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Some older cats will feel the need to test you. They will bite, and even attack your hand to see how well you trust them. DON'T PANIC! If the cat is not drawing blood, they may be testing you. Try to leave your hand in place until the cat withdraws, then slowly pull your hand back. If a cat's ears are laid back, they hiss or growl, then the cat is angry or afraid and you should slowly back away. Jerking your hand back will seem like an attack to the cat.