In this article, we will discuss several approaches that can assist you in identifying and curing your cat's behavioral problems.
- Biting and scratching issues.
- Look for aggressive warning signs.
- Aggression without provocation
- Cats can tear things apart
- Remove the temptation from these activities.
- When to Consult a Vet
In a preceding article, I discussed various approaches and methods for understanding cat behavior, however there may be certain issues with cat behavior that you must address. These issues can be as trivial as they are severe. In both circumstances, you must discover a suitable answer. In the following discussion, I will detail many challenges and how you might solve them.
Biting and Scratching Issues
This is a problem that you may encounter with your cat on a regular basis. It's possible that you're sitting in your TV lounge, watching the news, when your catwalks in, clutches your feet and flees. This could be jealousy or a ploy to grab your attention, but it might also be neither. A cat may bite or scratch in response to pain, hunger, or other comparable reasons, but if these are not the case, this is a behavioral issue that must be addressed. This could be due to a breakdown in communication between the owner and the cat. A sudden bite or scratch could potentially be the result of a nervous system issue or another dangerous disease. There are some easy steps you can take to reduce your kitten's bad habits. Allow your cat to play with your bare foot or hand at all times. This frequently elicits an aggressive intent in the cat, and she attempted to cause some damage so that you could feel her presence around your hand or foot. When a young kitten bites your toes or arm, it may appear cute, but when she does it again as an adult, you will be in a different predicament. As I indicated in a previous article, biting, snatching, and similar gestures are regular parts of cat play, and you must inform your cat that you are not a member of her society and that she must behave differently with you. If you continue to act like the other cat while playing, you should expect to get bitten, and other such things. If you've trained your cat to bite and snatch you while playing, it's time to break the habit and add some excitement. Hold a water bottle in your hand and if your cat tries to bite or seize you, sprinkle some water on your cat because cats despise water. Do not try to be aggressive with water; instead, simply give her the impression that anytime she bites or snatches, she will be accompanied by the unpleasant sensation of getting wet.
Look for Aggression Warning Signs
Cats can be hostile in a variety of situations, and you can detect this aggression through their body language and vocal tone. If she is aggressive, you do not need to tell her who is the boss around here; instead, pick a corner and back away from the issue, because if you intend to act negatively, she will fight back, forming a dangerous habit of biting and snatching. You should also be aware that if one cat is irritated with another and gives her some warning signals, you should not raise them and get them apart; instead, let them do their task and do not interfere. If you intervene at that time, they will very certainly attack you.
Aggression Without Provocation
Aside from the instances mentioned above, your cat may exhibit unprovoked and unwanted aggressiveness. This is not a simple bite or scratching of your foot; rather, it is a severe condition that must be dealt with appropriately. This could be related to a nervous system failure or another ailment, in which case you should consult a doctor right once. Never overlook such unprovoked violence and treat it as quickly as possible, especially if you have children at home. See a vet right immediately if you notice your cat acting aggressively for no apparent cause.
Cats Can Tear Things Apart
Cats are wild animals, and the majority of them are agitated. Their animal and wild impulses will never go gone, no matter how hard you train them. When a cat smashes a paperweight on the ground, she is most likely mistaking it for a mouse, and even if she knows it isn't a mouse, she is simply starved for your attention, which she can only obtain by doing such heinous things. You must provide adequate playtime for your cat, and if you are unable to do so, encourage your children to play with her and take her for a short walk at a local park or something similar. This alternate pastime will give your cat the impression that she has something else to do, and she will devote her energies to that objective rather than ruining items around the home.
Remove the Temptation From These Activities
Sometimes the atmosphere of the house is so appealing to the cat that she attempts to perform certain things. For example, if you have low shelves and shallow tables in your home, the cat will view climbing these small objects as a challenge. This should be avoided at all costs, and if you have an adult cat in your home, make sure that all of your tables and shelves are at a reasonable height that your hefty cat can reach. These are some of the things you may do to avoid your cat's destructive tendencies.
When to Consult a Vet
The abovementioned activities can be exciting at times and occur only a few times per month, but if your cat is repeating these activities frequently and you are having accidents almost every week, you should call the vet and have your cat examined because more frequent incidents like the above can be dangerous and require medical attention because there may be some nervous system damage.