How do I get my cat to stop hissing at my friend?

  • Hey fellow cat lovers - I could use some advice. My cat hardly ever hisses, but he has suddenly started hissing at one of my close friends. My cat is very familiar with this friend - my friend has taken care of him in the past, gives him treats every time he comes over. In the past, my cat appeared to be very comfortable around him.
    The first time he hissed, it was when he was being picked up. But more recently, it was as my friend was approaching.
    Any ideas? I don't want this to become a habit. Is it crazy to think it has something to do with my friend's recent moustache?

  • Hey! I'm a registered cat behaviorist. Cats are sensitive to smells. Has your friend started wearing a new cologne, adopted a new pet, or started a job where he is exposed to chemicals or smelly food? Or maybe they've been handling another cat or animal at some point?

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