I have a 16 month old male cat that can't play without becoming too agressive: he bites or sratches with his back paws. We recently (3 weeks ago) adopted a second cat (1 yr old/male) and they do get along very well together (no hissing/growling). When our original cat is calm, they'll sleep together and groom each other, they really seem to like each other. However, when he is hyper and wants to play, he'll always try to get on top of the new cat and bite him wherever he can. Last night, the old cat scratched our new cat's eye with one of his back paws and we had to make an emergency visit to the vet, his eye was all red and he wouldn't open it. It turns out the damage is superficial but he will be on medication for the next 5 days and still doesn't open his eye too much. So I need help! Is there anything that can be done to lower or stop a cat's agression? I've tried spraying with water, making some loud noises, breaking up the fight.. but nothing seems to help. The cat stops for a few minutes but starts back all over again. Please help!!
Hi, first of all a congrats with your new son!!! Are your males neutered? Cats are sooo much more calm if they've been fixed. That would help soo much. Also, you can trim the cats nails down to make them a little less damaging.
There is an older post that you should check out, it might help you out-there are a lot of different opinions on it.
Here it is-This post is on page 2 or 3-hope it helps!!!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.