How can you get your cats to stop fighting each other? Whether they've been fighting from the moment they met or their hostility is something new, all you want is for your cats to get along. But when they're hissing and swatting with claws, it can be hard to help your kitties find peace through all the tension. Here's how you can build their confidence and create a more harmonious home.
Cats fight each other for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the fighting is due to insecurity. One cat may feel like his territory is being infringed upon, or he may feel like the other cat is a threat. If they used to get along and now they're suddenly fighting, it could be because one smells different due to a recent vet visit or outdoor journey. Or one cat might have been startled by a sudden noise, and he now associates that with your other cat. If one cat's personality has suddenly changed, take your kitty to the veterinarian to rule out any health issues.
You may think confident cats will act out more frequently, but the opposite is actually true. When a cat is insecure, she'll overcompensate—often by fighting. That's why it's important to build your cats' confidence. Give them high spaces they can flee to so they never feel cornered, like cat trees and window perches. Give them multiple cat beds, food and water bowls, and litter boxes, so they don't fight over resources. Play with them frequently every day, so they feel bonded with you and aren't jealous of each other. In more challenging cases, you might even have to reintroduce them to each other and create a blank slate to build upon.
If your cats are fighting each other a lot, Comfort Zone products can help. They promote a calming effect, signaling in your cat's language that everything is safe. Plug a Comfort Zone Multi-Cat Diffuser with Opticalm Diffuser into the rooms where your cats spend the most time to help reduce the stress that leads to multi-cat tension. If you feel one cat is particularly stressed, put a Comfort Zone Calming Pheromone Collar on him, so the calming signals go with him wherever he roams. If there are any places where they pee or scratch to claim their territory, spray the Comfort Zone Spray & Scratch Control Spray on those areas once a day. These products help your cats' e-meow-tional health, which is just as important as their physical health.
If your cats are fighting with each other, there are several things you can do to help bring peace back to the home. By giving them more territory, playing with them more often, and providing calming Comfort Zone products, you can help increase your cats' confidence and cut down on unwanted cat fights.