.
In this new article we have investigated 10 scents that hate cats. What other smells does your cat hate? Leave us your recommendation at the end of the article.
Let’s understand the felines
First you have to know that cats have a sense of smell that is fourteen times stronger than that of a human being. This is because, although it does not seem physically, the nasal organ of every cat is much larger than that of a person. The olfactory system of a cat is distributed over most of the head, which internally ends up being a nose.
Remember also that cats, in this case, are like people. There are typical smells that most hate, but even so, everyone retains their individuality. Some odors may displease some cats more than others, however, the following list is based on a large number of cats. Your cat, without a doubt, could have a special sense of smell.
1- Citrus odors
Cats are not fanatical about limes, oranges, lemons and similar smells. In fact, there are cat repellents that contain essences like these. If, for example, you are trying to prevent your cat from entering the garden and eating all the flowers, you can sprinkle some orange oil or sprinkle some peels of these fruits. They also do not appreciate much the flavor, so, it is very possible that they stay away from the area where they see that there is a lot of these elements.
Although they are very rich in flavor and potassium, cats do not consider themselves friends of this fruit. Rub (outside) a banana peel on the couch or leave it for a day, if you want to prevent your cat from taking a nap and leaving its hairs in that part of the house.
3 – Dirty sandboxes
Who likes to enter a bathroom with a bad smell? The same happens with cats when their litter box is dirty, for no reason, they will want to approach it. A dirty litter box could lead your cat to get angry with you and in a scolding way make your own sandbox on an expensive carpet, in the pot of some exotic plant and even in clothes that have fallen on the floor.
4 – Pine
Although there are natural sands that are made with this type of material (in order to do it, in all senses, more pleasant for the cat) we can not abuse the intensity of the smell, and that leads the feline to have an opposite effect, to the point of hating and rejecting the sand. By rotating the scents of the sands and making them more neutral, you will get your cat not saturated with them.
5- Fish in poor condition
In this, cats also resemble human beings. One thing is that we love fish and another very different is that we like the smell of fish in poor condition. Well the same thing happens to cats, they hate everything that is out of date. We recommend that you never try to give your cat a past fish, one will not eat it and two if you force it, it will surely make you sick or you could even intoxicate it.
6 – Pepper
Cats do not appreciate food odors that are spicy or overly spicy such as pepper, mustard and even curry. Their smell perceives them as if they were toxic.
7 – Soaps and deodorants
Strong odors and chemicals are rejected by cats. Beware of the soaps and cleaning products that you are going to choose, both for the house and for cleaning your sandbox and your bowl of food. Ah! and even for your personal hygiene. Remember that odors attract or repel felines.
8 – Some plants
Cats love most flowers and plants, but some simply are not their favorites. Lavender, geranium, thyme, lemon are some of the plants that are on your blacklist. Gardeners always complain about cats because they invade the gardens and make a mess. We recommend placing a couple of lavender or thyme plants to prevent the natural disaster from being massive. There are also a large number of toxic plants for cats, it is very convenient to avoid them, although many of them avoid them instinctively.
9 – Eucalyptus
Most cats are averse to the odors of some plants because they find it toxic, a typical case is the rejection by the eucalyptus, since their essential oils can be harmful to the animal and he knows it. Nature is wise.
10 – Other cats
This rejection is the most interesting of all. Cats do not bother the smell of other cat friends or cats with which they already have a regular dynamics. However, the smell of a new cat in the home could put your nerves on edge, remember that cats are very territorial animals. We human beings connect with other individuals by other ways, cats connect many times through smell.
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