Cat Aggression Solutions
Step One: Understand the problem
Aggressive behaviour occurs for many reasons, including fearfulness. If you can understand just why your cat is biting, scratching or threatening, then it will be easier to implement a solution.
Step Two: Address the issue
Cat attacks can cause distress to:
Cat aggression can also be due to medical conditions. Have your cat checked by your vet.
Step Four: Long-term solutions
Long-term solutions for aggression rely on understanding why your cat is displaying this behaviour.
Treatment includes de-sensitising your cat to the object of their aggression. This is not without danger so must be done with extreme care.
Step Three: Short-term management
If your cat is annoying you or another family member (human or animal), the simplest solution is to put them elsewhere until they calm down.
You may also like to occupy them with appropriate fun and games, rather than letting them decide what to attack.
Ensure you have a supply of toys for your cat and rotate them around. If your cat has played with a toy on one day, hide it for the next 4-5 days. Then your cat will be excited to see it again.
If your cat is more of a scaredy-cat, place some cardboard boxes around your home for them to hide and snooze.