Cats are definitely the most favorite animals that make great pets. They are small, cute and it is wonderful to have them around. However, they have a wide range of personalities and behavioral patterns and may sometimes turn more moody than your girlfriend. Their behaviors may range from being happy and outgoing at one instant to all grump and sad the very next, and even terrifying and offensive sometimes. But that is just part of the deal and it is this unpredictability that makes us them cute and oh-so-adorable.
I have been lucky to have two of my cats that are great cats and the third has been a little temperamental. I love him know the less as he has always been a great cat and this is just part of his personality.
There might be several reasons behind your cat's anger outburst and aggression. It might be acute or chronic based on its life history and how it has been brought up. Look out for the key factor that triggers a mood change in your cat. This might be due to lack of proper handling and ill care, abuse, violence and mistreatment, prolonged illness or an accident or injury, fearful or threatening situations, stressful, claustrophobic lifestyle, poor diet and no proper meal times, growing age, boredom and nothing do to consume its natural energy. Whatever the reason, find it out so that you can better assess what you need to do next.
Dealing with an angry cat can be an exasperating task. Your beloved pet might totally refuse respond to you, turning into a complete stranger and giving you those discerning looks from far way. It might even attack you out of the pent up negative energy that it has been dealing with alone, if you don’t pay any heed to it. Remember, the worst thing you could with a grumpy cat is to let it deal with its ager on its own, considering it will be fine wit time. Don’t! Here's what to do when your feline goes surly.
- Extend a friendly hand towards the. Pat them on head, scratch their ear or lightly brush their fur. This will slowly help calm down their smoldering anger.
- If your cat still keeps on growling and hissing at you, try walking away for a while. If it attacks, scratches or bites you, imitate a painful sound as if you have been badly hurt. Despite their anger, this will invoke an empathic feeling in your cat out of a guilt trip. If it keeps on hissing and growling, simply walk away. Too much of attention would make you cat more stubborn and demanding ad you wouldn’t be able to tame it for good.
- If your cat chooses to ignore you and doesn’t respond in any way, pick him up, giving a warm hug and place it a warm cozy corner. Like humans, cats too need nothing but time and space to come out of their mood swing naturally.
- Get your cat a plushie to vent his anger. Try a catnip therapy, to help him ease down.
- Take care of the diet. Most of the times, pets behave inappropriately if they are ill fed neglected in basic care. Treat them like you would want to be treated and your four-pawed friend will forever stay happy.
Dealing with an angry cat is an exasperating task, but it is none but you who has to do the job. So, take a deep breath, gather some patience and extend a friendly hand to your angry young buddy. It will be worth it.