Cats Behaving Badly

Does Your Cat Have Issues?

Those who love cats can still become stressed when cat behavior of a long time family pet suddenly changes.
* “A significant element of cat behavior is that they thrive on engaging their predatory instincts. When kept as an indoor pet, due to high density living, traffic, or predators such as coyotes, they are essentially captives, like zoo animals. Understanding an indoor cat’s personality can go a long way to satisfy their instincts and avoid potential schizophrenic behavior (such as sudden hissing, dashing around the house, or climbing the curtains).”   * Kenneth Hirst

Several examples of bad cat behavior:

Scratching Furniture

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Cat Spraying

A common with domestic cats, accounting for four out of every ten complaints about house soiling, occurs when a cat puts its back to an object and releases a pungent spray. Go Here for more advise.

Not Using The Litter Box

Stability and safety are important to cats, a sudden change in circumstances might cause typical unexpected cat behavior such as missing the litter box. Or, as was the case with one of mine, deciding out of nowhere that she no longer liked the litter we were using. Her only effective way to communicate this was by no longer using her box. Eventually we figured out what she was trying to get at and, after some trial and error, found out that what she wanted was torn up newspaper. Everything has been fine since.

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Feline Aggression

There are many different ways aggressive cat behavior can manifest itself. Pain Aggression is definitely something to take care of quickly, if they have always been of a mild temper and they are suddenly scratching and biting at you, you need to see a vet as soon as possible. The aggressive cat behavior could well be a signal to you that your cat is sick or injured.

Some other types of aggressive cat behavior are Maternal, Territorial, and Dominance aggression. In Maternal aggression, a mother cat can be overprotective with her kittens remember that as an owner, it is your job to trust your cat’s maternal instincts by leaving her alone. In Dominance aggression, the causes are much more complicated. In order to be treated, the owner must stop providing attention to the cat until it eventually becomes gentler. Finally, territory fights can be handled by breaking up the fighting cats and separating them so that they can each be in a tranquil place. In order to ensure that they behave, one must make life more boring for them.

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