Aggression among Cats

The ears adopt a low position, there is hissing, excessive meowing, raised hair, and threats. One can observe two types of aggression among cats:

  1. Passive: this type of aggression is encountered with cats that know each other. The victim has a tendency to hide. One can observe eye fixation, head and tail lowered, raised hair on the tail, and low-intensity growling.
  2. Active: is encountered with cats that are not familiar with each other. There is hissing, raised hair, threats and bites.

Aggression among cats is encountered when a new cat is introduced in the house, even when the cats have known each other since they were kittens. Or again, one of the cats has reached social maturity.

When a problem situation is difficult to keep under control, the cats must be separated when the owner cannot watch them. The aggressor is confined, an the victim has free access to the house. They will only remain together when the owner is present. He can place the collar around the neck of the aggressor. Aggressions are stopped with the citronella spray used at the exact moment when aggression occurs, and the aggressor can then be confined.

Gradually reintroduce them by feeding them together, in a cage or on a leash at first. Slowly decrease the distance between the two cats. Try rubbing each cat with a towel, then switching cat towels each time they need to be wiped. This way, you are impreg nating the cats with each other’s scent. Reward calm behavior.

The Sucking Reflex in Cats: This oral behavior is associated with “hair sucking”, and wool chewing, “eating plants, and attacking people’s ankles. This behavior is encountered in anxious cats placed in a stressful milieu. Certain authors associate his behavior to kittens weaned young, and whose reflex to suck has not been satisfied. The problem crops up at puberty and extends to maturity.

The idea is to remove objects which stimulate this behavior, change milieu, or eliminate the behavior by using spray commander®. For example, you see that you cat is getting ready to suck. Use the spray to distract him, then ignore him for a few minutes. Observe your cat, and as soon as he tries it again, use the spray once more. It is up to you and your family to educate the cat.

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