How to deal with an aggressive cat


It is true that cats are very social, and lovely animals to have as a pet, however, cats can be aggressive too. It is really common problem, but it can be a scary and uncomfortable experience. There are several signs that you can know through of you cat is angry or being aggressive as: hissing, growling, flicking its tail, Ears flat against the head, and arched back. It is important to understand why your cat is aggressive and try to solve the problem.

Here are some steps that can help you deal with an aggressive cat:

  1. It is acceptable if you make a loud noise that may make your cat stops the aggressive behavior. This step might be helpful, because cats can also be afraid of noises. However, try not to yell to the cat while it is trapped, because this can make it get more aggressive.
  • If the cat is acting aggressively, you can hold the cat by the scruff if it is necessary. Holding a cat by its scruff will help you to control over the cat, subsequently the aggressiveness will come down.
  • Petting a cat while being aggressive is a bad step because it might scratch or bite you.
  • Try not to make eye contact with an aggressive cat. Eye contact in this situation can make it even worse because cats deal with eye contact as a sign of aggression.
  • Try to ignore the aggressive cat. Sometimes an aggressive cat can return normal if it takes its space and time, so the cat does not feel cornered.
  • It is important to spend time every day with your cat, so it will always get rid of the negative energy. It is advisable to play with your cat 2-3 times a day for 10-15 minutes at a time.
  • If an aggressive cat responded for you attempts of calming it down, then you should reward it for its calming behavior. With this step, the cat will find the connection between calm behaviors and the treats, so it will behave in a calm way in order to get the treat.

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