How to calm an angry cat?

Are you worried about your angry cat now? But before jumping to conclusions that your cat is angry, make sure that you do not mistake its emotion of happiness or excitement for anger. Yes, cats can be confusing! Check for the below signs in your puffy friend

If your cat is frantically running, hiding, growling, meowing, yowling, hissing, avoiding her favorites, clawing at furniture, biting you while petting her and other noticeable problematic behaviors confirm that she is “angry”.

Now here are a few tips to handle your angry cat. Calming an angry cat is not easy but it's not complex as well. Patiently, try to cope with your puffy friend’s anger 

Find the fear of your feline

To deal with her anger, you need to first know what caused her anger. The most common reasons are fear, stress, and anxiety. Remember that cats are not completely domesticated animals. Their wild blood still runs and hence the inherent fear of people and strange things pops out of your pussy cat at times. She goes into alert mode to defend herself. So, take her to a safer environment and make her feel comfortable.

To set up a safe environment, leave a cozy cat bed in a room that is quiet and has no new items that may scare your cat. Even if it is a new child or furniture, remove them from the room and leave it familiar for her to feel safe.

Save her from stress

Stressed cats also get angry like humans. The reason could be her first visit to the vet or first car trip or new furniture or a new person at your house or a noisy speaker. She is sensitive to her environment and cannot tolerate sudden changes. If anyone touched her belongings or crossed her territory, doing any of her “DON’Ts” will simply make her angry.

So, keep her away from those at least for a while to let her calm down. Give her back any taken things or revert anything that changed her “order of living”. You can also try to divert her with her favorite toy or food.

Try to convince her

Approach her cautiously and do not block all the escape routes. Never yell, or she may get overprotective and scratch or bite you. Lie on the floor or sit near her at a safe distance and let her feel that you are not a threat. If she realizes that you are helping her, she will come running to you. 

But if she avoids you and escapes into some other place, where she feels safe, do not chase her. Just let her be and allow some time for her to settle down.

Still not able to calm your cat?

If your cat is still angry, it is time to take her to the vet. There may be other physical or emotional health issues that she is facing. Thus, it is highly recommended to pay a visit to the vet and make sure that she gets treated for any ailment.

 

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