My Cat Thinks I'm Cheating on Him

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Cats are funny. Their sense of smell is just amazing. The other day, I stopped to see some friends and their cats immediately came running up to me. They smelled me up and down and I don't think there was an inch left undiscovered. (As a vet I must smell really good!)

Then two of them sat on my lap and purred... and purred... and purred. I left with my own sort of "hairball" happening. I brushed myself off but boy did the clinic cats know I was somewhere that I should not have been (in their opinion).

One cat came over to me and hissed. Another smelled me all over then walked away and just ignored me. It was as if they were thinking I was out "cheating" on them. Seriously.

Has your cat ever done this to you? What does your cat do when you come home smelling like other cats? If you are around another cat, what does your cat do when you get home? Take our poll

If you are thinking about introducing a new cat into your home, we have a good article about the best way to introduce a new cat. There is a good way to do it and that does not include just tossing the new cat in with your cat. Here's a good article. Go to: Introducing Your New Cat to Your Household

There is also a right way and a wrong way to introduce your new significant other to your cat. Go to: 7 Tips to Get Your Cat to Like Your Boyfriend

Here is one last article you may like - The Cat Chose Me ... So Now What Do I Do?

This happens to cat lovers all the time.

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.