Some cats show aggression at times when it might seem unwarranted to you but you must remember that it doesn’t seem that way to kitty. When you see your cat with his ears flatten backwards, snarling with the sharp teeth exposed as he has his mouth wide open, and the eyes dilated your cat is exhibiting aggressive behavior.
Learning and understand the different aggressions in your cat has will help in combating the problem.
Aggression sometimes will be very noticeable with out knowing what happened for your cat to have this type of aggression. Some of the warning signs are eyes wide-open, dilated pupil, flattened ears, tail lashing, or brisk tail, growling ,snarling, hissing ,or even spitting.
Unable to escape is one of the aggressions that a cat may have. They will be frightened and their response mechanism will go off. Most cats will find and escape route, but sometimes there is none and a cat will be have been triggered to have this type of aggression.
Sudden movements, sounds, imaginary threats, are some of the ways that fear aggression a cat will have. Timid cats can be big aggressors as the fear is real for them even if the threat is not real. Experiences with fear will also play in with the fear. Fear aggression is a natural reaction for a cat especially physical punishment, which is a big threat to a cat. That is the most fearful thing a cat will react with real aggression. In addition, your cat will not want to have nothing to do with you. Physical punishment on your cat or any cat should never take place.
When you see that aggression is starting you can start to pet the cat immediately to let him know that he has nothing to fear. Petting a cat helps to relax a cat and relaxes you.
Pain for a cat will lead to aggression. This is also a sign that you need to be watching if you feel that the aggression is not one that you can see or point out. Taking the cat to the vet and have the cat exam will help knowing if the cat is really in pain. Getting treatment for the pain will help you and the cat.
Cats can be sensitive to petting.
A cat’s skin is sensitive so over petting or hard petting can be painful for your cat. Some cats will become fell threaten or over stimulated with petting. Some of this fear can come from past socializing with people.
When the cat starts with the aggressions, start with speaking soft and gentle to the cat, this will help with the fear of the cat under control. If the cat has a hold of you with the teeth, gentle stroke the tips of this paws and then the toenails until he releases. Never try to open the paws, as this will cause pain to the cat. Not staying calm at this point will only lead your cat to fear you more with the sudden movements and loud noise. Do not pull away quickly after the attack; continue with the activity with the cat so that he will know that you are not there to hurt him.
If the aggression is on a male cat, neutering could be an option to have done. Neutering will also help with catfights and injuries with your cat. You should contact your veterinarian for more information on getting your cat neutered.
Behavior problems can be an underlying stress causing the aggression, such as towards people. Stress can be caused by a cats change in the environment. Baby in the home, visitors that come to visit and stay in the home. A new pet, a dog can really become stressful for a cat.
There is medication, experts with cat aggressions, that can help with the aggression of the cat if it is serious. Do not wait if you are unable to control the aggression. Contact an expert for ways of dealing with the aggression.
Training your cat for aggression will take a lot of patience and training in other areas of the cat life for both of you and your cat to have a great relationship.
Always make time for your cat with actives and relaxing. Relaxing with the cat is a great way for the both of you to spend time. Caring for your cat and treating the proper behaviors when they start will help with aggression that your cat may experience.