Posted by Lynette Hammond on 14th Nov 2018
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 differently timed routines to avoid a fight. In these scenarios the neighbourhood will be a peaceful place. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
There will be cats that just don’t fit together, the ones that will fight, resulting in injuries, stress and anxiety for the cats and even the owners and other residents. The reasons are most likely to do with territory and the cats’ natural behaviour, but that doesn’t mean that the cat owners on both sides can’t work together to try to resolve the situation. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Communication with the Neighbour
Find out the owner of the cat and have a little chat, even if your cat is the cause of the problem. It’s good to communicate and let each other know that you’re happy to work together. Obviously, cats will be cats, but here are a few suggestions:
We hope that these tips will help to resolve aggression between cats in the neighbourhood. Learn more about aggression between cats over on International Cat Care.
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