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Should you leave cats to fight?

Should you leave cats to fight?

Never let the cats “fight it out.” Cats don’t resolve their issues through fighting, and the fighting usually just gets worse. More hiding spots and perches will allow your cats to space themselves out as they prefer. Don’t try to calm or soothe your aggressive cat, just leave her alone and give her space.

Are outdoor cats aggressive?

In addition to the dangers they encounter outdoors, cats who wander the ‘hood can cause serious issues for nearby indoor kitties and their owners. Their presence can cause resident kitties to become agitated and stressed, sometimes spraying, eliminating outside their litter box, or becoming aggressive.

Why do outdoor cats fight with other cats?

Cats are territorial and they are going to fight until a hierarchy is established. Even then, they may fight more. Outdoor cats are prone to disease, infections, and statistically do not live as long as indoor cats. It is not safe for cats to be outside without the necessary precautions, and certainly not alone.

How can I Keep my indoor cats from fighting?

Block the view by covering the windows with film, fabric, or paper so that your kitties cannot see the other cats. After the outsiders no longer visit, gradually uncover the windows. Neighborhood cat looking through a window. Photo by Shutterstock Cats in the ‘hood cruising around homes often cause indoor kitties to fight each other.

How to reduce the risk of cat fights?

Reducing the risk of cats fighting 1 Neuter your cat to reduce the risk of competitive and territorial behaviour 2 Keep cats indoors overnight, when most cat fights occur 3 Give each cat in your home their own possessions (bowls, litter box, etc.) to avoid territorial behaviour 4 Provide cats with their own perch or ‘safe space’ in your home

When do indoor cats start fighting with each other?

It may sound funny but it is not a funny matter when your cats suddenly start fighting with each other after one episode of redirected aggressive behavior or when your cat starts to attack you or your dog every time he sees you after the incident. Some indoor cats may not become aggressive but still exhibits signs of stress.