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Understand why cats fight 

Understand why cats fight

 If you have more than one cat in your house, you will know that catfights
will happen. Even if cats generally get along well, sometimes they can still fight. Although humans may not fully understand why their kittens fight, cats have reasons to fight. Some of these reasons are similar to the causes of human disputes. Cats express their dissatisfaction with other cats by fighting. The cause of catfights can help you determine how to prevent your cat from fighting in the future. 

Fight for their own territory: Many cats fight for their own territory. One of the reasons cats fight is because they feel that an unwelcome cat has invaded their territory, even if it is a cat that has lived with them for a long time. Cats are more territorial than dogs, and the gender of a cat has little to do with it. Contrary to what many people believe, female cats are sometimes as territorial as male cats. If you have two cats in your house, you may notice one cat hissing and attacking the other when it feels that its territory is being invaded. This can also happen if you bring your new cat home. They are just defending their territory.

 Social ranking: Either male cats often threaten each other, or fight each other for social ranking, or whatever you think; even neutered males can do this. If you have more than one cat, especially more than one male cat, then a cat is usually considered an "alpha male" and will be at the top of the cat class. Two cats can locate their bodies and then start howling and shouting at each other. If one of the cats walks away or backs away, they will usually avoid fighting with the cat. However, if neither side wants to admit defeat and give up, then one cat will jump forward and try to bite the other’s neck to attack the other. The other cat will fall backwards and try to bite or scratch the attacker with its hind legs. These two cats can go through many times before walking away. Generally speaking, there is no harm in these types of battles. You may even notice kittens or kittens playing with each other in this way. Most of the time, you don't need to interfere. 

Aggressiveness: Cats also fight because of some form of redirection attack, which is very common, especially indoor cats. Your cat may be looking at another cat or dog walking through the yard outside the window. Your cat starts to become territorial and aggressive towards this cat, but since it cannot reach another cat, it may attack another cat in the family. Another example is if you give your cat snacks. The cat can first reach out for snacks and start eating. The other cat wants to take a bite, but the eating cat may become aggressive from eating and start to attack the other cat or howl.

 If you find that your cat fights occasionally, you should know that this is common and very typical for cats. In most cases, you will be able to tell if your cat is fighting for "blood" or just playing. The time to stop fighting is when it becomes unpleasant in another way; let your cat figure it out for himself. If you feel it is necessary to stop cat fighting, you should do it carefully. Even the most affectionate cat will bite or scratch you with aggressive enthusiasm. To stop fighting, you need to make some kind of loud sound, such as clapping your hands. Since cats are frightened by loud noises, they will stop to see what is making the noise. You can also spray them with water to interfere with aggressive behavior. 

When you find that your cat is fighting, it is best not to punish them for fighting. Cats don;t understand punishment. Fighting is a cat's instinct. The best way is to intervene only when necessary. If you find that your cat fights more often than they should, then you should find out why. Are you arguing about a trash can, a plate of food, or a golden spot on the window? Make sure that each kitten has its own "things" and a place to retreat when other pets in the house are at a loss. This will greatly help prevent real cat fights. 

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