My cat sometimes has bursts of aggression and attacks things around him, including us! How can we help him calm down?

Cute gray funny baby kitten in gray cloth

Ask the Vet: “My cat sometimes has bursts of aggression and attacks things around him, including us! How can we help him calm down?
“我的貓有時候會充滿侵略性並攻擊身邊的事物,連我們都不例外。我們該怎樣使牠冷靜下來?

Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc

DR. PAULINE SAYS:

Cats remain youngsters until they are socially mature around two years of age & until then don’t know how to interact and play safely with humans. It is up to us to teach them “unacceptable behavior” from a young age. To any aggressive actions you should say ‘NO’ by backing away & refocus the behavior to toys like feather wands instead of you/your possessions. If your cat’s behavior to a gentle correction is to attack more then you already have a serious problem and I recommend you talk to your vet.

貓在兩歲前,仍是在社交方面尚未成熟的「青少年」,牠們不清楚該如何安全地與人接觸和玩耍。我們有需要在牠們還小時教會牠們甚麼行為是不可接受的。當牠們有任何攻擊性的行為時,你應該要對牠們「說不」──例如後退和將牠們的攻擊對象從你或家中的物品轉移至玩具上,如羽毛逗貓棒等。如果較溫和的教育手段只是令牠更常出現攻擊性行為,那麼問題則比較嚴重,建議應咨詢你的獸醫。

 



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