Identify 5 causes of feline aggression toward people and learn the most effective solutions
Aggressive behavior toward people can be a sign of stress. Knowing the cause of aggression (stress) helps you choose the proper solution. Distinguishing between a truly aggressive cat and one that may have medical problems is necessary.
Your cat’s aggression might stem from arthritis pain or hyperthyroidism. Ask your veterinarian to rule out common medical causes before you assume your cat’s aggression is strictly behavioral. Your veterinarian can also advise you on safely handling your cat to avoid scratches and bites.
After obtaining your veterinarians advice and a clean bill of health for your cat, try to identify which of the following types of aggression your cat displays.