You've just bought your new cat or kitten home and are planning on making your new pet a permanent member of your family, only to discover that your new family member is constantly and hissing, spiting, scratching and biting whenever you approach it. Now you find yourself wondering how to tame an aggressive cat.
Here are some pointers that just may help you to tame an aggressive cat.
- Take the cat to your vet and rule out any medical problem that may be making your cat act aggressively. Pain will often make a cat strike out at everything or anything. If a medical problem does exist then correcting it should solve the problem.
- Do not show the cat any sign that you are being aggressive. Talk to it in a calm voice and offer it trips but let it come to you do not reach for it. Also avoid watching at the cat. Cats see unbroken stares as a sign of aggression and will respond in kind. Blink several times when looking at your cat so he will see you mean no aggression towards him. The best way to tame an aggressive cat is to show him that you will not be aggressive towards him in either your voice or actions.
- When you want to tame an aggressive cat do not tease him. Teasing him will make him afraid and he will respond in the only way he knows how, by being aggressive.
- In order to tame a bad cat never hold him against his will. You are bigger and stronger than he is and the only way he can free himself is to resort to biting and scratching.
- Cat's like to be where the action is. In order to help tame the aggressiveness in cat immediately give it a few minutes time out in a closed room. He will soon learn that in order to be with you he must be calm.
To tame an aggressive cat you must remain calm and patient and show him that you disapprove of his behavior and that you mean him no harm.