My cats attack each other! (How to prevent it) » CatPointers

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You adore cats, so you decide to add another feline companion to your little family. But, no matter what you do, they just keep picking fights. It can be so disheartening when your cats attack each other continuously. Luckily, there are several ways you can resolve the issue. With a little time and patience, you can stop the aggressive behavior and finally get your beloved cats to live together in harmony!

Why do my cats attack each other?

There are many reasons why cats attack each other. By nature, cats are solitary animals that hold their own individual territories. Male feral cats have been observed roaming a territory of up to 150 acres! Females tend to stay closer to home, with territories of around 40 acres. Now, think back to how much space your cats have at home. I guarantee it’s a lot smaller than that! Domestic cats have had to learn to live in more confined spaces which can easily lead to aggressive behavior if your cats’ individual needs are not met. Aside from the distressing aspect of your cats constantly attacking each other, cats can also do a lot of physical damage. A cats’ sharp claws and teeth can easily cause puncture wounds in a victim. These injuries are then at risk of becoming infected. So, it is essential that you nip aggression in the bud as soon as possible. However, to do that you will first need to find the root cause. Below are the main reasons why your cats may attack each other:

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