5 Reasons Why Do Cats Hiss

Defensive Behavior

When scared, cats hiss to warn and keep away threats. It defensive it's communication, showing readiness to protect themselves.

Protecting Territory

Hissing in cats signifies territorial defense, setting boundaries and asserting dominance when intruders encroach upon their territory.

Pain or Discomfort

When in pain or discomfort, a hissing of cat defensively expresses distress, deterring touch and preventing  to the additional harm.

Stress or Anxiety

Hissing in cats signifies stress or anxieties caused  due to environmental changes and, unfamiliar beings, or disruptive factors,

Defensive Mothering

Mother cats may hiss to protect their kittens from potential threats. Hiss as a warning to others to stay away and helps ensure the safety of the vulnerable offspring.