What to do with 2 Fighting cats?

What to do with 2 Fighting cats?

You don’t want to get in the middle of two fighting cats, so try to distract them instead, with a loud noise or sudden movement to break their concentration on their fight. Don’t punish your cat. Never punish your cat for aggressive behavior toward another cat. Punishment can make fearful or aggressive behaviors worse.

Why would 2 cats start fighting?

This might happen if two cats are sleeping peacefully next to each other, then hear a loud noise. Both cats get scared, jump, and puff up into defensive postures. They see each other puffed up and fear the other is attacking. This could lead to unease and fighting until they figure out they’re still friends.

Can two cats get along after a fight?

If you have more than one cat it can be very distressing when your cats fight, but it’s not that unusual for them to fall out from time to time. Pet cats have evolved from a largely independent species that likes to be alone so they’re unlikely to live together in perfect harmony all the time.

What to do if two cats are fighting outside?

If cats in your colony are still fighting after being spayed or neutered, provide multiple food and water bowls and outdoor shelters for them to use. Providing options for places to eat, sleep, or hide will make the cats less likely to duke it out over limited resources.

Why is my cat suddenly attacking my other cats?

There are many possible reasons why your cat might be attacking your other cat including lack of space, social maturity, a medical issue, or environmental changes. Fortunately, solutions can usually be found that allow the cats to continue to live together and to overcome their aggression.

Why is my cat suddenly fighting with other cats?

Some of the underlying non-medical causes for aggression between cats in the same household include fear, lack of socialisation, inappropriate introduction of a new cat, overcrowding (i.e. not enough vertical or horizontal space, too few resources etc), redirected aggression, play and predation.

Should I let my cats fight it out?

Never let the cats “fight it out.” Cats don’t resolve their issues through fighting, and the fighting usually just gets worse. Interrupt aggression with a loud clap of your hands or spray from a water gun. Neuter the cats. Intact males are particularly prone to aggressive behavior.

Why is my cat attacking my other cat all of a sudden?

Should I intervene when my cats fight?

If cats that normally play fight have a more ‘aggressive episode’, owners should never directly intervene – this may escalate the cat’s anxiety and lead to increased aggression between the two cats or even towards the owner.