Angry cat: how to calm it down

Angry cat means frightened cat. Angry cat, or, it means wary, annoyed, jealous cat. Or it is a cat of habit to which fate, or some spiteful, has changed a habit, which can be the neighbor, the mistress’s boyfriend, the position of the furniture, or that of her litter box. The fact is that an angry cat must be allowed to cool off. On this, there is no expert who does not agree.

But how do we find ourself, in the description of an angry cat. Writing about it scares us. If we were a cat, we would be an angry cat. Not, however, of the famous ones, like the very famous little cat Grumpy Cat, perpetually frowning it would seem, in truth it is only of Persian breed. The fame of her from her Arizona made them known all over the world through the web, and made them mistress rich too.

Returning to our hypothetical common angry cat, perhaps already angry because “common”, let’s see what lies behind it and, above all, how to calm it down. Because often, more than a psychological investigation on the angry cat, it is necessary to run for cover and bring back the emergency. The big tail, the annoying puffs, his absolutely scratchy attitude. There is a nice sticker that represents it well.

We assume that a cat is and remains a wild animal. Therefore, if it is afraid, it scratches, it defends himself, it pushes away the person responsible for the fear, whoever he or she is, and in whatever way it comes naturally to him to do so. As a good wild animal, the angry cat remembers well who and how it irritated them, and if it happens to be around again, it does not welcome them at all well. And if someone happens to remind them, mindful, cat treats them badly too: an angry cat is wary, suspicious, does not compromise.

Physically, there is an explanation for the angry cat‘s attitude. This feline has very small frontal lobes – emotional brakes of the brain – which simply means that the animal gets angry quickly and calms down slowly. A good veterinarian, in front of an angry cat frequently, will be able to help you, in case, to understand if it is necessary to resort to anxiolytics or sedatives. When needed, and as long as the cat is not angry with him too. Which can happen. To call a vet, it’s best to get a themed gel cover.

The vet usually intervenes when health is limping, but illness and pain can make a cat angry and eager to keep people and other animals away. Whether it is a high fever, toothache, gingivitis, an abscess or simple, perhaps annoying, wounds. Or with the cat’s old age, it can also be arthritis and ear problems: if it suffers it is an angry cat, and not very willing to be treated. Conversely, if a cat is always angry, ask yourself if it may be subject to neurological or liver problems, perhaps not only of bad temper.

There are also cases of pure bad temper, however, such as when it turns out that an angry cat is just intolerant of the caresses we are giving him. What types, these cats! Yet it happens all right, and even to the most docile cats. Docile and on average in a good mood, yet it happens that, if it’s not the time, after a few caresses, an angry cat bite or scratch starts. And who knows when? It can’t take it anymore? Does it not feel like it? Or shouldn’t we quit? Or is it playing? In theory it should be understandable when a cat bites and scratches for play. In theory. But looking at our hands and arms, some misjudgment always happens with an angry cat to manage and not to be underestimated. To remember what you risk, you can hang a portrait of an angry cat on the wall that looks like it doesn’t want to play.

Compared to a fearful cat, the angry cat swells its fur, arches its back and blows. He seriously bites and scratches, leaving his mark. Better therefore, even in doubt, let him calm down. An angry cat doesn’t need love and hugs as it tries to get through an anxious experience, it needs space. Let us leave them alone for 10-20 minutes and take care, if anything, of removing the mine, or the “threat” from him.

Finding the hidden cause behind an angry cat is one of the quickest ways to calm them down. There is little to distract him, to reassure him, to entice them. Move slowly, don’t shake it, and go see what it comes up with. To avoid puzzling too much, let’s remember that the cat is habitual and wild. Any new and / or invasive element can turn him into an angry cat, and there is no “nice friend”, even if warm and fragrant, that holds.

If a cat is often irritated, it can be started by trial and error. Shut the cat somewhere before opening the door to strangers. Or prevent a view of the outside that seems to frighten him. Before introducing a new cat into the house, it is essential to give the two cats time to get to know each other, to avoid that one of them remains a perpetually angry cat. One of the two if not both.

If you have a male cat and bring home a new female or kitten, it could become very aggressive but being matriarchal cats, what happens is that the male, healthy, neutered or not, ends up submitting. If it is a question of two females, it is war, but then competences and territory are shared.

To calm an angry cat you can throw it on the joke, but by getting a toy that keeps our hands off its paws and its teeth. The feathered wand or stick with a thread and an object to pull like a toy mouse or a ball, sometimes, to distract the angry cat, unless you find the outlet in a scratching post, available in so many colors that it is difficult not to find the one with calming effect.

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