Why Cats Exhibit Redirected Aggression

When cats are faced with situations that they can’t control, they might become frustrated. These situations might be her inability to go outside the house to chase cats, or being unable to drive away from the strange cat just outside the window.

These scenarios will lead to the cat being highly frustrated. The next thing you know, your cat started acting out some aggressive behaviors. This is called redirected aggression. Usually, the other members of the household get hurt when the cat becomes aggressive. 

If you notice that your cat is becoming aggressive, you should discover the reasons behind the aggression. But don't hold or soothe your cat when she is aggressive, so she will not think that you are reinforcing her behavior. The better solution would be to let your cat stay in a quiet room until she calms down. 

A sudden change in your pet’s behavior should be brought to the attention of your veterinary clinic Ellicott City, MD. 


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