10 Sad Signs Your Pet Actually Hates You!


Last Updated on March 23, 2020

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Having a pet is a milestone in some people’s lives, and who can blame them? After all, there are a million good reasons to bring a furry friend into one’s lives – pets are our best friends, they provide us with company and warmth.

Studies have even shown that having a pet in our lives can help us deal with stress and serious mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.

But even though you might be pleased with your pet’s behavior, sometimes that might not be mutual. And how do you know that? We leave you with 10 signs that show you your pet might not be satisfied with you. Or, to put it bluntly, the pet hates you!

1. They’re peeing all over the place

There are many reasons that can explain why your dog or cat are peeing on things, and it doesn’t automatically mean that they hate you – sometimes, you might have forgotten to clean your cat’s litter box, or you’re probably not walking your dog as much as you should.

However, this can also be their way of showing you that they are not happy about something. For cats, peeing in inappropriate places is their way to show they are upset, and they do so by marking their territory – this behavior is called displaced aggression.

Dogs, on the other hand, will pee indoors because they are suffering from anxiety or because they are lacking physical exercise.

2. They’re chewing on your stuff

Dogs love to chew on things, and that is no surprise to anyone. But you have trained your dog since they were a puppy not to chew on your personal belongings, and still one day you come home to find your dog chewing on your shoes, and you don’t understand why they are behaving like that.

Well, the answer is simple – dogs are sensitive creatures, and they will behave inappropriately as a way to get your attention, because they feel afraid of something, or because they feel separation anxiety.