Tips for Safely Managing an Aggressive Cat

Staring can seem threatening. Use peripheral vision when interacting with an upset cat.

Avoid direct eye contact  

Allow aggressive cats a path to remove themselves from situations they dislike. Don't corner them.

Let them retreat  

Distract aggressive reactions like swatting with toys. Redirect energy into positive play.

Unwanted behavior 

Use treats and praise to reinforce calm, gentle behavior and interactions.

Reward wanted behavior

Get a vet exam to rule out pain or illness as a cause of aggressive acting out.

Check their health  

Try Feliway diffusers, calming treats, or CBD oils to take the edge off.

Use calming remedies

Yelling, spraying water, etc. increases fear and aggression. Stay positive. 

Avoid punishment 

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