A cat that reacts aggressively to humans can be a big problem. With the right measures, however, it is possible to curb behavioral problems such as scratching and biting in most cases.
Frequently a cat reacts aggressively to people because it is anxious or stressed or because it has had bad experiences. But even if the tiger tiger does not show off his aggressive behavior for no reason - an aggressive cat poses a danger, especially for visitors who are unfamiliar with the pet, or for small children. Accordingly, it is important to deal properly with the aggression of the cat.
Aggressive against people: distraction can help
If the cat attacks its owner, it may help to distract the tomb tiger as soon as it indicates that he is immediately showing his teeth or extending his claws. This works, for example, by letting a hard rubber ball jump on the floor or by taking a stuffed animal and throwing it away. With luck, the cat will pay attention to the toy instead of attacking the human.
It can also help to reduce the aggression of the cat with regular intense game periods. It is important not to be provoked if the attacks of the cat turn against you. Clothing made of thick fabric and with long sleeves and legs is mandatory.
Handle the cat carefully
Under no circumstances may you beat an aggressive cat. At most, you can punish the pet with a few splashes from the spray bottle - but this usually only helps if the cat leaves out her aggressiveness on curtains or furniture and you can try to get over the behavior with the help of a conditioning. Otherwise patience and intuition are needed.
If the cat becomes aggressive against humans when they try to pet or lift them up, one should rather respect this and get used to the human contact slowly, instead of provoking unnecessary attacks.
Aggressive Cat: A Case for the Animal Psychologist?
If you can not cope with your cat's aggression alone, an animal psychologist can help you. Before, however, you should visit the vet with your aggressive cat in order to safely rule out an organic cause. It may be that your pet becomes aggressive against people because it is injured or ill and therefore feels insecure and scared. For example, the cat psychologist will do a cat behavior consultation with you and give you tips on how to calm your aggressive cat. This includes, for example, the following changes:
● More retreat for the cat, elevated places and hiding places
● More employment for the animal, games, "Environmental Enrichment"
● For single cats: A conspecific as a playmate
● More peace, patience and love for the cat
The cat psychologist works with you to develop an individual "therapy plan" and helps you to implement it. You can discuss all questions, doubts and uncertainties with him. Accompanying this, a visit to the veterinary practitioner may be a useful addition. He knows what kind of calming herbs, Bach flower remedies or homeopathic remedies are safe and helpful for your cat.