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6 types of smells that cats despise and avoid. Beware not to expose them to these!

6 types of smells that cats despise and avoid. Beware not to expose them to these!

6 types of smells that cats despise and avoid. Beware not to expose them to these!

Cats are incredibly sensitive animals, with an excellent sense of smell that can distinguish many odors that humans can't perceive. Among these odors, there are some that cats really dislike and avoid at all costs. Here they are:

1. Citrus Scent
Cats generally do not like the smell of citrus, possibly because the compound limonene found in citrus fruits can be toxic to them. While most cats will not suffer severe harm from consuming citrus fruits, the presence of limonene can cause mild irritation and discomfort to them. Therefore, if your cat shows discomfort with thes mell of citrus, it is best to avoid placing citrus fruits such as oranges near them or allowing them to eat oranges.
cats dislike orange smell
2. Tea Tree Oil Scent
While the smell of tea tree oil may be a refreshing fragrance for humans, cats find it repugnant and it can even cause rapid breathing and dermatitis. So, be careful when spraying cleaning or aromatic products that contain tea tree oil at home to avoid impacting your cat's health.
Cats Dislike Tea Tree Oil Scent
3. Vinegar Scent
Although vinegar can be used as a cleaning agent to remove the smell of soil bacteria and purify the air, it's an extremely nauseating odor for cats. Thus, avoid it during cleaning to prevent negatively affecting your cat.
4. Alcohol Scent
Cats have a sensitive sense of smell to alcohol, making the smell extremely stimulating. It can cause symptoms such as vomiting and abnormal behavior.
5. Chili Pepper Scent
Cats dislike the smell of chili peppers. Capsaicin in peppers stimulates a cat's taste and smell, causing discomfort and unease. So, when you're cooking and have just chopped peppers, be sure not to touch your cat!
6. Smelly Litter Box
Cats really detest the smell of a stinky litter box. Cats are very clean, and the litter box is their dedicated place for relieving themselves. If the litter box isn't cleaned in time, it will produce a strong ammonia smell, affecting a cat's appetite and mood, and even leading to feces accumulation, causing constipation or disease.
litter box
Owners should regularly clean the litter box, reducing the generation of ammonia and smell. If your cat's poop smells too bad, first check if your cat is sick, then consider if it's the diet. Ideally, switch to a lighter, less greasy cat food, letting your cat's digestive system become more stable and avoiding digestive issues and foul smell.

Here are a few smells that cats love:
1. Catnip
For many cats, catnip is a strong stimulant, akin to their "excitant." Cats are extremely sensitive to the smell of catnip and can trigger their high excitement and desire to play. Providing a moderate amount of catnip is beneficial, as it can enhance their activity and exercise, and is also a way of showing care and attention. Potaroma Catnip Balls are recommended. They have four different flavors that conspire to arouse your cat's interest to lick and play.

2. Meat Scent:
Cats also love the smell of meat, especially fresh meat. However, it's not advisable to let them eat too much raw meat, which might carry bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other pathogens that pose a threat to their health. You can choose additive-free freeze-dried meat snacks for your cats. Not only can it satisfy their carnivorous nature, but it also supplements protein. Your cat will be happier munching on it!
chicken meat
What other smells does your cat dislike?

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  • Hi you did great with the flapping duckling. However my cats only played with it for a couple of days. I tried spraying it with catnip spray to increase their interest with no luck. Any suggestions?

    Margaret Poole on

  • Can you tell me where Potaroma are made? You have a great variety of “fun stuff.”

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