Monday, June 26, 2006

CAT FIGHT


CAT FIGHT

Cat Fight. Learn how to identify and to differentiate between cat play and cat fights. Discover the best ways to avoid and stop cat fights with the following simple yet effective tips.

If you have a multi cat household or your outdoor cats hang out with other cats, chances are you will encounter cat play. Cat play usually involves chasing, swatting, hissing and nipping.
To a human though, cat play can often look rough, so how can you tell the difference?First off if you know that the two cats in question have never been friendly to each other then chances are what you are witnessing is fighting.

If you are unsure if the cats are playing or fighting rely on your ears and eyes.Cat fighting is something that should be stopped through distraction, since it can lead to disease transmission and/or wounds and wound infections. Screaming is a sure sign that the cats are fighting. One cat being overly dominant is another sign of fighting, usually in cat play the roles shift.Hissing a few times from either cat is normal but continued hissing suggests a cat fight is underway or about to get underway.

Finally and perhaps most importantly in cat play, except for accidents, neither of the two cats gets hurt.The best way to separate fighting cats is through distraction. Making a loud noise or drop something heavy on the floor. That will usually startle the cats and send them running in opposite directions.
Shaking a can of food treats (if they are used to that sound) is another great distraction that will stop the fighting.

Remember cat play like any type of animal play is normal and you shouldn't get involved.Cat fighting is also fairly common but due to the potential that your cat may get harmed or injured, you should try to stop it through distraction.

Do not actually try to physically remove one cat from another or you too may get harmed.

1 Comments:

Blogger Hank said...

I once took two tom cats that would wonder around my farm growing up and hung them by their tails from a clothes line and they fought it out until one got loose. Then I shot at them with my bb gun because they would get into the garbage.

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