Observe your cats, are they getting along well with the other cats? There are lots of reasons why cats are fighting. Cats are quiet and low profile creature and they all have unique personalities. Most of them are aggressive and bold some are shy, or laid-back and cheerful. If you have more than one cat and they possess different personalities, make sure that you know what to do when they clash with each other.
There are reasons why your cats are not getting along. You need to find out the reasons, so you can provide the best solution for the problem. This post will discuss the reasons why and how to help your cat get along with others.
You sometimes see your cats rolling and scratching each other that look like they are fighting but actually they are just playing. It is very common for kittens, but it may happen even in older cats. They chase each other, rolling on the floor like wrestlers and tackle each other. The situation sometimes gets very intense, but as long as they are night hurt, there is no need for you to stop them from what they are doing. They are just having fun or just trying to establish their position in the house.
If you have a new cat in the house and they are still at the stage of getting to know each other, you probably see them doing the same fighting like scene. You don’t have to worry they are just introducing themselves to each other.
In an actual catfight, you will see teeth, claws, and hear growling, hissing and crying. If you want to stop the fight, do not get in the middle of it. Never try to pull them away, you might get scratched. The best thing to do is to stomp your feet on the floor or clap loudly to scare the cats. Some people spray cats with water. Hitting them is not a good idea, it will definitely not solve the problem and your cat will distrust you.
One reason why your cat is not getting along with the other cat is that he is not comfortable having a new cat in the household. If this is the case, here are some tips on how to introduce them to each other without getting into a fight.
If you have done everything you can, do not hesitate to ask for professional help. You can call a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist or any licensed veterinary for help and guidance. They can check on your cat and evaluate what might be causing the problem and give you bits of advice on how to manage or solve the conflict between your cats. There are some species of cats that could be hard to manage that requires the assistance of an expert, so do not hesitate to call them if needed.
There are cats that cannot live together harmoniously. Since stress and tension are not healthy for your cats, instead of forcing them to get along together, it is best to give them their own space in the house. If in time you see some improvements, you can try associating them together again.