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Common Behavioral Issues in Cats and What to do About Them Part 2

Did you know that some behavioral issues in cats could indicate underlying medical problems?

When cats start acting up, many owners chalk it up to poor training or simply a “bad cat,” but some cat behaviors that are less than ideal are actually a sign of an underlying medical problem that needs to be addressed by a veterinarian in North Merrick. Check out our last blog to learn about common cat behaviors that we’ve already addressed, and keep reading to learn how to deal with additional cat behaviors:

#3. Your cat is aggressive.

There are so many things that could be causing your cat’s aggressive behaviors. Here are a few things you can do about it:

  • Talk to your vet – When your cat is sick or in pain, he or she may start acting out. Rule out any medical problems before you do anything else to address your cat’s aggression.
  • Neuter your male cat – Male cats that aren’t fixed tend to be more aggressive.
  • Make sure you have enough resources – If you have multiple cats and not enough beds, toys, food and water bowls, perches or litter boxes, it can lead to fighting and aggression.

#4. Your cat has been yowling.

If your cat has started to become more vocal, and he or she has been yowling or meowing loudly, here are a couple of things you can do:

  • Get your cat fixed – When a cat is in heat, especially a female cat, they are likely to yowl or meow loudly to get the attention of potential mates.
  • Visit the vet – If your cat is already fixed, then the yowling or meowing could be your cat’s way of telling you that something is wrong.

We have just a couple more common cat behaviors to go over with you, so please stay tuned for our next blog.

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