Why do cats fight is a question often asked by cat owners. Sometimes it is in play while other times they mean business! This article tries to explain why cats fight.
We pet owners love our pets equally, and it breaks our heart to see them hurt one another. Did you know that discord is more readily apparent among cats than with dogs? As an owner of three beautiful cats, I sought to understand and prevent this from happening, and I hope that sharing what I know can be of help to fellow cat owners.
Cat owners must remember that our pets are natural hunters, so aggressiveness is part of their nature. Though domesticated breeds have no need to hunt for food, expect aggression to still be evident in their behavior. It also doesn’t help that they were born with tools for violence: claws and needle-sharp teeth.
Cats are also very territorial. They seek to assert their ownership of any property and consistently protect it from intruders. This helps explain their unfriendly and unwelcoming behavior towards other cats.
Another contributing factor to feline aggression is lack of socialization during their “kittenhood”. If a cat was not exposed to other cats while it was still a kitten, it is very likely to display aggressive behavior over the years.
Below are some things that you may have observed in your cat. These behaviors may trigger fights among your pet and other felines.
Now that we have understood the usual reasons for the violent behavior observed among our household cats, we should do our part to promote a peaceful co-existence among felines. As a responsible cat owner, it is up to you to address the kitty fights that can be very dangerous at times. The following suggestions may be of help:
Feel free to know more about cats or any other pet for that matter. On the internet you will undoubtedly come across informative website which tell you about the proper way to manage your pets. Understanding the nature of your pets is the key to controlling their unwanted behavior. With knowledge, patience and unconditional love, we can make our pets’ lives more peaceful and enjoyable.
About the Author
Iris is a retired veterinary assistant. She has five cats, two dogs, and a parrot who speaks fluent Cantonese. She spends her spare time writing for the Bannock Animal Medical Center.
The Cat Health Guide: Cat Aggressive Behavior – [http://www.cat-health-guide.org/cataggressivebehavior.html]
The Cat Health Guide: Male Cat Behavior – [http://www.cat-health-guide.org/malecatbehavior.html#aggression]
The Cat Health Guide: Cat Mating Behavior – [http://www.cat-health-guide.org/catmatingbehavior.html]
APSCA: Aggression Between Cats in Your Household – [http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/cat-articles/aggression-between-cats-in-your-household]
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Ross is a UK Siamese & Oriental Cat Breeder breeding and showing his cats and kittens under the prefix Burnthwaites . He is the author of various cat related websites and blogs including 'Siamese Cat Breeder'.When not showing his cats he can often be found stewarding or judging at cat shows.He works as a Web Developer and specialises in small business websites and content marketing. He is also a blogger, amateur photographer and videographer and last but certainly not least husband and father.