Every time there are two or more cats in a household, there is always the potential to fight. Cat fights can occur for several reasons, but the most common is due to poor socialization or a lack of positive experiences with other cats. Here are some tips on how to prevent your cats from fighting:

When there’s a new cat in the city

Cats are very territorial animals, so it makes sense that a new cat entering your home could be considered a threat. The best way to prevent your resident cat and the newcomer from fighting is to take things slowly. You have to keep the new cat separate at the beginning, and make sure it has its own litter box, toys, food and water bowl. Meanwhile, the resident cat can observe the newcomer and end up learning to trust them as you do. Normally, a cat gives you an indication by spraying. When cats do that, you may go around looking for solutions onhow to prevent cats from spraying.

Other reasons to fight

Just as humans take their anger over those who can’t deserve it, cats do the same to their roommates. For example, your cat could spot something outside the window. Territorial and unable to investigate, your cat becomes irritated and can attack the closest cat to them. This reoriented aggression is considered typical, so pay attention to what irritates your cat and find ways to prevent it.

Disease

Cats hide the disease very well and aggression towards other cats could be a sign that they do not feel too hot. No one likes to be disturbed when they are sick, right? If you think this might be the case, it’s time for a trip to the vet.

How to break a fight

If a fight is already started the best way to put an end to it is with a distraction. Never try to break the fight by putting yourself in the middle of it or you might end up with some combat wounds yourself. Instead you should interrupt them by making a loud sound, like a strong clap or a blow on a pan. The noise will send your cats running and hopefully in opposite directions.

Other tips to prevent fighting

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Reduce competition between cats by providing them with their own things

Have multiple chat towers so they can each have their own space

Reward your cats when they are friendly with each other