Understanding why cats bite, or start to bite is the start to easily stopping the problem. Without any drastic or unkind measures.
Cats are highly intelligent and wise beings. There is always a reason for any poor behaviour, just as there is in us. Cats are not naturally aggressive to us. If fact, quite the opposite. It’s amazing what they do put up with from us, with scarcely batting an eyelid.
Warning Signs Before Cat Biting Starts
However, cats do have a tolerance level, beyond which you may be subjected to their wrath. In the vast majority of cases, you get a warning, or three, before any drastic action is taken. Hissing, swearing, ears back, lashing the tail, dilated pupils, trying to escape are the combined warning signals you are foolish not to heed.
Next may come the paw swipe, often with claws out. And finally, biting. If you do not heed these warning signs, the biting may be used as a first line of defence in subsequent interactions, as the cat is now aware that warnings fall on deaf ears.
Children often need to be taught to be respectful of cats and other animals, especially when they are small. Children copy their parents a lot, so your respect around animals will be copied.
Cats generally don’t tolerate teasing. They are highly spiritual and sensitive beings who are disdainful of a lack of respect. As should we all be.
Discovering The Reasons Behind Biting In Cats
That being said, some gentle and normally placid cats can suddenly turn into snarling tigers without any apparent reason or trigger. That is, to an untrained eye, as there will always be a trigger.
You need to become a detective. Or you need to employ someone to be a detective for you. Your attention needs to focus on any recent occurrences, such as:
being subjected to a harrowing experience that would probably turn us into the same, such as teasing or a frightening experience (sudden loud noise, attack from another animal, and so forth)
recent veterinary treatment
The vast majority of people seem to feel that veterinary (and medical) drugs are safe, despite the full knowledge of side effects, which aren’t side at all.
Iatrogenesis is a very real and little known cause of death. Iatrogenesis is when someone dies because of the veterinary/medical drugs they are taking. Vets either don’t know about this or are rather blase about it, because they happily pile one drug on top of another without ever considering the adverse and/or combined effects.
Because cats are very stoic, they often don’t complain in the early stages. As most of us don’t speak catese, if we’re not careful, we can miss the signs. Certainly most vets do.
One of the areas that drugs adversely affect anyone is the liver. The liver is the main organ that is responsible for dealing with toxins for the kidneys to eliminate. It can easily become overloaded.
A healthy cat could deal with this once or twice, but an unhealthy cat (which would be most of the cats being treated) will have such an unhealthy immune system, they couldn’t. So the effect becomes permanent.
When someone has a poorly functioning liver, their tolerance drops considerably. They become irritable, angry even, much more easily. They can’t be bothered with warning signs, so the claws and teeth are used as a first line of defence. THIS is the main reason why cats bite.
A third reason why biting in cats occurs is because of the treatment of the parents or the veterinary drugs used in pregnancy. The kittens are born with compromised health. Their tolerance is rock bottom.
Natural Solutions To Cats Biting
The first thing that you can do, that will make a big improvement to the health of your cat’s immune system, is to feed them the food they evolved on. Maybe not exactly, but very close. And that’s a diet of quality raw meat and bones. Although this is not rocket science, you do need to know why cats are fussy eaters and how to respect and deal with that.
The second thing you can do is to use a professional homeopath for all your cats health issues. The term ‘professional’ is stressed as those who simply dabble in homeopathy really don’t understand how to use it effectively. It isn’t as easy as prescribing common drugs.
A professional homeopath will be able to undo any damage caused by a frightening experience or by drugs. Or by anything else.
It is not uncommon that cats who bite or show signs of aggression, are misunderstood, so are either relinquished to a rescue centre, who probably kills them, or are just discarded and become strays.
Yet the solutions to why cats bite are readily available. You just need to know where to look, what actions to take.