Cats intemidating each other

The ASPCA defines feline aggression as, “threatening or harmful behavior directed toward another individual.” The type of aggression a cat will display against another household cat is referred to as “Inter-Cat Aggression” a sub-classification of “Territorial Aggression”.

They really know how to adapt to different social conditions.

I disagree with the theory that domesticated cats remain “kittens” in behavior their entire lives.

Despite your best efforts sometimes your cats won’t ever reach BFF status.

Just like with people having roommates (ah dorm days), sometimes it is simply a personality clash with cats and they’ll never get along.

• It is VERY important to that you are providing each cat with enough exercise and playful interaction.

• Many times inter-cat aggression happens as a result of when one cat wants to play and the other cat doesn’t.

If your cats remain relaxed, they may be ready to be together again.

• Have regular interaction with the cats (playing and/or petting) during the separation period.

Sometimes inter-cat aggression can even occur between cats whom have been in the same household for years if one cat goes away for one reason or another (e.g., hospital visit) and returns to the household.

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