I've stopped letting them both out on the balcony because the agile one jumps straight for the railing and gives me a heart attack each time he pretends to be walking a tight rope 9th floor. He's not aggressive, just timid. Moreover, I do not have any control on preventing other cats from coming near my house as I have an open driveway. My 13-year-old cat has no pain, she even lets me massage her paws, so I thought that could be the desired result for my 2-year-old kitty. A calm, growling cat is less likely to flee than a puffy, hissing cat, which is often just trying to escape. We also take her up to our cottage at the beach and on other trips which she loves.
Understanding Cat Body Language Understanding what cats are communicating through their body language is essential for cat parents. Our vet wanted to to wait on prescribing medication for him and instead suggested that we try enriching his environment and consider getting him a playmate. She tore up my furniture, clothes, and carpet. Is there anything else I can do to help my girls get along? Cats with aggression problems should always be examined for underlying medical problems, especially painful diseases such as arthritis, dental pain and abscesses from fighting. Our two 4 year old cats currently dislike each other after a tiff. Mind you, 99 percent of the time, you have never seen a more loving friendly cat who would just take any torture my little ones would put on him without so much as a hiss.
In addition to the incident, she may have been confused by you pushing her away when she tried to nuzzle you. I laid down and went back to sleep and when I woke up half the food was gone and she was laying right next to me when I woke up and started rubbing up against me,letting me pet her like she do every morning. I've been in tears cause this isn't my cat at all and don't like him being like this. Always supervise the dog and cat together. My advice is to have the front claws removed and don't look back.
Sometimes though she stays in our bed always around my head purring always when touched. So I started holding the door open about an inch. You might try googling hissing issues with cats and see what you get. An offensively aggressive cat tries to make himself look bigger and more intimidating, whereas a defensively aggressive cat adopts a self-protective posture and tries to make himself look smaller. Your little guy is scared because he thinks the new comer is going to steal all the toys, food, sleeping spots and most importantly all the attention from them. The first episode was in the beginning of April — he was perched by the window looking out. Which made her bleed severely for two hours while I was at work he would not let her leave the couch.
I tried to be calm and offered him his favorite treats without changing the tone of my voice. As for declawing, you will be hard pressed to find any vets who will do that. But, after just a few days he settled down. If there is any sign of hostility, separate the cats and allow a little more time for normal scent to be established. I would consider bringing in a cat behaviorist at this point. Give your cats some space, they are stressed and need some time to cool off. If you are introducing a new animal into the house, never leave them alone to start with.
Any contact with the saliva of some animal? We have a cat already and she was curious about the new cat. Since I got my cats it adds at least 20 minutes onto my morning routine. I really never saw totally calm kitties. I dont know why she had the random hissing this morning. My cat sent me to the hospital.
Feral cat by: Steph We have a 21 year old indoor cat and a feral cat that adopted us during severe winter weather 5 years ago. He never uses his claws but I have never seen a cat respond to frustration like that. Once she seen the puppy doing the tricks she refused to do them anymore. Alternately, toss a toy into the room before you walk in to distract her before she can get ready to attack. I would just like to say one thing. But this time was different he actually urinated and defecated where he was and as I went to go pick him up he became very aggressive very angry and basically attacked me.
So, I seperated them, for a day or so. Any advice or encouragement is greatly appreciated. Is Shia seeing stimuli out of the window and could it be he's re-directing? Came home and, well, he seems completely normal. A good way to understand why your cat is aggressive is to think about the function or purpose of the aggression. However, the other day, I let the other cat out for a while, the agile cat was sleeping and didn't notice. I have not had any experience with declawing changing the personality of the cat except if it is done after a year or so. Between Cats The most obvious and easily understood type of aggression between cats occurs between unneutered males.
You may also want to work with a feline behaviorist. Have you tried Feliway plug-ins for a start? I think Jackson Galaxy has a section on his website. Hope it's not a physical injury, poor boy! He was hissing and snarling again at me and acted like he was going to attack again. The degree to which individual cats learn to inhibit their rough play varies, and those who were orphaned or weaned early might never have learned to temper their play behavior. She didn't like the change and she really didn't like the intruder. Then they were friends again, till the cat came back I have talked to the owner about this situation. I left after a few minutes, but after this incident he started spraying around the house and using his litter box less and less.
My 13 year old and I were stretching on the floor, our cat came up and nuzzled playfully then came back a minute later and attacked my child out of the blue. You can try Feliway, or feeding your cat tid bits of high value food every time the other cat is around. I still do not want to re-home either of them. I had a cat that used to hiss at me when she was scared about. As you can probably tell, I am reaching the limit of what I can handle.