Tips for handling the cat’s aggressive behaviour

November 12, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior

If you had selected a cat as your pet, it is a great choice as the cats are very cute and lovable. The cats are very easy to care for. At times the cat may be very aggressive and in the process they may hurt the other pets and even the pet owners. The cats are very good companion for the children as well as adults in the house and they are very good source of joy and cheerfulness. The cats are one of the best stress reliever and offer good company to the elderly people in the house. The cats are being treated as just another family member in most of the houses. So if the cat in your house is aggressive, do not worry, it can be tamed. Let us discuss about it here.

The aggressive behaviour in cat is not as damaging as that of the dogs. Cats in general show aggression only during the mating and hunting. The cat’s aggression at the most will result in damaged furniture. There is definitely an underlying cause for the cat’s aggression. The causes may be mistreatment or abuse, illness or injury, inadequate handling, old age, diet, threatening scenario, boredom, stressful environment, temperament, lack of exercise etc.

But one has to have a lot of patience. Here are few tips for handling the aggressive cat and to prevent onset of aggressiveness. Prepare the cat to get accustomed to the handling. The cats should be tamed at very early stage. The kittens should be provided extra care at the time of food. The kittens needs to be patted on the head and talked with love and affection.

The cats should be discouraged to rough play as it will indulge in more scratching and biting. The nails should be clipped regularly. Make sure the cats are provided with toys as much as possible. The pet owner must spend quality time with the cat and the cat should let fell aloof. Make sure somebody is in the house always and this will make the cat feel secured. The cats will not turn aggressive, if there are other pets in the house. Let other pets be made familiar with the cat that is brought to home a new.

Let the cat not be punished for aggressive behaviour as it may worsen the condition. Let the cat be starved and be made to get food from the person to whom it showed its aggression. If the cat refuses to take food from that person, he or she may be accompanied by yet another family member with whom the cat is comfortable. In case you are getting a new cat to the house, take time in introducing the cat to the new environment, family members, other pets etc. Allow the cat to roam around the house to get familiar with. In case the cat is timid by nature, let the cat be in room for a week or so. One should understand that over coming the aggressiveness of the cat requires time and patience.

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