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Is it bad to swat a cat on the nose slightly hard?

please tell me. Its discipline for my cat, or am I too mean? :( i love my cat still.

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You do NOT hit animals, that's borderline abuse. Do you really think your cat understands that its being "disciplined"? If hitting you cat is the only way you can think of to stop it from doing something, it would be far far kinder to this cat that you claim to "love"(but abuse) to find it another home. No, you're not too mean-how can you think hitting a loving animal a fraction of your size is mean? Its abusive and cruel!

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wha-what? I said I was swatting him slightly hard on the nose, NOT hitting him. I LOVE MY CAT!!
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and thats NOT abuse, i only do it like once a month when he's mean to me
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No, but if you're having to do this often, it's not such an effective way to get your message across. Depending on what your cat is doing, there are other ways - spritzing with water in the face or picking the cat up and moving him/her are good.

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ok. the weird thing is, is that he LIKEs getting misted with water. its so weird!
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Yes, it is a little weird. So, you'll have to figure out a different way to discipline kitty-cat. When it's something one of my cats is doing right next to me, I'll blow a puff of air right in his/her face. It's startling and unexpected. Something I've done with dogs is use a shaker can - wash out a tin can, put some pennies in it, tape the lid on and shake it whenever your cat does something he/she shouldn't. If this works, make one for every room in your house so there's always one handy.
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oh yeah that would probably work!
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If you swat your cat or rub its nose you create fear in the cat. Cats should not be physically punished or yelled at. It teaches them nothing apart from being fearful to you.

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No! My cat can be evil sometimes, I spray him with a water sprayer!!! :D

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my cat LIKES water being sprayed , its like a spa to him
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it is mean

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Poor cat :(

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he dosent get injured, he just walks away. i still love my cat people!
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well.mabye if it does somethin bad tap it on the back and say no.but never swat it in the face!its a living creature!

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no its more like on his nose, like a tap
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Yes, it is bad. Don't do it because it's cruel.

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I don't use a fly swatter
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yes, it is mean. I've trained my cat not to do tings by simply strictly saying "no!" and putting them in their crate for a little while. But of course, I end up letting them out since they end up meowing until i do. :)

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well its impossible to train my cat. he's really tough. he bites me, this is why I tap him on the nose!
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The best and effective way to discipline a cat is through water boarding.

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I think it's bad, but I understand why you do it. Maybe you could find something else to do to discipline he/she. That's kinda like some chick kicking a dude in the balls because he was looking at magazine with a chick on a motorcycle who is dressed slutty. :p

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Nice analogy! : )
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Haha! why, thank you!
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