Loading... Please wait...

Blog - cat behaviour

​How to Stop Cats Fighting

Posted by

Seeing your cat fighting can be distressing, even hearing the fight or dealing with the aftermath is extremely unpleasant. Cats are territorial, it is in their nature to protect their space and mark their territories. They will use scent to try and claim their land and will fight if they feel their land is being encroached by another cat. Some cats are full of aggressive and others like to play, which can get out of hand. Fighting is a problem with cats but there are a few things you can do to try to prevent fighting and subsequent injuries and risks associated with fights.

Keep Your Cat Indoors

One of the simplest and most effective courses of action is to stop your cat from going outside. This works if your cat is the fighter or if they are a victim of a neighbourhood bully. Indoor cats don’t have to have a boring life, they can live happily provided you create a suitable, stimulating environment indoors. It’s even possible to allow outdoor activities with the addition of a simple cat fence, catio or enclosure. Read more about creating an enriched indoor environment for cats, here.

Speak to Your Neighbours

Sometimes the cat owners have no idea their cat is causing or getting into fights. Talk to your neighbouring cat owners and inform them of what’s happening. You might be able to come to an arrangement regarding curfews. Work together to create a stress-free environment for all cats involved.

Visit the Vets

Overly aggressive cats may benefit from seeing a vet. Aggression could be a symptom of a medical issue. Alternatively, your vet may be able to suggest an animal behaviourist or diffusers that could help to reduce stress and anxiety for your cat.

It is natural for cats to fight but by doing so they are at risk of injury, stress, pests and disease. Reducing aggression and finding simple solutions will reduce and, in some cases, eliminate those risks resulting in happy homes and lives for everyone. Speak to us today about our fully customisable cat fences and containment systems. 

​How Can I Stop My Cat from Hunting?

Cats love to hunt, it’s their thing, it’s what they do. As kittens they are taught hunting behaviours from their mother and practice them on their siblings. Cats are born to hunt, which isn’t ideal in modern day homes. Yes, some cats are brought in to help control and reduce pest problems, but most cat owners are not pleased to [...]

Read More »

​Are Your Cats Taking on Your Personality Traits?

A recent study performed by Nottingham Trent University and the University of Lincoln suggests there’s a link between cat owner personalities and the behaviour and the general well-being of their cats. The report surveyed 3000 of mainly UK based cat owners.It is known that the personality of the parents can have an affect on their children’s personality. The study is [...]

Read More »

​Ways to Help Reduce Aggression Between Neighbourhood Cats

Cats sometimes get on perfectly. Cats that bond will spend time together, eat together, cuddle up together and the home will be filled with harmony. Even cats that aren’t in the same family group can bond, although less likely. Most often, stranger cats will learn to tolerate each other, create their own territory or share the same one with [...]

Read More »

5 ​Tips to Prevent Cats from Hunting

Cats are natural born hunters, and some seem to love the hunt more than others. Many cat owners never have to deal with removing a dead mouse off the floor or helping a live bird back out the window. Other cat owners can find numerous victims each day, especially in the spring and summer. Cats hunt a wide variety [...]

Read More »

How to Introduce a New Cat to the Family

Introducing cats can be a stressful experience for both you and your cats. It's useful to be prepared when getting a new cat to know how to introduce it and make your cats as comfortable as possible. Making your new cats meet too quickly with no preparation can make them feel scared and lead to fighting, and their first [...]

Read More »

​Is my Cat Sleeping too Much?

Anyone who has ever owned a cat knows that they all love their nap time. However, most owners don’t think about that their cat might be sleeping too much and is becoming too lazy for their own good. Cats can sleep from 12-20 hours a day, but knowing how much sleep is too much sleep for your kitty is [...]

Read More »

How to Help your Cats Get Along

We all know that some cats struggle to play nice. People who own more than one cat will know that they will fight sometimes and may end up hurting each other. However, there are ways to encourage your cats to get along and stop fighting.There are multiple reasons that your cats might fight, and it can be prevented if [...]

Read More »

​Does Your Cat Really Love You?

If you ask most cat owners whether their cat loves them or not most of them will be able to tell you the answer with confidence. As cat owners, we know our cats characters, their likes and dislikes and it’s pretty easy to tell if they love you or not. Now science is backing up our inbuilt instincts. The University [...]

Read More »

Any Questions? Let Us Call You.

Sign up to our newsletter

Protectapet Ltd, Unit 1, Canal Lane, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4PA. | Telephone: 0800 999 4008 | Email: info@protectapet.com
Copyright 2019 ProtectaPet | Company Reg: 09051826 | VAT Reg: 190682685