Common questions

Why is my cat suddenly aggressive to my other cat?


Why is my cat suddenly aggressive to my other cat?

Some of the underlying non-medical causes for aggression between cats in the same household include fear, lack of socialisation, inappropriate introduction of a new cat, overcrowding (i.e. not enough vertical or horizontal space, too few resources etc), redirected aggression, play and predation.

Why are my two cats fighting all of a sudden?

Medical Issues Are at Play If your cats aren’t fixed, then sudden fighting might be caused by puberty. Cats tend to hide health problems, but they might become withdrawn or aggressive if they’re not feeling well. If the behavior persists, it may be time to take them to the vet for a checkup.

Why is my cat being mean to my other cat?

There are many possible reasons why your cat might be attacking your other cat including lack of space, social maturity, a medical issue, or environmental changes. When a cat is in pain or uncomfortable, he/she may show signs of aggression, even if he is typically docile.

Can neutered female cats still mate?

Female cats that have been spayed can’t go into heat. They don’t have a uterus or ovaries anymore and are not able to reproduce.

Can male cats live with female cats?

Over time and with a little patience, it’s likely that your cats will learn to tolerate each other. It may take several months or even longer, but as long as they aren’t fighting with each other, it’s fine to let them move at their own pace.

Who is the male cat that attacks the female cat?

My wife and I are at our wits end with two of our cats and want to see what advice people have for us. Here’s the problem: Larry, a male, stalks and attacks Curly Sue, a female.

Why does my cat attack me out of nowhere?

Although owners often report a cat attacking out of nowhere, cats often exhibit subtle changes in body positioning before launching into an actual act of aggression. These postures may be a clue in pinpointing the trigger for the aggressive behavior, as well as a much-needed warning before future attacks.

How can I Stop my male cat from attacking my female cat?

If you haven’t, install feliway plug in diffusers, and make sure you have at least three litter boxes, or even four. Feliway helps with territorial feelings, and having plenty of litter boxes can also help cut down on dominance or territorial behaviors. My male cat will attack my female cat as well, and she’s much smaller than he is.

Can a male cat be more aggressive than a female cat?

Both male and female cats are territorial, but males may defend larger territories than females. Cats’ territorial aggression is usually directly toward other cats, but it can be directed toward dogs and people, too. A cat can show territorial aggression toward some family members and not others and toward some cats but not others.