Stroking cats for too long can stress them out

A new study has revealed that being held or stroked for too long can be very stressful for some cats.

ANI| Updated: Oct 05, 2014, 15:46 PM IST
Stroking cats for too long can stress them out

London: A new study has revealed that being held or stroked for too long can be very stressful for some cats.

According to Cats Protection's survey, more than half of cat owners are -unaware of the stress being mollycoddled can give their pet, the Daily Express reported.

Cats Protection behaviour manager Nicky Trevorrow, said that space and peace is often what cats need. They are not small furry humans, so what would comfort us will not -necessarily comfort them. Owners love their -animals and want them to be happy but our research has highlighted a lack of -understanding.

The survey also showed that owners still have a lot to learn about them, as 55 per cent did not realize living with -another cat or dog can be stress ful.